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How do we implement real-time UPS rates while still offering FREE ground for the lower 48?

I see a reply from a consultant to a similar post point the individual to http://www.ecommercecartmods.com/p-174-free-shipping-by-location-for-aspdotnetstorefront.aspx on http://forums.vortx.com/?qa=858/can-charge-for-ground-shipping-canada-but-keep-ground-the-free, but really I am hoping that this is a function of the cart without a 3rd party add-on and or use of a auto applied promotion.



asked Jan 29, 2015 in MultiStore by beccelasetc (110 points)
edited Jan 29, 2015 by beccelasetc

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Couday -

You should be able to set thsi up with a promotion.  You shouldn't need a 3rd party add-on.

Our blog article here shows how to setup a promotion for shipping.  In this blog we talk about a 50% off shipping for UPS Ground only, but you could set it up for 100% if you wanted.  I think you may want to select "Discount Shipping Only" after checking "Discount Shipping".

If you are running into issues setting up your shipping discount you may want to check that you have the AppConfigs for ShowGiftRegistryButtons and AllowMultipleShippingAddressPerOrder set to FALSE.  If they are  true, set them to false to work in the promotions editor and then set them back to true when you rae done.

I think that UPS Ground is only available for the lower 48 states.  If that is true, you wouldn't need to do anything more than setup your discount limited to UPS Ground, but if you needed to further restrict the states you could enable the shipping state requirement and put in a comma separated list of states.

Lori McDonald

Brilliance Business Solutions
AspDotNetStorefront Enterprise Development Partner
answered Jan 31, 2015 by bbs_lmcdonald (2,330 points)