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Batch Shipping Cost Entry

It's a long & cumbersome process to change the shipping costs of multiple items. A checkbox & batch change option would mean I don't have to change 25 items' shipping costs one at a time.

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  • Ricardo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was thinking about this, and I think it would be much easier to move the shipping cost settings to the preferences tab under "Shipping and Handling Preferences ", since we have to set those preferences anyways.
    It would consolidate the process on a single place, thus simplifying the whole thing.

  • Matthew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for the reply.

    I looked at all the other options for charging for shipping but they don't suit the way my lab handles it's shipping.

    My lab charges a fixed rate for most products irrespective of the number of items in the package as long as the weight is within their limits.

    For example; Standard prints up to 2kg cost £4 whereas products like framed photos up to 2kg cost £10.

    I will have another look at the shipping options to see if there is another way of doing it though.

  • AdminAdam Ellis (President, Instaproofs, Inc.) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for the suggestion, Mathew! We have actually thought the same thing ourselves about how cumbersome that process is. However, the reason we haven't put in the time to update how it is done yet is because the shipping costs calculation method that you are referring to is a method of calculation that is rarely used anymore. Most people have converted away from the "prints ordered" method and are now using the "order total" or "order percentage" methods instead. These methods let you define a shipping cost based on price of the order, which tends to be quite a bit easier than defining a cost for each print size individually.

    Take a look at the other couple of calculation options, and let us know what you think.

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