So, I'm at my wit's end.
When I create a draft order, I want to be abel to set the box size & weight to be able to see the correct shipping rate so I can charge the customer appropriately. Then I will want to create a shipping label.
If I mark it "paid" (which I seem to have to do to be able to actually calculate shipping), then I cannot add shipping afterwards.
How the heck do I calculate shipping costs before I mark the invoice as Paid?
Seems like there is no way to do this, which to me is a massive oversight.
Here's what I do for a workaround:
I created a "shipping label" item with zero cost and not available on the store.
I get 2 draft orders going at the same time.
One is the "regular" order. The other is an order with the shipping label only, at zero cost. I set it as PAID. Then, I fulfill it, and I put the dimensions, etc of the box and weight into that order & print a shipping label (and add customs info if required). Then I put the shipping cost into the "real" order., and of course the printed label goes on the box.
It's a pain, but it works.
I'm in the same situation. I need to charge a credit card over the phone using Authorize.net and once the payment is fulfilled I will update the order to paid.
But how can I get the correct price to charge to the credit card if I don't get the shipping rates?
There should be a way of doing this.