the "weight" attribute usually has a 'global' scope. That's why it can't display, say, 2 different values depending on the Magento website or storeview. That's what I have understood so far.
Does anybody here know a way around this limitation?
Reason behind this is: with the 'weight' value, we can display the shipping cost directly at the articles detail-page in the frontend, which is very conveniend for the customer.
That implies, of course, that the values of 'weight' are NOT actually grams or kilograms, but are the amounts of Euros for the shipping. (We don't use UPS or Hermes or any of these services.)
Now as we want to send our articles to our neighbouring countries, we would like to display slightly raised costs for these storeviews/websites. And here we go having the problem to give different values to 'weight' according to the destination, i.e. storeviews/websites.
=> We of course use the table-rates for shipping to different countries. But that applies only when the check-out process is met by the customer. We however would like to display the shipping-cost already before when displaying the article.
I hope this was described clear enough for you to get the issue. Any help or hint is greatly apprechiated!