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My first question is How to start a website with iPage.com? Looking forward for any comment. My 2nd question... Ok folks, here goes....

I'm moving a clients storefront off of yahoo stores and I'm not sure if I can carry over all of the features (payment and shipping wise). I've setup an oscommerce iPage site before and I'm very familiar with the software (I'm made a ton of mods to the markup). So my question is, has anyone else out there done this before? Transfered a yahoo store to oscommerce? I have all the necessary information, payment, shipping and whatnot but as far as mimicking what's already in place on yahoo, I'm just not sure of how to do it. Here's what I have as far as payment and shipping are concerned (as I see it, those are the two most major obstacles to overcome in setting up a storefront)..

Payment:.

Accepts: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Prepay by Check/Money Order and Visa..

Last time I setup oscommerce I just used payflowpro and was done with it. I don't know which gateway to use. My client says he has a merchant account so I don't need to worry about it. Does anyone know what gateway yahoo stores uses?.

Shipping:.

Accepts: (Doesn't say which company unfortunately) 1-3 Day Express, Free Standard Ground, 2nd Day Air, Next Day Air and APO/FPO (Military)..

Ok, any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...

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That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..

Comment #1

If your client is going to be doing the shipping, ask them which company they prefer to use and go with that. Most people who have been shipping for a while have very definite ideas about who does the best job for them. UPS, FedEx, and the Postal Service offer most or all of these options..

All of the above have shipping modules that you can use. If you need more than one, multiple modules will work..

Regards.

Jim..

Comment #2

OK, so I have five modified modules that are now working. I basically copied the table.php shipping module and changed some of the variables and viola, I have my modules! But for 2nd Day Air and Next Day Air, (I'm still moving this store off of yahoo stores mind you) I'm having a bit of a dilemma. I need to add functionality to allow for some additional calculations to take place. For example for 2nd Day Air, I need to be able to "Add ITEMS * 5 + WEIGHT * 0.5" to the final price. And for Next Day Air, I need to be able to do this "Add ITEMS * 10 + WEIGHT * 1" to the final price. I haven't found any mods (or completely new modules) that will allow me to do this. Does anyone have an idea on how I can do this?..

Comment #3

*bump* someone's got to have some idea on how this can be accomplished. I've got an employer breathing fireballs down my neck...

Comment #4

If you are using table.php then the full cart data should be available:.

 $cart->show_weight();  // total weight.

 $cart->count_contents()-1;  // Count of the number of items (Always 1 too high).

 $cart->show_total;  // Raw total cost.

The rest is just math. Or am I missing something here?.

Regards.

Jim..

Comment #5

Ok folks, here goes....

I'm moving a clients storefront off of yahoo stores and I'm not sure if I can carry over all of the features (payment and shipping wise). I've setup an oscommerce iPage site before and I'm very familiar with the software (I'm made a ton of mods to the markup). So my question is, has anyone else out there done this before? Transfered a yahoo store to oscommerce? I have all the necessary information, payment, shipping and whatnot but as far as mimicking what's already in place on yahoo, I'm just not sure of how to do it. Here's what I have as far as payment and shipping are concerned (as I see it, those are the two most major obstacles to overcome in setting up a storefront)..

Payment:.

Accepts: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Prepay by Check/Money Order and Visa..

Last time I setup oscommerce I just used payflowpro and was done with it. I don't know which gateway to use. My client says he has a merchant account so I don't need to worry about it. Does anyone know what gateway yahoo stores uses?.

Shipping:.

Accepts: (Doesn't say which company unfortunately) 1-3 Day Express, Free Standard Ground, 2nd Day Air, Next Day Air and APO/FPO (Military)..

Ok, any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...

Comment #6

OK, I figured out the payment methods but I'm sure if I can provide the shipping methods I described above. Does anyone know if there's a really customizable shipping contrib? Any help would be cool...

Comment #7


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.