Help Version: 2.12
Last Update: 04/08/03

State Specific Shipping Rates

You can now make the shipping charge a percentage of the shipping rate, that is returned from the shipping logic. The percentage will be based on which state is selected on the shipping template.

To implement this feature, open the config file tab of the Configuration Editor to ORDER_FORM_CALCULATED_FIELDS and set calculate state rate to yes.

On the shipping page is a select box for the state. If a selected state has a rate with it, the rate will be applied as a percentage of the shipping cost after the shipping logic has been calculated. Rates are added manually to the shipping template and are NOT added through the Logic Wizard.

Note: if you have upgraded from an earlier version, a new copy of the shipping template is located in the cgi-bin/templates folder named shipping_new.html.

Example 1

If the selected state looks like:

<option value="SC|0.75">South Carolina</option>

and the shipping cost is 10.00, then the adjusted shipping cost will be 7.50. (10.00 * 0.75 = 7.50) In other words 75% of 10.00 is 7.50.

Example 2:

If the selected state looks like:

<option value="SC|1.25">South Carolina</option>

and the shipping cost is 10.00, then the adjusted shipping cost will be 12.50. (10.00 * 1.25 = 12.50) In other words 125% of 10.00 is 12.50.

On the order form, the adjusted shipping cost will be displayed and will get passed through to the receipt page and emails.



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