[FX.php List] Calculating UPS shipping cost
bob at patin.com
Thu Jan 27 12:26:56 MST 2011
Well, it's not consistent at all; this is for a giftshop's online shopping cart that sells all sorts of things, including books, clothing, souvenirs, etc. They want their cart to give shoppers the ability to choose different shipping options from UPS or USPS. I found a good function from a company called Sonicode for $50, that will return shipping rates for Fedex, UPS, and USPS, if only I had the right access key.
As it turns out, I've now found out that the UPS Access Key, which is fairly easy and quick to obtain, is NOT what I need to use; rather, these functions all require a UPS Production Access Key, which takes a couple of weeks for them to send. So that's probably why none of my tests worked...
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On Jan 27, 2011, at 1:11 PM, Dale Bengston wrote:
> Hey Bob,
> There are a lot of options on that first one. Assuming you're doing something consistent like CD shipping, maybe you could put some of those parameters in hidden form fields so users don't have to deal with them.
> On Jan 27, 2011, at 8:03 AM, Bob Patin wrote:
>> Hi Dale,
>> Well, I tried the 2nd one, never got it working. The first one requires many more variables than they're going to want to provide; some ask for just weight, while others ask for package dimensions, which they don't want to have to provide...
>> I have yet to get any of them to work... sigh...
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>> On Jan 26, 2011, at 5:51 PM, Dale Bengston wrote:
>>> Hi Bob,
>>> It looks like you can tap into UPS's shipping calculations API. Here's a short tutorial on how to do your own form that submits to the API:
>>> And there's an open-source project for tapping into the UPS API.
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