October 3rd, 2013
Category Shipping is a great shipping method for Virtuemart 2.x. It allows you to set up shipping cost per category. When users check out products, it will calculate and show total shipping cost based on categories that products in the cart are belong to.
Suppose that you set up the shipping cost for categories as following (Category Name/Shipping Cost):
+ Hand Tools: $4.5
+ Power Tools: $7
+ Garden Tools: $9
Then on the checkout processing:
+ If users purchase products which are belong to Hand Tools and Power Tools categories: Shipping Cost = $4.5 + $7 = $11.5
+ If users purchase products which are belong to Power Tools and Garden Tools categories: Shipping Cost = $7 + $9 = $16
+ If users purchase products which are belong to all these 3 categories: Shipping Cost = $4.5 + $7 + $9 = $20.5
The Category Shipping method also supports some other options:
+ Select countries to apply this shipping method
+ Enter package fee
+ Select tax rule to apply for shipping cost
+ Use maximum category cost option: if Yes, then only maximum category cost is applied as shipping cost.
Many my clients asked for this shipping method so I decided to create it. I hope that you will like it.