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  1. Do you have bts template....I do. And the third step of this cdynamic contribution is confusing me. My mainpage.tpl.php looks different the one in the basic installation instructions and the creinstallation instructions. I am beginning to think this contribution doesn't work with bts template...however, the maker of the contribution says she/he got it to work with bts...i read this on the forum. But the maker gave no instructions. I explained in more detail here: http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?sho...0tag&st=320
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    Problem with BTS

    I had the same problem...I went to store configuration and typed in the template I was using...like CSS-fluid-1.
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    cDynamic Meta Tags v1.2

    Did you ever find an answer to this question? I have a bts template and my mainpage.tpl.php is different than the instructions. I can't find exactly those lines.
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    cDynamic Meta Tags

    I understand. I bought this site fairly cheap from a guy. It had terrible search engine rankings. After doing alot of research, I found this $400 software that helps you to manually submit to search engines. You still have to check your information carefully before click the submit button...because computers do make mistakes. But after using this software...the site I bought is now 1 and 2nd in the search engines on some of my keywords. It took me 6 months to save for it though (this was when I was starting out). I also spent about 4 months compiling a long list free search engines and free directories I could submit to. I also spent alot of time studing how search engines work, metatags and why title/decriptions/keywords & why content is important. There is this advertising/submission company that contacts me about once every few months offering me the same service I describe above... that I figured out on my own... for $150 per month OR $1500 per year. That is crazy. More importantly, I have learned from any website I have ever built...it takes about 1 to 2 years to work your way up through search engine rankings to even start to get any sales. So, you have to be in it for the long haul. I give a hosting company $120 per year for hosting space that holds 5 websites. Then I use oscommerce to build the sites..that is free. While I wait for my site to work it's way up through search engine rankings once it is done...I build another site so I am not wasting time. To date, I have built 8 sites in 8 years. 4 sites for me, 2 for my husband, 1 for my 16 year old and 1 for my 13 year old. I learn it all...then I teach it to my kids and husband. I still have a full time job. And I love the challenge of building sites. I am still not making the big bucks I dreamed of. But with my profits last year... we put in an inground pool. And it bought Christmas this year. My first two sites I built were html. However, every site after that has been oscommerce. The php code is still frustrating for me to understand sometimes. But it is worth it to learn it. And I believe SEO is the most important thing you can spend your time on. So it is worth to wait for a response from others in this forum and try to figure out contributions like cDynamics...etc....and how they work. So hang in there....of course...All statements above are solely me opinions on what I have learned...nothing more. And if anyone out there knows how to make cDynamics work with BTS template...please respond....Thanks.
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    cDynamic Meta Tags

    Yes I know....I don't think anyone is listening. It usually doesn't take so long for a reply...but it is the holidays...so I am trying to be patient. In the meantime, I have left this post all over oscommerce....hoping someone will have ran into this before. I have tried several things as far as changing the code...but what I am doing...just doesn't seem to do the trick.
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    cDynamic Meta Tags

    Hi Chris... I have a bts template and the only step that is different is step 3. However, my mainpage.tpl.php page is different than the one in the CREinstallation instructions. And I don't know what to change and what to change it to. So this really has me scratching my head. Can you help? Here is my first few line of my mainpage.tpl.php page: <?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'counter.php'); ?> <!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html <?php /* echo HTML_PARAMS; */ ?>> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>"> <title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title> <?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'meta_tags.php'); ?> <base href="<?php echo (($request_type == 'SSL') ? HTTPS_SERVER : HTTP_SERVER) . DIR_WS_CATALOG; ?>"> <meta name="description" content="<?php echo META_TAG_DESCRIPTION; ?>" > <meta name="keywords" content="<?php echo META_TAG_KEYWORDS; ?>" > <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php echo (bts_select('stylesheet','stylesheet.css')); // BTSv1.5 ?>"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php echo (bts_select('stylesheet','main_layout.css')); // BTSv1.5 ?>"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php echo (bts_select('stylesheet','print.css')); // BTSv1.5 ?>" media="print"> <style type="text/css"> <!-- <?php Thanks for your time, Janet
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    cDynamic Meta Tags

