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adodric

Member Since 14 May 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 20 2011 06:50 PM
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3-page Checkout step "Shipping / Payment"

07 October 2010 - 11:57 PM

First off I am running 2.0.14. I am not going to upgrade to the newest version anytime soon due to my cart being extremely customized and my time being limited.

On my site I only have 1 shipping method and it is a manual method. Basically all it does is charge a fixed amount for all orders under $90 and orders over $90 are free. Regardless of your order, this is the only shipping method. I also only have one payment method, credit cards.

My question is this, is there a way to get the cart to skip the "Shipping / Payment" part of the checkout process and go directly to the "Place Order" part where you actually enter the cc info? I was hoping that someone has edited the code already to accomplish this, since that step is meaningless for my site (there is nothing to select basically). Extra steps in the checkout are bad and the more you make a customer do the more chance they will abandon the cart.

Thanks in advance.

Sales Tax on Cart Page

05 June 2010 - 06:04 PM

My business is located in Florida so I charge tax to Florida shipping addresses. When in the shopping cart, if I am logged into an account and I estimate the shipping and use a Florida address it also puts the sales tax into the totals box calculations. This is perfect. However, when I am not logged in and I estimate the shipping for a Florida address it does not put the sales tax in the totals box.

Can someone double check this on their install, with whatever tax rules you have. This seems like a mistake in the design to me that it wouldn't give the tax rate for a non-logged in user on the cart page, or perhaps it could be an issue with my install.

Manual Shipping Question

04 June 2010 - 12:37 AM

On my current website I offer free shipping for orders over $90. This was easy enough to setup in CS-Cart. The problem is that when I offer a discount coupon to a customer, lets say 10% off, the free shipping is applied based on the original subtotal without subtracting the coupon. I need it to take the discounted subtotal for use on determining to give free shipping or not. In other words an order that is $95 before the coupon and $85.50 after would not get free shipping.

If anyone has made this alteration to their cart please let me know. I've looked at the code and I know where this takes place, it just doesn't have access to the discounts on the order in that function and I figured I'd ask here before I rewrite the shipping code.

New MasterCard and Discover Processing Requirements

12 April 2010 - 03:44 PM

This isn't so much a feature request as it is a required feature that I hope the CS Cart team adds functionality to handle for all the payment processors available in the cart. For those that haven't seen the new requirements that I'm talking about here they are:

MasterCard and Discover are modifying their rules concerning the processing of debit, prepaid and gift cards. MasterCard's rule changes go into effect May 1, 2010, and Discover's rule changes go into effect April 16, 2010.

What are the requirements?
MasterCard and Discover are requiring that all merchants support the following:

+ Balance response transactions — For prepaid and gift cards, once the card has been used, the remaining account balance will be transmitted along with the authorization response. The remaining balance must be printed on the customer receipt, displayed on the Web page or point-of-sale terminal, or both.

+ Partial authorization transactions — When a customer's transaction amount exceeds the balance available on their debit, prepaid or gift card, instead of declining the transaction, a partial authorization for the amount available to the customer will be returned. This will allow the customer to pay for the remaining amount with another form of payment. This is called a split-tender transaction.

+ Authorization reversals — An authorization reversal is a real-time transaction initiated when the customer decides that they do not want to proceed with the transaction, or if the merchant cannot complete the transaction for any reason. Authorization reversals free up the customer's available balance on their debit, prepaid or gift card.

Do I have to support the requirements?
MasterCard and Discover are requiring all merchants to support the requirements with the exception of merchants that exclusively process transactions via batch uploads, mail order/telephone order (MOTO), or recurring payment transactions. Your Merchant Service Provider (MSP) is ultimately responsible for determining if the requirements apply to your business, so please contact them for assistance in determining if your company is exempt.


The requirement that I dislike the most is the "Partial authorization transactions." Besides the headache of having two or more payment methods in such a case (at least the headache would be dealt with by the cart once CS Cart updates it to comply) we will have to pay transaction fees for each payment method.