Hi Foxy Cart,
I hope you all had a wonderful new year! Happy 2014
Moving on, here is my situation:
My client has expressed to me that keeping his margin tight on shipping costs is crucial to the success of his store. That said, he has a rather complicated setup for packaging. He has 3 different weights of products, 4 different weighted/sized containers, a varying number of gel packs required to keep products cool during shipment that add weight, as well as the possibility to have full, or partially full containers, further varying the weight.
He has no desire to use any of the shipping options presented in the admin menu. So, it seems to me like I need to calculate the weight beforehand, to be live estimated through the Fed Ex live rate functionality. But, when thinking about how that will work, your estimator takes the weight of a given singular product and multiplies that weight by the quantity, and then combining the price of individual products. Am I correct in my thinking?
Is there any chance I can work out a way to do maths, and pass a single weight to the Fed Ex live rate plugin? If not, how do you suggest I do this? I'm starting to worry it may not be possible with how things are set up currently. I hope I am missing something rudimentary!