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One of the critical factors to calculate shipping a product is its weight. Depending on the region being served, the units used for weight may need to be changed so that customers do not need to calculate the value. The following tutorial will show how to set the unit of measurement used for determining the weight of your products in OpenCart 1.5.
Weight is a determining factor used to select the shipper which would be used to ship a product in your store. Weight will only be seen by the customer if it is included in the product description displayed by the storefront. Otherwise, it is only seen by the Administrators and other employees who have access to the Administration Dashboard. Here are a few screenshots of the product catalog and product description where the weight value is displayed:
The screenshot in the above left shows the product in the catalog view for an administrator. Weight and weight class are clearly show there in kilograms. In the screenshot to the right, the weight is also displayed and in this case it is shown in both kilograms and pounds. The description is not automatically changed if the units of weight are changed in the store. The description would need to be updated to include the changed weight unit and weight of the product.
The weight class is very important to the shippers, so you will also see the weight classes in the shipper information. Here's a screenshot of what you see in the shipper details:
To find more information on Shippers within OpenCart, please go to Managing Shippers within OpenCart 1.5 and Determining the Weight Code and Class used by Shippers in OpenCart 1.5.
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