Community Store Shipping
Initially there was only 1 product so it was very straight forward to set up and configure but I have now been asked to add two new products with completely different shipping rates.
I have set up a small test site (Concrete5 version 220.127.116.11) to see how this could be configured and I cannot see any way within the Flat Rate Shipping method to apply different shipping rates to different products. Is this something which is possible out of the box or would it require a new shipping method to be developed per product?
You can only apply one shipping rate to a cart at a time. There's no limit as such to how complex the applied shipping rate is, you can build rates that are based on weight, tables of data or even live shipping APIs. But ultimately you need to find a way to come up with one price to apply to a cart.
Is this potentially a case of including the shipping with the product price itself and then not actually applying a shipping rate?
Your suggestions are very useful so I will look into a weight based system to see if I can get that to work. Otherwise I will look to building the shipping into the cost of the products themselves.
Thanks for taking the time to look into my query.
You cannot add products without a shipping option set up?
As it is still a very simple set of products I am currently looking at a weight based system with the bottom tier of products set at 0kg, second tier set at 1kg+ and 3rd tier set at 100kg+ This seems to give me the scope to set the necessary thresholds and base shipping costs on weight rather than quantities.
My original thinking was to use product groups to calculate shipping costs depending on the group of products but I quickly got tangled up trying to extend the example shipping package using the flat rate code structure!
Client setup using the 'Community Store', work in progress, lots to do yet: http://blackdoggames.uk/