The purpose of the "Ubercart Combine Shipping" module is to provide a way of explicitly forcing the method of shipping for a product or product class. Instead of having three shipping methods enabled on the cart and providing a choice to the customer for the best price, you will be able to specify at the product level, which shipping method a particular product will ship with. For example, PRODUCT A will ship UPS, PRODUCT B will ship FedEx. When the customer checks out, instead of providing an option for UPS or FedEx to the customer, both the UPS shipping price and the FedEx shipping price will be combined into one single shipping price.
The Ubercart Combine Shipping module is designed to be very flexible from the standpoint that you "should" be able to mix and match any method of shipping for your site. While it's been tested primarily with UPS, Flat Rate and a custom Freight method, the modules design is for all possible shipping methods designed for Ubercart 2.x.
Before enabling the Combine Shipping module, it is recommended that you enable and setup the desired shipping methods and test them to make sure they are working first. For the most part, the Combine Shipping module does nothing but intercept the shipping methods at checkout and combines them instead of displaying them separately but it does add an additional layer to the shipping setup process and if the shipping isn't setup right to begin with, it will make it more difficult to troubleshoot the problem.
It is recommended to test the checkout process from start to finish. The easiest way to do this is enable the Payment method pack module under the Ubercart - Payment section, then enable COD (Cash On Delivery) which will let you submit a product without filling out payment information.
Bugfix which addresses Ubercart 2.7 issue where calculating shipping at the "review order" page would result in a $0.00 total.
The D7 version of UC Combine Shipping is not slated until the later parts of the summer of 2012. Now that a stable v3.0 is officially out, we will begin looking at the options of porting this module to D7, however with time & financial constraints, we still expect to work on this around the summer. With that being said, things might change and decisions might be made to release a "use at your own risk" version of UC Combine Shipping that was ported for a customer. This "use at your own risk" version is similar to the D6 UC2 version, but differs in enough ways that I really hate to post it. (it was uniquely developed to a customers request. Some things don't work in the D7 version like choosing a shipping method through UPS and FEDex, it's locked to one item for each and never displays what the actual shipping company is.) I expect to begin working with the developer on a version that is identical to the D6 version and have it available this summer (2012).
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