I'm trying to set up a drop shipper automatic coupon. Drop shipper user accounts are currently tagged as "drop shipper shopper group" in virtuemart. how do i set up a coupon so that if a member of drop shipper shopper group makes a purchase they receive 50% off AND a drop shipper fee for 3.18 PER ITEM they purchase. I would like this coupon to be automatically added at checkout so that both the discount and the surcharge are both added at once.
[Resolved] AUTOMATIC DROP SHIPPER FEE
With AwoCoupon, you cannot set the price of shipping, you can only give a discount. So if the shipping cost is variable then using a coupon for the shipping would not work. If you want it to create this discount in one coupon, then you would have to use a a parent coupon:
Coupon A: 50% discount coupon on product
Coupon B: x% discount on shipping
Coupon C: parent coupon with both coupons A and B and set process type to all that apply
Then can add coupon C to automatic coupon list.
With that said, if this is controlled through shopper groups, can you just create a shopper group specific shipping? Think you might need a shipping extension as I dont think virtuemart calculates shipping costs per product.
- It isn't shipping - it is a drop shipping fee. Drop shippers pay shipping just like all other customers. A drop shipper would receive 50% off retail pricing, pay standard shipping to the end customer's shipto address, and have an additional "drop shipper fee" of 3.18 to cover warehouse handling / materials.
My thought was to create a fake virtuemart product called "drop shipping fee" and set the "price" of this fake product at $3.18. Then use a buy x get y coupon where if the customer is in the shopper group tagged account and buys any of our products, they automatically get this drop shipping fee added to their account. The key is that the drop shipping fee is a fee added for EVERY PRODUCT ORDERED, so they buy x get y should be set up so that each product added to the cart adds 1 unit of the drop shipper fee. So 2 product ordered result in 2x1 drop shipper fee product.
Make this buy x get y coupon plus the separate standard 50% off coupon you show above both inside a parent coupon like you suggested and then make the parent coupon auto applied at checkout, such that in order to get 50% off, they also must get the drop shipper fee (i.e. no way to delete the drop shipper fee portion of the cart prior to checkout without also losing the 50% off portion of the coupon. I hope this makes sense.
I was able to get this to work, but for 50% off coupon, I set it up to EXCLUDE the "drop shipping fee" product at the bottom so that the 50% off would apply to all products EXCEPT the drop shipper fee. But I was unable to get awocoupon to exclude the drop shipping fee in the calculation - it keeps summing the drop shipping fee with the other products and then taking 50% off. What am I doing wrong?