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    Is there a way to implement more advanced shipping rules like free shipping for minimum orders or real-time carrier rates?

    Asked by nobowlcat on September 12, 2016 at 02:13 PM
    I also need more advanced shipping options beyond the standard per product or flat rate options. Is there a way to implement more detailed/advanced shipping rules? For example, free shipping for minimum orders or real-time carrier rates.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on September 12, 2016 at 02:52 PM

    In this case, you may consider setting up the products by using the built-in fields rather the payment wizard so that you can get the calculations done manually. The shipping rate can be calculated separately by setting up conditions for the products or product count based on your requirement. For Real-time carrier rates, do you mean by fetching real-time rates from the third party services? If so, you'll need to customize the form by using the full source code of the form.

    Hope this information helps! Please get back to us if you need any further assistance. We will be happy to help. 

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    Answered by nobowlcat on September 12, 2016 at 04:05 PM

    Hi Kiran,

    Modifying the source code is outside of my expertise. Do you know where I can hire someone to do it for me?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on September 12, 2016 at 07:45 PM

    Unfortunately, we do not have any preferred developers for modifying the source code. As mentioned in the other thread, you may hire a programmer from the freelancing website Upwork or Freelancer.

    Thank you! 

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    Answered by Kiran on September 12, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    Here is a demo form that might help you in getting the shipping calculation by using conditions.

    https://form.jotform.com/62557793806974

    Please feel free to clone the form to your account to see how it works. 

    Here is what I did in the form:

    1. Added product fields separately using number fields

    2. The total price is calculated using a calculation widget and following the guide How-to-Perform-Calculation-in-the-Form.

    3. Setup a condition to calculate Shipping price based on the total cost

    4. Add the Shipping cost and total product price to Final total using another calculation widget

    5. Now, pass the final price value to the Payment gateway by choosing Custom Payment.

    https://www.jotform.com/help/270-How-to-Pass-a-Form-s-Calculated-Value-to-another-Form-s-Payment-Total-Field

    Hope this information helps! 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on September 12, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Please refer to the guide below for cloning the form to your account.

    https://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL 

    Thank you!