This addon allows the shop owner to assign a shipping method to each product. This will allow you to have an order containing items that ship by multiple methods and still calculate an accurate shipping rate. One product could ship via UPS while another can be shipped via FedEx. All of the following (and more) are possible:
- Most products ship by a selection of standard shipping methods, but certain large and heavy items ship by truck.
- Products ship from one of two or more locations.
- Some products ship by a selection of standard shipping methods, some must ship by a specific method, others ship directly from several different suppliers.
- Any combination of the above.
All of the necessary settings are controlled in the admin panel. There is an Admin page to set up each Vendor (or shipper, or shipping method). There is an Admin panel for setting shipping modules for each vendor, similar to the Shipping Modules page in the current Admin. There is also a configuration setting to turn this whole Contribution off if it is no longer needed.
Note that this package uses its own shipping modules, which are variations of the standard shipping modules in an oscommerce shop. If your shop uses some non-standard shipping module, it will have to be converted to work with this package. Not all shipping modules can be converted. Please contact us if you are not sure about the shipping modules you use.