I'm looking for a plugin where the buyer can add all of the items into their cart and request a manual combined shipping rate before processing their payment. I need to be able to manually adjust the shipping rate, yet have the order marked as "pending" so that way the buyer's items aren't sold to someone else in the process.

  • What do you mean by 'manual combined shipping rate'? Combination of what? More details would be helpful. – AreDubya Aug 5 '15 at 3:30
  • Because I am a small business, I need to manually calculate the total combined shipping rate depending on the specific combined item weight and sizes of items. I can't have flat rate shipping or a shipping estimate, I want to be able to offer the exact shipping cost – yoitslo Aug 5 '15 at 3:46

If you have a FedEx, USPS, DHL or UPS account enter your credentials in System->Configuration->Shipping Method and you will get a real quote based on weight. That's the normal behavior, you don't need a plugin.

You can see the configuration instructions here : http://merch.docs.magento.com/ce/user_guide/Magento_Community_Edition_User_Guide.html#shipping/online-rates.html%3FTocPath%3DShipping%7CBasic%2520Shipping%2520Methods%7C_____5

  • I forgot to mention that my business and warehouse ships from Asia, so unfortunately this isnt a option. – yoitslo Aug 5 '15 at 5:16
  • Which shipping companies do you use? – AreDubya Aug 5 '15 at 5:17
  • I use Hong Kong post. I would like to setup automatic weight calculation but I use several packing material such poly bag and box etc, postage varies based on the item and packing material configuration, therefor i need to be able to manually input the combined shipping cost. – yoitslo Aug 5 '15 at 5:19
  • Ah. So, basically, you want to pause the order, with status pending. Then you will manually determine the shipping costs and input them in the admin area, then the customer will come back and pay, releasing the order to move through the process. Right? – AreDubya Aug 5 '15 at 5:22
  • Yes that is exactly what I need. But I need the order to appear as "pending" or remove the items from available stock. – yoitslo Aug 5 '15 at 5:24

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