Destination based shipping charges update
May 2, 2011
An update to allow better control of the per destination shipping charges is now available to all UGAL e-commerce websites. The original model was to define, for each destination, a percentage markup to apply to the local shipping charge.
It works well and is easy to implement, but has one drawback: when the local shipping charge is zero, all destination charges remain at zero, regardless of the markup applied.
The correction we introduce today resolves the issue by adding an offset to the calculation:
shipping(destination) = shipping(local) * markup + offset
The update makes shipping charges calculations more flexible, while keeping them simple to manage. Contact us if you think of other improvements.