[ic] Multiple ship to's...

Paul Stearns pauls@compuace.com
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 20:56:39 -0500


I have downloaded, installed and set up the interchange system. I have made
the demo catalog. I have even played with the method of handling multiple
ship to's in the demo package. Which by the way doesn't seem to work, I added
a new ship to, selected it and the the original ship to address remained in
the ship to fields. I didn't complete the transaction, so I am not sure if it
would ship to the right place.

The demo system's handling of multiple ship to's seem to be based on separate
orders, the niche that I'm trying to fill is a gift shop where a customer
might want to purchas 5 to 10 items at one time to be shipped to multiple
places. For example;

A customer wants to buy 3 widget's and 2 doodad's. They want to send;
1 widget and 1 doodad to Aunt Matilda,
1 widget to cousin Billy Bob,
1 doodad to niece LaToya, and
1 widget for himself.

Unless I am mistaken with the way the current demo is set up the customer
would need to place 4 orders. Each separate order would incur a separate
Credit Card transaction fee and customer service overhead.

What is not obvious to me is how I might set up the front end part of the
system so that a customer might keep their purchases separated whilst they
shop, so that they can see in their basket what products have been allocated
to each ship to.

It is easier to understand by visiting the harryanddavid.com site and trash

The advantages of doing it the way I would like is, that the pain of filling
out the multiple ship to addresses is delayed until they have bought all of
their products and they can see what they bought for each person at any time
by clicking see cart.


"Cameron B. Prince" wrote:

> This is basically the idea behind the multiple shipping address function
> that is included with the Construct Something demo. You should be able to
> take this and modify to fit your needs.
> Good luck,
> Cameron
> -----Original Message-----
> From: interchange-users-admin@minivend.com
> [mailto:interchange-users-admin@minivend.com]On Behalf Of Paul Stearns
> Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 4:54 PM
> To: interchange-users@minivend.com
> Subject: [ic] Multiple ship to's...
> This is in regards to Interchange/Minivend...
> I have a customer who would like to have the multiple ship to
> capabilities of the harryanddavid.com site.
> Specifically what they like is the ability early during the purchase
> cycle to tag each product with whom they wish to send it. Whenever they
> look at their cart they can see what they have bought and for whom. At
> checkout time they fill in the shipping information for each recipient.
> And do a single credit card trx for the entire order.
> Has anyone done this using minivend/interchange?
> What is the level of difficulty in doing this?
> I am new with the product, and before I invest a lot of time in trying
> to figure out whether it can be done with this product I thought I would
> ask the user community.
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Paul
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