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Shipping Options: Miva Merchant Shipping Modules (pg.3)

By Ahmed Saad, Technology Matrix Group - Copyright 2001
Step 6

"Price Table Based Shipping" module will allow you to charge people based on how much they spend in your store.  Again you can enter any text you want as you name the shipping method.  Then you can choose to enter a handling charge if you wish.  Then you get to enter the "Ceiling" which defines to maximum amount that the shopper can have in his cart and still get charged the rate you enter in the next box. 

Enter the amount you want to charge, which can be a percent of the order total of you click on the checkbox next to the charge box.  Update and another set of boxes will come up and you can repeat the process.  In the final range simply enter "+" for the ceiling and that will take care of any amount above the ceiling of the previous range.  If you set the charges to be zero, then you can offer your shoppers free shipping if they exceed a particular dollar amount as we have in our example. 

After you setup the "Price Table Based Shipping" you can go to the individual products and you will find a new tab that says "Price Table Shipping Charges". 

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Click on it and then on the white edit button and you can add charges specifically for this particular product (the default shows 0.00 as in no additional charges over what the Price Table Based Shipping rates are).  Any amount you add here will be added to the customer's shipping charges on top of the amount predetermined by the Price Table Based Shipping setup.

While the documentation says that one could setup individual products to charge less than the preconfigured Price Table Based Shipping, the box will not take negative integers.   This is obviously a bug that Miva will hopefully fix shortly.

Step 7

Weight Table Based shipping is similar to the Price Table Based Shipping.  The only two differences are the fact that the calculation is based on the product weights you entered in the product screens as you added your products, and that the shipping charge cannot be a percentage since it is based on weight not shopping total. 

As with the "Price Table Based Shipping", after you setup the "Weight Table Based Shipping" you can go to the individual products and you will find a new tab that says "Weight Table Shipping Charges".  Click on it and then on the white edit button and you can add charges specifically for this particular product (the default shows 0.00 as in no additional charges over what the Price Table Based Shipping rates are).  Any amount you add here will be added to the customer's shipping charges on top of the amount predetermined by the Price Table Based Shipping setup.  You can also put negative values here and it works, unlike the "Price Table Based Shipping". 

Step 8

The UPS online shipping option utilizes the UPS online calculator and will be based on the account you have with UPS. 

You have to have a registration number issued from UPS.  UPS calculates all weight units as pounds, in the increment of 1 pound, and the minimum is 2 Lbs.  The maximum weight permitted is 150 Lbs.

Needless to say, all the standard Miva Merchant editing applies to shipping configuration (except for the UPS module).  You can change the rates and wording by clicking on the white "edit" button next to the given entry, you can add more selections under a given module by clicking on the yellow button, and you can click on the checkbox and update to remove.

 

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