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Building E-commerce Sites with VirtueMart Cookbook by John Horton

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Chapter 3. Shipping and Taxes

In this chapter we will cover the following:

  • Charging for shipping by weight range
  • Configuring shipping by country, zone, or continent
  • Configuring shipping by zip code
  • Configuring shipping by a combination of criteria
  • Configuring VAT on the entire purchase (including or excluding VAT on delivery costs)
  • Configuring a tax to start or finish on a set date
  • Configuring a tax on a per-category basis

Introduction

Shipping and taxes in e-commerce might be one of the least entertaining topics to read about. But with a little bit of planning, the setup and configuration of the perfect tax and shipping rules for you can be made fairly trivial.

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