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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:56 PM #1

Volumetric weight, sometimes called "dim" or dimensional weight, is used when the space a shipment takes may cost more than the shipment's actual weight.
 
Now with Dimensional Weight Addon for CS-Cart you can calculate dimensional weight on every product, and compare that to its actual weight, and use the greater of the two to determine your shipping cost in checkout.
 
Volumetric weight for shipments is calculated using the formula : 
 
Length x Width x Height in centimetres / 5000 = Volumetric Weight in kg
 
Our addon uses the default dimension fileds in shipping options tab in products to caclulate the Dimensional Weight. If this is greater than the actual weight then it will be used in checkout. If  you have no dimensions then actual weight will be used instead.
 
All you have to do is to set a shipping option as the option to be used for dimensional weight. Just click on the "use for caclulated weight" checkbox in the setting tabs of the shipping option you wish.
 
This adddon is compatible with verions 4.6.x and up
 
 
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Posted 29 March 2018 - 04:17 PM #2

Will this display and send in lbs / pounds for English system users?

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:37 AM #3

@FDGWEB
I think youll find that the weight units is taken care of by Settings: General >  [Grams in the unit of weight defined by the weight symbol]

 
Unfortunately, I think  the Weight Dependencies bug  will still be an issue,  mutually exclusive, but a deal-breaker for us
 
Also,  we need to be able to set the Volumetric weight factor,  rather than it being fixed at 5000!
For Australia post the factor is now 6000.


 
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Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:39 AM #4

Anyone home?



 
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Posted 21 March 2019 - 06:10 PM #5

We are still wondering on this as well.


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:02 PM #6

Looking at the pics for this addon, It seems that the factor is not specific to a shipping method, but fixed at 5000, hence the ability for the vol/mass result to be displayed on the product s Shipping Properties tab. Also, the use of mass/vol as opposed to mass is set per product. This is all wrong.

Function wise, the use of vol/mass needs to be Shipping Method dependant, thus would be calculated only upon checkout after a shipping method is selected by the customer. I can see how this add much complexity to the program flow of the addon, but required nonetheless.

 

Would be nice if the developer would chime in here?



 
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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:54 PM #7

hi guys thank you for your interest in this addon. Beeing on e xpos around EUrope this time of the year makes it difficult to be quick on forum responds.

 

Anyway as described in first post:

 

Now with Dimensional Weight Addon for CS-Cart you can calculate dimensional weight on every product, and compare that to its actual weight, and use the greater of the two to determine your shipping cost in checkout.
 
Volumetric weight for shipments is calculated using the formula : 
 
Length x Width x Height in centimetres / 5000 = Volumetric Weight in kg
 
 
So what it does is convert volume to weight and then compare  it to real weight and use the one that is biger
 
This addon is developed with metric system in mind so kgs. Also 5000 is not a variable you can change via settings. Its a fixed number used from couriers in Europe to convert volume. Its not showing also any volme or weight on product. It is only used for the shipping cost calcualtion when shop has large items that are light but take too much space and courier service will charge by volumetric weight and not real weight.
 
It is enabled on specific shipping method only (enable it on any shipping method you will use for the large objects and not all shipping methods).
 
So nothing is wrong. It is used for a very specific need. It is jsut not he case you need.
 
Said all that it is possible to create a version that will take in concideration all that, either as custom if it is just  one request or as commercial if ther is a large demand.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 12:10 AM #8

Yes, I understand,

However, the only thing preventing us from purchasing this addon is that the factor (5000) cannot be to be set in the shipping method. It seems to me that a programming change would allow this addon to be purchased by many more users, especially in AU where Australia Post use 6000 not 5000.

 

Also, since the base weight unit of the store is gms, need to ensure that the calc works ok for gms.



 
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 12:12 AM #9

ok

 

We can have a look on that and see if we can make this change per shipping.

 

I will get back to you.


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 12:45 AM #10

Excellent,

So if we can influence CSC team to fix the https://forum.cs-car...tead-of-weight/    bugs.. we will be able to use this addon.



 
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Posted 30 April 2019 - 04:39 PM #11

Hi guys 

 

we have finished this . Now you can have this per shipping options nebaled but also differently calculated bu changeing the calculated vlaue to 5000 or 3000 or whatever the case is.

 

 

Attached File  Administration __ Shipping & taxes - Administration panel.png   384.14KB   0 downloads

 

 

in product works as before, and lbs is also supported.

 

Attached File  Products __ Products - Administration panel.png   406.2KB   0 downloads

 

This is a  49x version compatible addon.

 

 


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