    In case I didn't make it clear to all.... It is the third step that is bugging me... My mainpage.tpl.php page does not look the same as the regular installation instructions or the CREinstallation instructions.... My mainpage.tpl.php that has <title>...</ti..tle> looks different than the instructions. Here is the top portion of my mainpage.tpl.php look like: <?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'counter.php'); ?> <!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html <?php /* echo HTML_PARAMS; */ ?>> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>"> <title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title> <?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'meta_tags.php'); ?> <base href="<?php echo (($request_type == 'SSL') ? HTTPS_SERVER : HTTP_SERVER) . DIR_WS_CATALOG; ?>"> <meta name="description" content="<?php echo META_TAG_DESCRIPTION; ?>" > <meta name="keywords" content="<?php echo META_TAG_KEYWORDS; ?>" > <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php echo (bts_select('stylesheet','stylesheet.css')); // BTSv1.5 ?>"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php echo (bts_select('stylesheet','main_layout.css')); // BTSv1.5 ?>"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php echo (bts_select('stylesheet','print.css')); // BTSv1.5 ?>" media="print"> <style type="text/css"> <!-- <?php
  8. Hi....My name is Janet. I have uploaded the latest version of cDynamic Meta Tag. I would have left a reply on the forum for this contribution...but it is 17pages long...and I doubt you or anyone would find me at the very end. So...I hope I have not interupted anyone too terribly. I uploaded the latest version and I have a BTS template. On step 3..where it says STEP 3 - Edit pages you want to use meta tags on (like index.php, product_info.php etc) I went to my index.php page but could not find the code <title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title> to even replace it. However, I did find it under templates/Css-fluid-1/main_page.tpl.php So I replaced the code above with the code below <?php # cDynamic Meta Tags /*<title><?php echo TITLE; ?>*/ require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'meta_tags.php'); # ?> After doing this...I get this error Fatal error: Cannot redeclare meta_create_title() (previously declared in /home/electron/public_html/catalog/includes/meta_tags.php:30) in /home/electron/public_html/catalog/includes/meta_tags.php on line 36 I have spent several days looking at this...I even looked over the other instructions CRE installation to see if I should have used those instructions...but again...I don't find the code <?php // BOF: WebMakers.com Changed: Header Tag Controller v1.0 if ( file_exists(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php') ) { require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php'); } else { ?> <title><?php echo TITLE ?></title> <?php } // EOF: WebMakers.com Changed: Header Tag Controller v1.0 ?> in the main_page.tpl.php to change it to code <?php /* // BOF: WebMakers.com Changed: Header Tag Controller v1.0 if ( file_exists(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php') ) { require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php'); } else { ?> <title><?php echo TITLE ?></title> <?php } // EOF: WebMakers.com Changed: Header Tag Controller v1.0 */ # cDynamic Meta Tags require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'meta_tags.php'); # ?> So I must not use those instructions either. If you can be of help...I would appreciate any you can offer. I plan of leaving a fee for this contribution once I can figure it out. Thanks and Have A Blessed Holiday. Janet Here is my mainpage.tpl.php page <?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'counter.php'); ?> <!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html <?php /* echo HTML_PARAMS; */ ?>> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>"> <title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title> <?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'meta_tags.php'); ?> <base href="<?php echo (($request_type == 'SSL') ? HTTPS_SERVER : HTTP_SERVER) . DIR_WS_CATALOG; ?>"> <meta name="description" content="<?php echo META_TAG_DESCRIPTION; ?>" > <meta name="keywords" content="<?php echo META_TAG_KEYWORDS; ?>" > <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php echo (bts_select('stylesheet','stylesheet.css')); // BTSv1.5 ?