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DandyDahlia 190 posts
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Remove "Destination State" - anyone done this?

May 17, 2012 5:01 PM

Tags: #ecommerce #business_catalyst #destination_state

Here is the thread on the old forum that wasn't moved across..

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:4q0R1s26zyAJ:www. businesscatalyst.com/ForumRetrieve.aspx%3FForumID%3D57%26TopicID%3D267 8+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au&client=firefox-a

 

How do we get rid of the Destination State dropdown?

Australia doesn't even have state taxes and this option is messy and confusing.

 

 

Would love to hear if anyone was able to remove this

 
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  • mario_gudelj
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    May 21, 2012 12:32 AM   in reply to DandyDahlia

    You can't do that if you're selling to different countries. Instead you need to create NSW, VIC, SA etc. as Tax Codes with 10% tax, so that the 10% tax is applied for customers buying from AU and not applied for those outside AU.

     

    Cheers,

     

    mario

     
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    May 25, 2012 5:35 AM   in reply to mario_gudelj

    mario, you must be geting sick of having that same question asked al the time. I se it everywhere, I continue to ask it. Is there a roadmap to improve that dropdown menu situation?

    cheers - billy

     
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  • mario_gudelj
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    May 27, 2012 7:38 PM   in reply to Always Interactive

    Hi Billy,

     

    I had a look at the roadmap but I can't see this there. That said, I will email the product management and ask them if the tax framework can be improved.

     

    Cheers,

     

    -mario

     
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    Jun 4, 2012 6:11 PM   in reply to DandyDahlia

    Far out, it does look like they have done it. Mario can you reverse engineer that site for us to find out whats happening and if it some thing that will help out in this area?

     
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    Jun 4, 2012 9:59 PM   in reply to DandyDahlia

    I think they did that by not using GST as a tax code. So they have included GST in the product price and not used the system to calculate it.

     

    We had the same problem here and the only solution was to do what Mario said as we needed to use the system to add GST for invoicing purposes.

    http://www.mummyiloveyou.com.au

     
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    Jun 8, 2012 2:52 PM   in reply to Jen - Pixel Palace

    Yes please change this...or at the very least have it read Province/State

     
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  • mario_gudelj
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    Jun 13, 2012 10:22 PM   in reply to DandyDahlia

    Those guys don't have any tax codes. If they did you'd see the states in the dropdown.

     

    @river east - you nee to use JS to chnage the text there.

     

    Cheers,

     

    -mario

     
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    Jun 14, 2012 6:27 AM   in reply to mario_gudelj

    Are you talking about the alert if the shipping option is not choosen as described here http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-1808 (which I have done) or is there away to change the on page Destination State above the dropdown ? I just need it to say Choose Province if so please let me know how to accomplish this. I am not a JS guru by any means.

     

    Appreciate it, Thanks

     
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  • mario_gudelj
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    Jun 14, 2012 8:53 PM   in reply to river east

    You'd need to jQuery to targed that text with something like $('#shippingStateSpan').text("Destination Province");

     

    See http://api.jquery.com/text/ for code examples and more options.

     

    Cheers,

     

    -m

     
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    Jun 15, 2012 7:34 AM   in reply to mario_gudelj

    I'm strickly a look and feel developer. Part of the draw of Business Catalyst was not having to code anything but I will give it a shot.

     
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    Jul 1, 2012 10:42 PM   in reply to DandyDahlia

    The following are some details I copied out of the old onlinebusinessWiki which was so full of good stuff that has now been lost...

     

    Shipping option details

    Monday, 20 July 2009

    5:43 PM

     

    To change how Shipping options are presented / displayed - The definitive answer....

     

    Through CSS styling and some javascript it is possible to change which elements are displayed and to change the label text associated with each of the elements

     

    To turn display of any element off you include <style> code at the beginning of your shopping cart template. The elements (NOTE: the names are case sensitive !) that can be turned off are:

    shippingCountry   (the drop down field listing you country(s))

    shippingCountrySpan  (The label for the country drop down field)

    shippingSpan

    ShippingOptions

    shippingState

    shippingStateSpan

     

    Example of achieving this is shown below

    <style>

        #shippingCountry {display:none;}

        #shippingCountrySpan {display:none;}

        #shippingSpan {display:none;}

    </style>

     

    To change the value of the label associated with each element you place the following javascript code at the end of your layout selecting the relevant element being

    shippingCountrySpan

    shippingSpan

    shippinStateSpan

     

    Example of how I changed the lebel on the Destination State to choose type of GST in Australia is

    </script>

    <script type="text/javascript">

    1. document.getElementById('shippingStateSpan').innerHTML = 'Select GST type';

    </script>

     

