My Question as sent to Brett:
I would like to set up a category within my store where products are sold by weight: Up to 50 products would be listed without individual prices. The customer would fill their cart and when a preset weight of all their purchases is reached, a price would be charged that would include the products and the shipping and handling charges. Can this be done using Foxycart? I have a basic knowledge of XHTML and CSS but no other programming knowledge. This is my first commercial website, please take this into account when responding.
Your Questions and my responses:
-Does every product have the same weight?
No, the catalog entries would include the weight for each product, and then the cart would somehow add them up as the customer selects them. The cart would need to show a running total of the weight.
- Is there a minimum weight, or a minimum number of products, that must be reached before you allow checkout?
The first weight unit would be 5 pounds.
- Is there a set cost per weight unit (lb, kg), that includes shipping and handling?
Yes, there will be a set cost per 5lbs which will include shipping and handling. Only tax would be extra.
Are you using a CMS to build the site or are you doing static pages?
No clue. I am using XHTML and CSS to build my website from scratch.