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jcollier
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Is there an option for the customer to be able to add insurance to the purchased item’s shipping?  If not, is there a creative way that maybe an up-sell item named insurance can be created that is based off of a percentage of the total order amount?  Any suggestions are appreciated. Thx.

 
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I’d like to have something like this too. I believe the best way to do it would be to actually modify the actual shipping modules to include the insurance as an option as it will usually be based on the actual cost of the shipping or shipped items. This will, however, require every shipping method you want to be modified/extended, which isn’t ideal if you intend on having several shipping methods available, all with the same insurance.

 
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fwhong
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This would be something we’d LOVE to have. Is this something that you can build into the Fontis Australian Extension Chris?

If not, what sort of coding is required to build this in ourselves?

 
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Hi, if your not in the uk you could modify this extension (Maybe?)
http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/480/royalmail-shipping-options

 
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I can add this to the Australia Post module but it won’t affect any of the other shipping methods.

What kind of options would be needed for insurance? Flat rate, tiers, etc?

 
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fwhong
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We’d prefer insurance to be based on a % of the total item cost.

i.e.

8% of $100 = $8 insurance.
etc..

Obviously, if the % could be something that can be changed that would be helpful smile

Also, if this is something that can be ‘opted-in’ by default, which the buyer can untick, that’ll be helpful as well.

Is this possible?

 
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caricell
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Has anyone come up with way yet to add an Insurance option to the cart, where buyers can click “add insurance optional: $2.00” or $3.00 or $4...etc?

This is sorely needed!

Larry

 
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haligonia
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No kidding.

 
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Cheung
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This extension is supposed to do it. I haven’t tried it yet but this person has some great shipping extensions so I am recommending.

http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/1601/auctionmaid-shipping-insurance-extension

 
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jcollier - 28 March 2008 09:54 AM

Is there an option for the customer to be able to add insurance to the purchased item’s shipping?  If not, is there a creative way that maybe an up-sell item named insurance can be created that is based off of a percentage of the total order amount?  Any suggestions are appreciated. Thx.

Over 5 1/2 years and still no real solution for shipping feature, seriously!?

The ideal solution would be based on product-value and real-time carrier insurance quotes.  Costs are different by carrier, so ideally they would come from the carrier.

 
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chiefair
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The official Magento response to adding insurance surcharges, et.al. is “we can’t figure out the taxation on the surcharges businesses add to sales and therefore we will not be supporting it.”

If you want to do shipping insurance, Webshopapps (no afiliation, just use their products which Just Work™) has a module to do that.

WebshopApps Shipping Insurance

real-time carrier insurance quotes

Let me know when UPS adds insurance to their shipping rate calculator.

 
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