    Replacing Shipping options with custom text

    <script type="text/javascript">
    var sel = document.getElementById('ShippingOptions')
    for(var i=sel.options.length-1;i>=0;i--)
    {
    if(sel.options[i].value == "-1")
    sel.options[i].text = "Here goes the text of whatever you want to replace Choose Shipping Options to";
    }
    </script>

     

    Auto-Selecting one Shipping Option

    Needs to be added to the Check Out Layout -


    <script type="text/javascript">
    var shippingOptions = document.getElementById('ShippingOptions');
    if (shippingOptions) {
    shippingOptions.selectedIndex = 1;
      shippingOptions.onchange();
    }
    </script>

     

    I hope this is still relevant and helpful....

     

    If you want to see this implimented go to www.blackandblue.com.au - we set up a single tax code called GST and have hiddent this DIV per above after presetting the shippingState to the 1st (and only) choice.

     

    In the shopping cart layout we used the following... {tag_shippingoptions,true,true,AU;NZ;US} to limit our shipping to just AU, NZ and USA at present. We have shipping rates set up for the 3 different zones.

     

    The end result is that the shopping cart only applies GST if the buyer is is Aust and then only asks for shipping rates in NZ or US and at no time do we ask for a State or GST code.

     
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    Oct 22, 2012 4:36 PM   in reply to Greg.Tomkins

    Hi Greg,

     

    Thank you for this post.

     

    I was able to get the 'Select State' to disappear by inserting

    <style>

                #shippingStateSpan {display:none;}

            </style>

    into the <head></head> area of my Cart Template.

     

     

    I am unable to get the new text to display.

     

    Do I place the js code into the <head></head> area of the Cart Template (after the <style> tag used above)?

     

    Or do I go into Module Templates - Online Shop Layouts - Shopping Cart?

     

    Is the code correct? (I was going to replace Select GST type with 'Select Province' and I'm guessing the words I insert can be anything I choose).

     

    <script type="text/javascript">

    document.getElementById('shippingStateSpan').innerHTML = 'Select GST type';

    </script>

     

    I've tried this a few places but I must be doing something wrong.

     

    Thank you for your help,

    Tricia

     
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    Nov 5, 2012 6:53 AM   in reply to mario_gudelj

    I have a customer asking for this same feature, removing destination state, and though it appears it can not be removed I found this site featured on the AdobeTV system that did remove it (see below).  Any thoughts on how that is possible?  My client is in the US, and would prefer that tax be applied when someone enters their information on the checkout page - so we can remove the Destination State on the cart page.  Thanks!

     

    www.bogsfootwear.com

     
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  • mario_gudelj
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    Nov 5, 2012 3:03 PM   in reply to TiffanyP2010

    You can remove the state dropdown by changing {tag_shippingoptions,true} to  {tag_shippingoptions}, but there's no way to apply the tax on the registration page.

     

    -m

     
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    Nov 5, 2012 4:52 PM   in reply to mario_gudelj

    I'm sorry, I might have misread above because I thought that if the client was selling to different counries the state drop down could not be removed.  This client will be selling to Canada, US, UK and Australia.  Does that create a potential problem?

     
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    Mar 19, 2013 11:14 PM   in reply to DandyDahlia

    Hi,

     

    Any update on this?

     

    I desperately need to be able to remove the destination state dropdown as it is confusing and my client does not understand why it is there (it is very hard to reason when I don't understand either!).

     

    I can easily hide the field but I need to be able to use javascript to auto populate if Australia is selected as tax needs to be applied.

     

    Can anyone please help with this?

     

    Thanks

     

    Madeleine

     
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    Apr 13, 2013 6:05 PM   in reply to Madeleine101

    Hi Suppor team,

     

    Are you able to provide an update on this?

     

    I was told by one of your support team members that someone in the Dev team would be able to post a solution in the forum.

     

    It would be great if you could get back to me ASAP as this is really important to my client.

     

    Thanks

     

    Madeleine

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:08 PM   in reply to DandyDahlia

    Nope I never heard back from BC or anyone in the community.

     

    Fingers crossed we can get a solution

     
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    Nov 28, 2013 8:26 PM   in reply to DandyDahlia

    DandyDahlia, I am here simple to back you up. This has been going for more than 1.5 years I can assure you. I can only hope that BC recognise forum threads that get a lot of attention... and fix the issues therein.

     

    Adobe BC has a track record of taking about 5 years to address anything seriously. Before Adobe, the team at BC listened to Partners, and got the job done...

     

    I am baffled at how a juggernaut like Adobe can't deliver on these kinds of things.

     

    I have been a Partner for over 6 years... and I miss the days before Adobe.

     
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