May 18, 2011 AT 3:16 pm

Zencart ZENSDAY – Tariff information for each product

Tariff

Zen Cart Mods! Our mods, hacks, tips and tricks for open source shopping carts. This week – Tariff information for each product. If you plan to ship items abroad, the package will end up having to pass through the recipient’s customs office. These offices basically look at whats in the package and send a tax bill for any import tariffs or VAT. To speed up shipping (especially with a automated shipping system) its handy to have each items tariff information attached to the product. This tutorial will show how we do this by creating three new product attributes that are stored in the database: Tariff Number, Country of Origin and brief description.

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  1. Having the tariff codes on the receipt or elsewhere is absolutely great. It saves so much time when dealing with customs.

    BTW when I went to pick up my Adafruit shipment, the customs worker said that the papers included in the order were probably the best she had ever seen. Mainly thanks to the tariff codes!

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