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I second your question! This function is so obvious and vital that I find it hard to image that it’s not available.
As you mentioned, there are several scenarios where “hacks”, such as using handling fees to compensate, simply don’t work well, often resulting in too much or too little being added.
The simplest solution would be to have a packaging weight value/field. This could also be called a ‘starting weight’. When weight is calculated in the cart, it simply adds the packaging weight to sum of the products.
A more robust solution (but still very simple), would be to be able to add packaging “products”. For, example, I may have three different shipping boxes/packaging materials. I may add each of the three packaging “products”, giving each a name and weight. Then, for any given product, I could define (ideally via dropdown), which packaging that product uses. When this product is added to the cart, it simply uses (quantity x product weight) + packaging weight. Very simple.
Even more ideal and, again, simple, would be to allow a product’s packaging to be variable, ie. from quantities 1-20 use the big box, from 20-100, use the bigger box.
Again, this seems so simple and so useful, that I wouldn’t be surprised if it is already available and I just haven’t figured it out.
Any help on this would be much appreciated.