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# Calculating shipping costs

Hello everyone. I'm a newbie here and have searched the New Users threads with no luck.

I have a small sales business and have created a workbook to figure pricing. The problem I'm having is calculating shipping costs. We use UPS and they charge by the pound. I can total the weight of all items on an order but I can't figure out how to make the worksheet find the shipping costs based on the weight totals.

For example, the freight weights are:
Weight, lbs Price
Under 3 5.95
3 - 6.9 6.85
7 - 13.9 7.85
14 - 23.9 8.90
24 - 39.9 0.35 per lb
40 - 59.9 0.31 per lb
and so on down to
Over 1000 0.24 per lb.

I've tried some of the VLOOKUP formulas in this forum without luck. I just don't know what I'm doing.

Can someone help?

Thank you very much,

Lynn

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SAMPLE.jpg

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I have a table posted below in cells A4:E13

Credit National National National National
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I need to calculate the Discount Amount based upon a customer's credit
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I cannot figure out how to properly use the function -without- using nested
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