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Free international shipping supported?

foxybafoxyba Member
in Help edited March 2011
I wanted to do a store promo and was wondering if there is anyway to simply turn off shipping charges for a month for all customers, domestic and international.

I saw a post a while back saying free international shipping wasn't supported yet:

... not sure if that's still the case.

  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team

    If you're wanting to turn off shipping costs for all customers, you can simply set all of your categories to be flat rate shipping with a default value of 0. Does that cover what you're after?
  • OK - yes, that's an idea.

    What about if I wanted to offer 2 options: Priority Mail for free or Express Mail as a paid option?

  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team
    Then that would require a little extra work. Is the paid option from live rates or is it a flat fee that you're going to set?
  • In the free Priority / paid Express scenario, Express Mail would be live rates.

  • lancelance Member, Community Support Member
    edited March 2011
    @foxyba -

    You can activate live rates for both Priority and Express, then do a JavaScript override of the Priority rate on the checkout screen and have is set to zero. How familiar are you with jQuery? Something like this might get you started:
    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
    var myCustomShipping = function() {
    $("label[for='shipping_service_37'] > span.fc_shipping_cost").html("<span class='fc_currency_symbol'>$</span>0.00");
    jQuery(document).ready(function() {
    	jQuery("#fc_shipping_methods_inner").ajaxComplete(function(event, request, settings) {

  • @lance -

    Thanks - I tried pasting the code you provided into the head of the checkout template (and re-caching of course) but it didn't have the desired effect. Is there something else I need to do?
  • lancelance Member, Community Support Member
    @foxyba -

    Sorry for the delay! Somehow I overlooked your response. Do you still need to get this working or have you figured something out?

    If you still need assistance, please let me know. If you could provide a link to your store, that would be great.

  • @lance - thanks, I ended up just using the foxycart admin to set flat-rate shipping to $0.00. I might investigate other shipping options in the future, but this simple approach is working now. If a customer needs expedited shipping, which they usually don't, then they can email me to request it.

    The store's conversion rate has doubled - so it's been a successful experiment so far!

  • lancelance Member, Community Support Member
    @foxyba -

    Glad you got something up and running that works for you! Also glad to hear that the conversion rate has improved.

    Let me know if you've got any other questions.

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