Shipping Agent for BV Commerce Configuration (Version 3.6 and Above)

Shipping Agent for BV Commerce can be configured to change the way the Package Insurance Value is calculated.

Procedure

  1. Download web.config.bvcommerce.zip to your computer and unzip the file to extract a web.config file.
  2. If you have installed ShippingAgent.asmx to a subdirectory of your site, simply copy the web.config file to the same subdirectory. If you have installed ShippingAgent.asmx to the root directory of your site, merge the contents of the web.config file with the original web.config file that is in the root directory. Do not overwrite any BV Commerce web.config file with the Shipping Agent web.config file or your BV Commerce site will stop working.
  3. Using a text editor, change the configuration settings as shown below.

Insurance Value

By default the Shipping Agent will use the item's adjusted price to calculate the insurance value. You can configure the Shipping Agent to use the product's site cost as shown below.

The Site Cost for a product is recorded in the catalog but not in the order. That has two implications: First, if you change the site cost in the catalog after the order is placed but before the order is downloaded, then the Shipping Agent will use the updated site cost and not the site cost at the time of the order. Second, if you delete the product from the catalog before the order is downloaded, the Shipping Agent will not be able to download the order.

Find this text in the web.config file:
<setting name="Insurance Value" serializeAs="String">
    <value>Adjusted Price</value>
</setting>
Change the value to "Cost of Goods" as shown here:
<setting name="Insurance Value" serializeAs="String">
    <value>Site Cost</value>
</setting>

Last edited Dec 30, 2009 at 5:57 PM by afmiller, version 4

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