>"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php echo (bts_select('stylesheet','main_layout.css')); // BTSv1.5 ?>"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php echo (bts_select('stylesheet','print.css')); // BTSv1.5 ?>" media="print"> <style type="text/css"> <!-- <?php if(isset($css_page_width)) { echo 'div#pageFrame { width: ' . $css_page_width . 'px;}'; } ?> #informationBox br { display: none; } #informationBox a { display: block; } #informationBox a:hover { background: #eee; } --> </style> <?php if (isset($javascript) && file_exists(DIR_WS_JAVASCRIPT . basename($javascript))) { require(DIR_WS_JAVASCRIPT . basename($javascript)); } ?> </head> <body> <!-- warnings //--> <?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'warnings.php'); ?> <!-- warning_eof //--> <!-- "Fluid CSS Layout" template for PandA.nl, Copyright: Paul Mathot Haarlem, Netherlands 2004/02/15 --> <?php // include i.e. template switcher in every template if(bts_select('common', 'common_top.php')) include (bts_select('common', 'common_top.php')); // BTSv1.5 ?> <!-- begin pageFrame --> <div id="pageFrame"> <div id="logoFrame"> <img src="<?php echo (bts_select('images','logo.gif')); // BTSv1.5 ?>" alt="Logo"> <div id="imageNav"><?php //echo '<a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_ACCOUNT, '', 'SSL') . '">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'header_account.gif', HEADER_TITLE_MY_ACCOUNT) . '</a> <a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_SHOPPING_CART) . '">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'header_cart.gif', HEADER_TITLE_CART_CONTENTS) . '</a> <a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_CHECKOUT_SHIPPING, '', 'SSL') . '">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'header_checkout.gif', HEADER_TITLE_CHECKOUT) . '</a>'; ?></div> </div> <div class="navBarFrame" id="navTopFrame"> <div class="navBarContent"><div class="breadCrumb"><?php echo $breadcrumb->trail(' » '); ?></div><div class="navAcc"><?php if (tep_session_is_registered('customer_id')) { ?><a href="<?php echo tep_href_link(FILENAME_LOGOFF, '', 'SSL'); ?>"><?php echo HEADER_TITLE_LOGOFF; ?></a> | <?php } ?><a href="<?php echo tep_href_link(FILENAME_ACCOUNT, '', 'SSL'); ?>"><?php echo HEADER_TITLE_MY_ACCOUNT; ?></a> | <a href="<?php echo tep_href_link(FILENAME_SHOPPING_CART); ?>"><?php echo HEADER_TITLE_CART_CONTENTS; ?></a> | <a href="<?php echo tep_href_link(FILENAME_CHECKOUT_SHIPPING, '', 'SSL'); ?>"><?php echo HEADER_TITLE_CHECKOUT; ?></a></div></div> </div> <div id="middleFrame"> <div id="middleContent"><?php require (bts_select ('content')); // BTSv1.5 ?></div> <!-- end middleContent --> <div class="navBarFrame" id="navBottomFrame"> <div class="navBarContent"> <div class="date"><?php echo strftime(DATE_FORMAT_SHORT); ?></div><div class="navAcc"><a href="<?php echo tep_href_link(FILENAME_SHOPPING_CART); ?>"><?php echo HEADER_TITLE_CART_CONTENTS; ?></a> | <a href="<?php echo tep_href_link(FILENAME_CHECKOUT_SHIPPING, '', 'SSL'); ?>"><?php echo HEADER_TITLE_CHECKOUT; ?></a></div> </div> </div> <!-- begin bannerFrame --> <div id="bannerFrame"> <div id="copyRight"><?php /* The following copyright announcement can only be appropriately modified or removed if the layout of the site theme has been modified to distinguish itself from the default osCommerce-copyrighted theme. For more information please read the following Frequently Asked Questions entry on the osCommerce support site: [url="http://www.oscommerce.com/community.php/faq,26/q,50"]http://www.oscommerce.com/community.php/faq,26/q,50[/url] Please leave this comment intact together with the following copyright announcement. */ // echo FOOTER_TEXT_BODY ?>A <a href="http://www.panda.nl" target="_blank">PandA.nl</a> creation 2003<br>Powered by <a href="http://www.oscommerce.com" target="_blank">osCommerce</a></div> <?php if ($banner = tep_banner_exists('dynamic', '468x50')) { ?> <div id="banner"><!-- <?php echo tep_display_banner('static', $banner); ?> --></div> <?php } ?> </div> <!-- end bannerFrame --> </div> <!-- end middleFrame --> <!-- begin boxes1Frame --> <div class="boxesFrame" id="boxes1Frame"> <?php require(bts_select('column', 'column_left.php')); // BTSv1.5 ?> </div> <!-- end boxes1Frame --> <!-- begin boxes2Frame --> <div class="boxesFrame" id="boxes2Frame"> <?php require(bts_select('column', 'column_right.php')); // BTSv1.5 ?> </div> <!-- end boxes2Frame --> </div> <!-- end pageFrame --> </body> </html>
  9. jdice

