Our team is currently developing a module that will allow multiple shipping quotes for a single order. For example, I have 1 order with 3 products and I want each product shipped to a different address.
We are having an issue deciding whether we should just split this into 3 orders on submission (easy) or override the way orders store shipping and products to keep this as 1 single order (hard)
If you were a customer with two products in your cart and wanted to send them to two different addresses:
1. Would you care if the site created 2 separate orders? (2 emails, 2 orders in your order history, etc.)
2. Or would you prefer 1 order with 2 products displaying different shipping addresses next to each? (Same flow as today with adjustment to order display)
For #1 there is definitely less coding but we don't know how useful an 'order splitter' module would be to the community.
For #2 there will be a lot of coding and we think a 'multiple ship to' module might possibly be well received by the community.
Any insights or opinions would be greatly appreciated.