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Complicated Shipping Settings

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Hi guys I'm doing Google Merchant Center shipping settings, but cannot solve our shipping method defining, the rule is:

 

if weight <= 0.5KG, and total price <=$99

Standard: $10, Express: $20

 

if weight <= 0.5KG, and total price >$99

Standard: $0, Express: $10

 

if weight > 0.5KG, and total price <=$99

Standard: $18, Express: $31

 

if weight > 0.5KG, and total price >$99

Standard: $8, Express: $21


Can any one help me on making this complicated shipping method settings? Many thanks!

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September 2015

Re: Complicated Shipping Settings

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(a) shipping may be either exact or an overestimate --
if exact shipping cannot be configured or submitted
then, an overestimate is required.

(b) if multiple shipping methods are provided then,
only the lowest rate for a product will be displayed.

currently, there is no mechanism for a user to select from among
multiple shipping-methods and the higher configured or calculated
shipping-rates will simply be ignored, so need not be submitted.

(c) currently, there are no concepts of a shopping-cart or a total price --
price is (only) for the one, single, item-offer in the submitted (feed) data.

(d) any shipping based on weight must include a valid and accurate
shipping_weight attribute and value in the submitted (feed) data --
a valid shipping_weight value should include a number, space, and
google-supported unit; e.g.
124.45 kg

so, the shipping details for that use-case could be reduced to the following:

(1) be certain that the shipping_weight attribute with a valid
and accurate shipping_weight value is submitted for each item.

(2) if the standard-rate is exactly accurate then, set only the standard-rate;
otherwise, configure only the overestimate -- i.e. set only the express-rate.

(3) price will be based on the price for a single item-offer -- no other total.

then, the configuration is a simple rate-table
with only two dimensions -- weight and price.

the two weight-ranges are simply 0 to 0.5 kg and all others;
the two price-ranges are simply 0 to 99 and all others.

that would assign each item into one of the four shipping-rates.

always verify the processed, calculated, shipping-rate
by clicking on the item's title under the products-tab --
after the shipping (rate-table) has been configured, is
set active, and the (feed) data has been re-submitted.

 

newly configured (shipping) settings may sometimes take a few hours to
propagate through the system -- waiting a few hours may sometimes be
required, after saving any setting, before re-submitting the (feed) data.

 

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Accepted by topic author Dau E
September 2015

Re: Complicated Shipping Settings

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(a) shipping may be either exact or an overestimate --
if exact shipping cannot be configured or submitted
then, an overestimate is required.

(b) if multiple shipping methods are provided then,
only the lowest rate for a product will be displayed.

currently, there is no mechanism for a user to select from among
multiple shipping-methods and the higher configured or calculated
shipping-rates will simply be ignored, so need not be submitted.

(c) currently, there are no concepts of a shopping-cart or a total price --
price is (only) for the one, single, item-offer in the submitted (feed) data.

(d) any shipping based on weight must include a valid and accurate
shipping_weight attribute and value in the submitted (feed) data --
a valid shipping_weight value should include a number, space, and
google-supported unit; e.g.
124.45 kg

so, the shipping details for that use-case could be reduced to the following:

(1) be certain that the shipping_weight attribute with a valid
and accurate shipping_weight value is submitted for each item.

(2) if the standard-rate is exactly accurate then, set only the standard-rate;
otherwise, configure only the overestimate -- i.e. set only the express-rate.

(3) price will be based on the price for a single item-offer -- no other total.

then, the configuration is a simple rate-table
with only two dimensions -- weight and price.

the two weight-ranges are simply 0 to 0.5 kg and all others;
the two price-ranges are simply 0 to 99 and all others.

that would assign each item into one of the four shipping-rates.

always verify the processed, calculated, shipping-rate
by clicking on the item's title under the products-tab --
after the shipping (rate-table) has been configured, is
set active, and the (feed) data has been re-submitted.

 

newly configured (shipping) settings may sometimes take a few hours to
propagate through the system -- waiting a few hours may sometimes be
required, after saving any setting, before re-submitting the (feed) data.

 

Re: Complicated Shipping Settings

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Great thanks, Celebird! It helps!