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shipping price fixed in admin, but need additional costs for international deleveries

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Community Member, 19 Posts

13 January 2011 at 2:44am

Hi all,

I have SS 2.3.5 with the ecommerce module on.
The module is heavily customised so upgrading will be extremly time consuming.

What I have is, in the admin section there is a shipping costs field where the admin can assign different costs for shipping on a product by product basis.
I have added an extra field for the international costs but can't implement it to work as required.

The code i have from code > products > Product.php;

    function UnitShipping_Cost() {  
        global $country;
        if     ($country == "GB" ) 
                    if ($this->Product()->Shipping_Cost) return $this->Product()->Shipping_Cost;
                    if ($this->Product()->Int_Shipping_Cost) return $this->Product()->Int_Shipping_Cost;

Currently what happens is the $country is being ignored and the international shipping rate is being applied.
How do I find the $country first to add teh relevant shipping amount?

Hanx in advance



Community Member, 102 Posts

17 January 2011 at 6:28am

Hi Neilos

With e-commerce you can get every logged in member country as this is also used on billing address.
The simplest way of getting user's Country is by using EcommerceRole::findCountry() aslo with your UnitShipping_Cost method, if this condition is not met ($country == "GB" ), then nothing was happening.

	function UnitShipping_Cost() {
		$country = EcommerceRole::findCountry();
		if($country == "United Kingdom"){
			return ($this->Product()->Shipping_Cost) ? $this->Product()->Shipping_Cost : $this->Product()->Int_Shipping_Cost;
		return $this->Product()->Int_Shipping_Cost;

Can you post you Product.php as your modifications might help many people.




Community Member, 19 Posts

17 January 2011 at 11:22pm

Hi PAt Jnr,

Thanks for looking at this.
You can view all of Product.php here, I hope someone else finds it useful:

I have added your function, but it still doesn't alter the shipping costs at checkout for UK or non-UK orders.


In that function, if I use

if($country == "United Kingdom")

It uses the value for "Shipping_Cost" regardless of country selected
And if I use
if($country != "United Kingdom")

It uses the value for "Int_Shipping_Cost" regardless of country selected.