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First of all What do I need to start a web iPage hosting service? Thanks in advance for any comment. 2nd question I got is.. This is my weight based table rate for shipping in usa..

In my eyes.... (and I do wear glasses!!!) it is .4 - .13 (these are oz) then 1, 2 and 3 (these are pounds).

.4:1.60,.5:1.85,.6:2.00:.7:2.30,.8:2.55,.9:2.75,.10:3.00,.11:3.20,.12:3.45,.13:3.

.70,1:4.10,2:5.85,3:8.65.

My test order is soaps at 4oz each..

So when I order 6 of them it should be 24 oz which is 1lb 8oz. So surely it should be 5.85 when I check out but it's not.... it's coming up as 8.65..

If I order 2 (8.somethingoz) it's coming up as 2.75 which is fine..

But when I do 3 (12 - 13oz) it's coming up at 5.85.........

Any help mucho appreciated!!!.

Thanks.

Sam..

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

Comment #1

Set "tare weight" to zero. admin > configuration > shipping/packaging..

Comment #2

OK, now I think I've got this straight. As I said, this is a tough read..

.4 lb = 6.4oz. (not 4oz).

6.4oz. x (6 4oz soaps) = 38.4oz..

38.4oz / (16oz per lb) = 2.4lb.

2.4lb rounded up would be 3lbs, or 8.65.

I'm assuming that's what it's doing anyway. Keep in mind I don't use (nor have I ever used) rate tables..

Ah I forgot all about tare weight, burt gets the prize..

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Acheron.

: 09 July 2004, 11:18..

Comment #3

Sam;.

As mentioned earlier, tare weight (and % increase for larger packages) settings in your admin configuration will affect the final package weight that the cart sees as a shipping weight..

You also need to be sure that your shipping table reflects only one "type" of weight - it will not recognize ounces in one range and pounds in another. If you want to deal in ounces, then 4 ounces will be "4" (not .4) in both your individual item weight (entered when you are adding items to your catalog) and in your shipping table (ie 4:1.60).

This would mean that 1 pound needs to be entered as "16", not "1" in both the product entry area and in your shipping table. I personally think it would be easier to treat everything as pounds, so the weight of your 4 oz. soap is 0.25 and your shipping table would look like:..

Comment #4

Ok..

Thanks burt for that tare weight bit!! I've done that. And thanks a million to stuart!!.

I put in the chart you put up for me and it didnt work..... then I thought ' ah' and went and changed the weight on the actual product to be 0.25 not 0.4 as it was!!!!.

'IT COULD WORK' as dr frankenstein (thats fronk-on-steen) would say ...... and it does!!!.

I went from one soap to 7 soaps and it showed everything at correct weight!!!.

Would you believe how many 'tickets' i've sent to oscommerce or whoever it is that is supposed to help!!! Now I just have to go through each product and change the item weight with the help of your chart!!!!.

Time to put on some loud annoying music on quietly, get some sugary pop and choccie and get on with it!!!.

Hey acheron - glad you had some fun with that!! theres probably more where that came from - my head is full of useless information!!! and I can probably make any simple question difficult!!! (i blame it on black adder, bottom, the young ones and eating to many creme eggs at easter personally),.

So huge thanks ..

Sam.

PS. I feel another question on the way.........

Comment #5

Exactly what I was saying when I said:.

It wasn't easy being clear on this one though. hehe..

Comment #6

Maths was never my 'thing' so if stu hadnt actually given me the chart with fractions of lb's i'd never have figured out exactly what 4 oz actually was!!!! Then i'd have had to ask you for more help!!!!.

So once again stuart - I thank you!!!.

And yes acheron, you were right with the .4 not actually being 4oz!!! I guess I never thought (and was not simply told from my emails back and forth to oscommerce) that I cant work with lb's and oz ... just one or the other!!! Easy when you think about it I guess ..... I just had a look again to see if it's still is ok (you never know what evil things might have crept in and made it go wrong.... and it still works AND suddenly there more info in the zones section (there was lots of empty boxes and although I new this zones things existed that was going to be my next question....) but suddenly all the info is there so I just have to work out prices for the othe rcountries....

Its so nice to see something work now!!!.

Thanks for your help peops!!! WOOOOOHOOOO!!.

Sam..

Comment #7

This is my weight based table rate for shipping in usa..

In my eyes.... (and I do wear glasses!!!) it is .4 - .13 (these are oz) then 1, 2 and 3 (these are pounds).

.4:1.60,.5:1.85,.6:2.00:.7:2.30,.8:2.55,.9:2.75,.10:3.00,.11:3.20,.12:3.45,.13:3.

.70,1:4.10,2:5.85,3:8.65.

My test order is soaps at 4oz each..

So when I order 6 of them it should be 24 oz which is 1lb 8oz. So surely it should be 5.85 when I check out but it's not.... it's coming up as 8.65..

If I order 2 (8.somethingoz) it's coming up as 2.75 which is fine..

But when I do 3 (12 - 13oz) it's coming up at 5.85.........

Any help mucho appreciated!!!.

Thanks.

Sam..

Comment #8

Sorry to get your hopes up by replying w/o having an answer. I've been rereading your post, trying to get it straight and just keep thinking of how it reminds me of those SAT questions back in HS..

If Soap A weighs 1lb and is tossed 10mph to the east and Soap B is tossed 20mph to the west and the soaps are 500ft apart, how long will it take Soap A to reach Soap B. OK, sorry, will get back to rereading your post again...

Comment #9


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