Good question... I dunno what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..
If the products weight is 0 and you have downloads enabled in the admin the shipping screen should be skipped.. this is a standard feature of MS-2...
The problem is the item is not electronic, it a subscription. The product come with shipping included in the price. If I make a fake electronic product for the item I can get it to bypass the shipping charge, however then I run into the ship to may not be filled out...
How does one set up this free shipping per specific item ? .
I enabled the download feature in the configuration and set the weight of a specific product to 0 ; but the shipping still gets calculated ?!?.
Thanks in advance for any help !.
I have been searching long and hard myself for a way to put free shipping on certain items. I have not found the exact solution I want, but I did come up with a workaround that allows free shipping, I hope this can be of some help to people..
My store sells products and web hosting, and I needed a way to turn off shipping for iPage hosting accounts. I didn't quite achieve that, but what I did get was an addtional option when checking out, right above the list of pay-per shipping charge selections, that says "Shipping Not Applicable- Only select this option if you are purchasing a iPage hosting account- if you are buying a product, you must select a pay-per method below" Right next to this text is a radio button with the text $0.00. When the customer selects this button, they are then allowed to proceed to making payment and no shipping charges are added to the order..
This is how you do it:.
And download this contribution. I did not create this contribution, but thanks much to the person that did. This contribution is so that you can enable an instore pickup option in your shopping cart. The instructions are in another language, but you just have to upload each of the files to the respective directories the files are in when you unzip them. Once you have uploaded the files to the appropriate directories, go to your OScommerce admin page, click on Modules-Shipping, and then click on the one that says "pick up" and then select "Install". Once installed, click edit, and then select True to enable pickup shipping.
Now open this file:.
Find the line.
Define('MODULE_SHIPPING_PICKUP_TEXT_TITLE', 'Pick up');.
Modify the text to whatever you want to say. For example you can say:.
Define('MODULE_SHIPPING_PICKUP_TEXT_TITLE', 'No Shipping Charge- only select this option if you are are purchasing a service, not a product');.
Basically you want to use this text to let customers know they have to select a shipping charge unless they are buying a service from you, or an item where free shipping was advertised. You may also want to add that if the customer selects "No Shipping Charge" on an item that does not qualify for free shipping, it will delay their order and shipping charges will be added on anyhow. You want to repeat the above step on this line, which is right below the above line:.
Define('MODULE_SHIPPING_PICKUP_TEXT_DESCRIPTION', 'Pick up');.
This is important- if you are creating an item that is a service or that will otherwise qualify for free shipping, make sure to give the product a weight- setting it to 0 is not recommended, especially if you are running the UPS or FedEx calculator plugins...
Just try the contribution from Linda named " Download Controller" (The latest version is Download_Controllev5.3 MS2.2). This has free shipping and free payment modules alongwith controlling downloadable products. You can visit this url to download this contribution.
Hope this helps..
Yep, I think this is the best way to work with this problem. Use the Linda's contribution. I faced the same problem before and other options are time consuming..
I am in a bit of a bind. I need to offer free shipping on some non-downloadable products. I am using the UPS mod. I have the items weight set to zero, but the shipping is still calculated as if it was 1lb, the ups default min weight..
Any ideas would be helpful...
I am having the same problem but I am usuing the table shipping method...