[ic] Multiple Ship To's
Sat, 31 Mar 2001 17:19:22 -0500
The shipping charges question is not as big an issue to me as the problem of
ordering 5 widgets (one part number), and being able to ship each of the widgets
to 5 different people. The reason that shipping charges are not a big problem
for my implementation is that the shipping charge is the same no matter where
the products are shipped. I.E. The five widgets would cost $29.75 to ship
whether they all go to NY, FL, MN or CA or are split in any way possible.
Mike Heins wrote:
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> > > Subject: [ic] Multiple Ship To's
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> > > In December I had indicated that I would try to rewrite the shipping
> > > module to handle Multiple Ship To's.
> > >
> > > I have been unable to do this, due to a variety of higher priority
> > > items, both business and personal.
> > >
> > > Has anyone else endeavoured to handle Multiple Ship To's?
> > >
> > > What I need is the protypical gift shop store where a person might order
> > > 10 items, either different or the same, which are to be shipped to
> > > anywhere from 1 to 10 different addresses.
> > >
> > > The Construct something Demo is tantalizing in that it allows the entry
> > > of multiple ship to's but it does nothing with the data.
> > This is not entirely true - the construct demo, as it installed itself
> > on my machine, takes the line by line ship-to:'s and writes them into the
> > individual order files in the orders/ directory. Although I would like
> > this information to display in the GUI, I have not had time to pump it in
> > (yet). So I just manually check the orders. We get less than 6 orders
> > a day, so it isn't a difficult thing to look at.
> > Eventually, when we finish educating our shipping people, I will have
> > the entire order with credit card and ship-to:'s get encrypted and
> > e-mailed to the fulfillment person. (but they're still complaining about
> > having to get adjusted to Eudora and the new web insterface for phone
> > orders)
> Yes, and foundation in the next version will have a better implementation.
> But it still will not address what is usually the question, multiple
> shipping calculations line-by-line. Very possible, but there are a lot
> of pitfalls to it.
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