    cDynamic Meta Tags

    Hi....My name is Janet. I have uploaded the latest version of cDynamic Meta Tag. I would have left a reply on the forum for this contribution...but it is 17pages long...and I doubt you or anyone would find me at the very end. So...I hope I have not interupted you too terribly. I don't normally write people. I uploaded the latest version and I have a BTS template. On step 3..where it says STEP 3 - Edit pages you want to use meta tags on (like index.php, product_info.php etc) I went to my index.php page but could not find the code <title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title> to even replace it. However, I did find it under templates/Css-fluid-1/main_page.tpl.php So I replaced the code above with the code <?php # cDynamic Meta Tags /*<title><?php echo TITLE; ?>*/ require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'meta_tags.php'); # ?> After doing this...I get this error Fatal error: Cannot redeclare meta_create_title() (previously declared in /home/electron/public_html/catalog/includes/meta_tags.php:30) in /home/electron/public_html/catalog/includes/meta_tags.php on line 36 I have spent several days looking at this...I even looked over the other instructions CRE installation to see if I should have used those instructions...but again...I don't find the code in the main_page.tpl.php to change it. So I must not use those instructions either. If you can be of help...I would appreciate any you can offer. I plan of leaving a fee for this contribution once I can figure it out. Thanks and Have A Blessed Holiday. Janet
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    cDynamic Meta Tags

    Okay...I feel silly. I misunderstood the directions. The directions of the contribution said... cache/ should be uploaded to your *catalog*/ directory So...I did not have a cache file. I needed to create a cache file and then put the htaccess file in the cache file... NOT REPLACE the catalog htaccess file with the cache one. Gosh that was so confusing me. I haven't got the contribution to work yet. But my site is showing and once I figure out how to use...I hopefully can get it all to work. Lah Lah Diggy Me :rolleyes:
  11. Okay...I feel silly. I misunderstood the directions. The directions of the contribution said... cache/ should be uploaded to your *catalog*/ directory So...I did not have a cache file. I needed to create a cache file and then put the htaccess file in the cache file... NOT REPLACE the catalog htaccess file with the cache one. Gosh that was so confusing me. I haven't got the contribution to work yet. But my site is showing and once I figure out how to use...I hopefully can get it all to work. Thanks to all who helped me. :rolleyes:
  12. I removed it. My site is back up now...but don't I need the cache file to get the cDynamic_Meta_Tags contribution to work? I had a htaccess file before. I replaced it with the cache file in the contribution.
  13. Yes...they called it a cache file. But when I opened the cache file...it was labeled....htaccess. So I uploaded it to the catalog directory. The directions said to put the cache file in the catalog directory. What should I do?
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    cDynamic Meta Tags

    I am not even sure how to describe this. I uploaded the contribution. And when I go to my domain name...it ask for username and password....and I am thinking....WHAT? my store no longer shows up. I have bts template already installed...but that is the only other contribution I have made prior to the cDynamic_Meta_Tags contribution. Is this a permissions problems? How do I fix this?
  15. I have gotten an Illegal template directory! and don't know why. I am thinking of the things I have done today on the site. I have a bts template and was getting rid of the grey bar on top the screen that has all the clickable templates. I renamed the bar instead of deleteing it. The instructions said I could delete it or rename it...to get rid of it....so I renamed it. I also made css-fluid my default template. After that was when I notice the Illegal template directory. I renamed the grey bar...common_top.php... back to it's original name after I noticed the illegal template directory....thinking maybe it was because I renamed it. But still the same thing...illegal template directory. I have searched this forum all night and no one has posted this. I just can't believe all the people who have used bts contribution...haven't run into this same problem somewhere. does anyone know why I am getting this...illegal template directory message in place of my website. I was almost done. I was just doing the finishing touches...like getting the grey bar off and making one of the templates my default template. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks... :'(
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    Illegal template directory

    Okay...I figured out why I got illegal template directory. When I made CSS-fluid-1 my default page...I copied and pasted from the address bar into the MY STORE part....so this what i originally put: index.php?tplDir=CSS-fluid-1 ...in the box to make it my default page. What I should of put was just .... CSS-fluid-1. Also if you accidentially mistype the template directory name, you will see the error message: Illegal Template Directory! Just in case anyone runs into the same problem. I knew it was something simple...but just could not figure out what I did. I am breathing a sigh of relief:)
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    BTS Illegal Template Directory?

