I have a situation where I need to calculate shipping values based on the length of the supply chain. Easy, however I need to have instances where an increased amount is required based on specific date criteria.

My example is as follows:

`Shipvalue`

= 100`Date1`

= 1/1/2013 (Jan) - ship 50% more than usual`Date2`

= 2/1/2013 (Feb) - ship 25% more than usual`Date3`

= 3/1/2013 (Mar) - ship 25% more than usual`Supply chain length`

is:- June - October 100 days
- November - March 140 days
- April - June 100 days

The issue I have is that as there is an increase in the number of days, my formula:

```
IF( Date1-(Supply chain length + any extra days)=today's date,
shipvalue+(shipvalue X 50%),
IF( Date2-(Supply chain length + any extra days)=today's date,
shipvalue+(shipvalue x 50%)
IF( Date2-(Supply chain length + any extra days)=today's date,
shipvalue+(shipvalue x 50%),
IF( preceding cell<>0,shipvalue,
0)
)
)
)
```

Now the problem with this is that if the length of the supply chain increases then the formula misses all but the 1st increase. So, I thought of adding a variable that would be incremented and checked every time you made an increased shipping amount.

So, how do I do both the calculation for the increased shipping value, and set the variable in one part of the IF statement?