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Building Online Stores with osCommerce: Beginner Edition by David Mercer

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Shipping

There are six shipping modules currently shipped with osCommerce by default, which give you a fair amount of control over how you handle the delivery of your goods. There are also a huge number of modules available that can augment the default functionality, or provide new facilities altogether. The best thing to do when organizing your site’s shipping is to sit back and think carefully about who will be buying what, and where they are likely to be.

Once you have a good idea about where most of your products are going, you can develop a shipping strategy to suit your needs. For example, if you are only going to be shipping to a relatively small geographical area, and your products are more or less the same in terms of size and weight, ...

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