@jschlich - I am a brewer and fully understand what your product is, as well as how it is different from other hop products (none of which are commodities). It is no problem to add your unique hop product to the system; I have made those steps quite clear in my previous responses.
Beyond adding your product, you are also asking us to accommodate bundling shipping cost into the price of the product. This is a completely separate issue with far greater complexity. Lots of different types of hop products trade on The Exchange. In all cases the goal is the same: prepaid shipping. That’s what everyone prefers because it’s better/faster/cheaper/more convenient.
The Lupulin Exchange currently has no straightforward provision for sellers to bundle shipping cost into the price of the hops, and this is the very first such request that I am aware of in more than 5 years and 50 million dollars of trading volume. I’m guessing nobody else has requested bundled shipping because there are too many disadvantages that would accompany it.
For example, If your pricing structure is different than 100% of other listings on the site, then you are not likely to make any sales. Brewers will see your inflated price, not immediately understand that the price includes shipping (nothing else on the site does, so why would they expect your listing to be any different?), balk at the price, and not buy it. That’s assuming the listing actually gets in front of them in the first place, which is far less likely at a higher (bundled) price due to Hop Alert filters. This is only one of many reasons why I think bundled shipping is the wrong approach.
While I have offered various workarounds to accomplish your objective, as I have explained at length, none of them are ideal. If you want to list hops on The Exchange, I suggest you give prepaid a try first. Then, if you still insist that LEx should pursue bundled shipping, I suggest you advocate for that capability via a separate community post; unrelated to this thread/dedicated to the concept of bundled shipping. The Lupulin Exchange is a community of commercial brewers, hop merchants, and hop growers and we make decisions together, as a community. If the community wants bundled shipping, we’ll figure out a way to do bundled shipping.
If you want to try some prepaid (or legacy) listings without bundled pricing, let us know and we’ll squeeze in the changes in the checklist above as soon as we can. If not, no worries. Regards, John