I’m currently working on setting up a Magento based shop in New Zealand, and so far totally impressed, I just had a couple of questions to ask incase I was missing something, of which the answers will hopefully help people in my situation!
None of the built in freight options are much use to people outside of North America, and I’m thinking that a lot of other countries advertise their products tax inclusive, so here are my dilemmas.
The easy one is tax (Or GST as they call it here). When I enter the price for a product, I want that to be the GST inclusive rate, rather than putting in the GST excluding rate, and have Magento work it out. The ‘Including Tax’ display doesn’t bother me, but for 99% of our customers GST isn’t going to affect them. Having the amount of GST that is being paid on the invoice would be handy, but not essential.
The second, freight. The ideal situation for freight in my case would be to have different rates based on which island the purchaser was based in, and then a way to charge freight based on the products they are buying, ie, if it was a bulk freight option they would get charged more than normal freight, if we were dispatching from the north island and the customer was in the south, they would get charged a separate rate.
A couple of scenarios, lets pretend we are based in the South Island.:
a) Person A buys 3 items, and needs it shipped to the North Island, one is a bulk freight and the other is normal and the two items can fit in one box. Charge the customer a standard other island bulk rate and the standard other island freight rate.
b) Person B buys 2 items, but based on their weight are too big for one box, but they’re in the same island. Charge the customer two boxes at the same island rate.
I realise there may be some custom code involved in both, which I am happy to undertake, when pointed in the right direction.
Thanks in advance.