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    UPS Dimensional Weight Starting in 2015

    Hi Everyone, I think figuring out the dim weight of each single item will work for purchasing multiple items. At least for me it will. Most of the time, we tend to over pack an item. So if 1 item fits in a 14x10x10. 2 of the same size item will probably fit (speaking for myself) in an 18x12x10. Which dims out to 16 pounds. If each item is marked 11 pounds, then we would actually make out a little. I figure for the times where the box oversizes and we would lose money on shipping, that we would make it up on other shipments. This stuff always has a tendency to work itself out in one way or another. So at least for me, I would like something which can either be built into the inventory which will give me the weight based on the dims. Or, I can leave it as is and spend one long weekend at the end of the year and re-work all of my weights to dim weights. But, here is the wild card ... As long as the new USPS/UPS module still works with pure weight. I think that is more of the problem. Speaking for myself, I try to keep it as simple as possible. The more variables, the more the chance of something not working right or affecting something else. Thanks, Mike
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    UPS Dimensional Weight Starting in 2015

    Hi Gary and Phil, Maybe it may be best to put a small pop up (or section) in the actual inventory item so when you add an item, it will calculate the dim weight for that item based on the box size it would ship in? Then you can just use that as the US shippable weight. We do that now for oversized boxes. We would just have to do it on every item. But on the smaller stuff, it's alot of repetitious work. Many changes to inventory weight. Based on the UPS equation. Maybe a simple dim weight calculator or something like that? We can always go into the UPS software to figure it all out, but that is cumbersome. Depending upon how many different items you have. I would say on 80% of our products, we can tell you what box they will ship in. If not, a simple tape measure will do the trick. The actual weight no longer matters using this method because 99 out of 100 times, the dim weight will be more. Which is why UPS is doing this. Unless you are shipping bricks of course. LOL. :) My question is how will the new UPSXML module work with this change? From my experiences (ask Gary about that one), LOL. Whenever UPS or USPS comes up with a new brilliant idea, website shipping modules go down for a while. LOL. If the revised UPSXML works just on weight like the current modules do, then I guess a dim weight calculator built in will do the trick? What do you think? Thanks, Mike
  3. Hi Everyone, This is for all the OSC peeps who help design this stuff. I read that starting in late December of 2014, UPS is changing all of their rates for UPS Ground and UPS Standard to Canada packages to dimensional weight pricing. You can read about that directly from the UPS website at the link below. http://www.pressroom.ups.com/Press+Releases/Archive/2014/Q2/UPS+Announces+Dimensional+Weight+Changes I'm guessing there won't be a module for something like this because it's going to be something very intense I feel. To completely get it accurate, you would have to put the packaged dimensions (size) in for every inventory item. And, As you know, once you add multiple items to your cart, the box size changes. To figure our Dimensional Weight, you calculate the cubic size of your package in inches by multiplying the height, by the length, by the width, Then you Divide the cubic size of your package in inches by 139 to determine the dimensional weight in pounds. Increase any fraction to the next whole pound. So for example, if you have a box which is 14 Inches Wide by 10 Inches Tall by 10 Inches deep that weighs 2 pounds actual weight packed, UPS will charge you for a box which weighs 11 Pounds. Because 14x10x10 = 1400, then divided by 139 = 10.07 Pounds. Which rounds up to 11 pounds. I feel this is going to be a nightmare. Hopefully, there will be an easy solution as for our company, we use UPS for all of our domestic shipping. I also heard FedEx will be following suit and USPS already does this for packages which are larger that 12x12x12. Thanks, Mike
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    USPS International = NEW NAMES update

    Hm I wonder what I am doing wrong then.
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    USPS International = NEW NAMES update

    I did edit the first array and it did come up, would I still need to add the other part in PHPMyadmin?
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    USPS International = NEW NAMES update

    So then this won't work for us?
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    USPS International = NEW NAMES update

    Thanks so much for the info, I think I found the issue, we don't have the: "MODULE_SHIPPING_USPS_TYPES_INTL"; We had modifications done and that is not showing anywhere for me :(
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    USPS International = NEW NAMES update

    Can you elaborate on all the changes you made? I did the what you suggested and nothing came up at checkout.
  9. Hello, I have a webstore that has been running for just under 2 years using OsCommerce. The Designer and Coder I had has since re-tired and I am in need of changes. The new USPS Postal Rates on the 14th has taken away the ability for my International Customers to check out. I have tried both the contributions but it looks like the person I hired to code the site made several customizations so the things to look for in those contributions are not there. I need this to be fixed ASAP and I also would like a few other custom mods done at a later date, but time is of the essence on the shipping as I am losing business. Please respond is you are well versed with these types of modules and can help me out. Willing to Pay current rates for the help via PayPal or whatever method you would like. Please e-mail me ASAP and we can talk terms. Thanks.
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