You do not need multiple shipping methods for every Postcode - ZIP code area PLUS it works perfectly with Alpha/Numeric codes as in the UK and Canada.
Has been tested on: USA ZIP Codes, UK Postcodes, Canadian Postcodes, French Postcodes, German Postcodes (PLZ), Australian Postcodes
Works with all country Postcode - ZIP Code system. Simple config - a comma separated list in the text area.
The format is:
Each zone is on a new line.
A Canadian example would be:
Can be up to 4 digits as the postcode matching loops through 4 levels..
UK example for Central London Congestion Charge Area:(shortened but you get the idea)
Each Postcode Area in each Zone should be separated by an asterisk. The Postcode is checked in 4 steps to 4 digits so entries such as Y1A1 are valid.
BasePrice: Fixed fee - can be used in conjunction with the 'Up To Weight' condition setting an upper limit
PriceMultipier: a sum that is multiplied by the Sale price or Weight
Trigger: If the 'Trigger' is set to 'Trigger by Weight' and the weight is above this value then the PriceMultipier will be triggered.
If set and the 'Trigger' is set to 'Trigger by Price' and the Sale Price is above this figure then the PriceMultipier will be triggered.
PriceFree: If the Sale price is above this figure Shipping will be free
Default config section: Postcodes not found use the default values.
Install the Joomla 2.5 Plugin by using the standard Joomla installer.
Then enable the VM Postcode shipping plugin in the Joomla 2.5 Extensions->Plug-in manager.
Go to Virtuemart-->Shop->Shipment Methods and click 'New'.
Configure the various parameters. These are:
Up To Weight - this is used in conjunction with the multiplier value to set a limit for the base value. When this passed the multiplier value is used. You can choose to add the base value to this value.
Minimum number of products.
Maximum number of products.
Minimum order amount.
Maximum order amount.
Default Zone values - Base, Multiplier, Trigger and Free. These values will be used if the postcode is not found.
Trigger - set to trigger on price or weight
Price Multiplier - choose to multiply by weight or Sales Price.
Price Multiplier Type - choose if to add the base value to the multiplier value.
Full debug on/off
Minor debug on/off
Now includes an over-ride (switchable in admin