    Okay...I figured out why I got illegal template directory. When I made CSS-fluid-1 my default page...I copied and pasted from the address bar into the MY STORE part....so this what i originally put: index.php?tplDir=CSS-fluid-1 ...in the box to make it my default page. What I should of put was just .... CSS-fluid-1. Also if you accidentially mistype the template directory name, you will see the error message: Illegal Template Directory! Just in case anyone runs into the same problem. I knew it was something simple...but just could not figure out what I did. I am breathing a sigh of relief:)
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    BTS Illegal Template Directory?

    Oh...I forgot to mention you make all your changes to your bts template in your catalog/templates/CSS-fluid-1/.......stylesheet, main_page.tpl.php and main_layout.css folders. Again if you have a basic stock sheet...you should be able to figure out where everything goes. The words are very similar. Just make sure you backup or save a copy of the file you are changing...in case you make a mistake you can't fix. This way you can always copy and paste back to original if you have to.
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    BTS Illegal Template Directory?

    You need a stock sheet. I have downloaded one on another computer of mine...so I don't have it right now. But I am sure if you look up stock sheet...there is one listed on the forum or contributions somewhere. It is kind of like a guide where to change logo, colors, moving margins... etc. The wording is alittle different than our bts template...but the words are close enough in similarity...that I was able to figure it out. I still have not figured out why my computer is throwing illegal template at me...but if someone knows...please respond.
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    BTS Illegal Template Directory?

    I am gettting illegal template directory also. I have a bts template as well. How did you fix yours? what do you think causes this?
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    FedEx Direct 2.06 Support thread

    Thanks Jim. We found out later that fedex doesn't offer ground for international shipping from China. So we tried DHL....we went through alot of trouble getting all the keys from DHL for international shipping and getting the contribution to work...but with several emails and convincing...they finally approved us for DHL international shipping. Then, once done...the rates from China to here in the US were still too high...much higher than our supplier charges us for shipping. So...our supplier must get some huge discount from DHL because they ship so much product out...and they are not allowed to share that with us...I assume. So after all this...we felt it was best to offer a basic per item shipping to be sure to cover all our shipping cost. It seemed to be the best way to offer our customer sensible shipping. But at least I learned alot....I know how to put the fedex contibution and the dhl contribution into a server now. Thanks for responding and God Bless. Janet
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    is there a modules for DHL?

    I have the same question...is there modules for dhl...for international orders? from china to here in the United States?
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    Shipping from Mexico to US & Europe

    I recently ran into the same thing. I was configuring my husband's site for international fedex shipping to have products shipped from China to here in the United States. I finally got the state part to work by putting in two digit letters like HK (hongkong) instead of putting in China. And I had to put the province name in place of the city...like Shenzhen. The system usually wants a two digit state...I think. But what I do know is there are two different fedex modules available to use. One is for fedex from one United States address to another United States address. It is just the basic fedex contribution. This contribution will not do international orders. There is another fedex shipping module for shipping internationally called fedex_direct_2.07. And this is for international shipping. I heard this module has been tested from Canada to a United States address and worked quite well. You might try fedex_direct_2.07 contribution. So make sure the shipping module you use is for international shipping. Good Luck.
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    FedEx Direct 2.06 Support thread

    Well, I have talked to several different people this week at fedex over the phone and through email. They send me to their web tech department...who are supposed to specialize in code and know what to do. But they say: Thank you for using FedEx Online Support. In answer to your question, no you are correct our terms are residential but in the code it is FEDEXGROUND and HOMEDELIVERY. We don't support any other code other then tagged and XML, but if your not getting ground rates back it would have to be your carrier code is set in express (FDXE) instead of ground (FDXG). I verified your account number does have ground added to it so you do have the ground function as well. For future references to this issue, please reference case number 21473037. Thank you for choosing FedEx It is almost like they just do everything but answer your question or try to pass the buck. This is so frustrating... Janet
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    FedEx Direct 2.06 Support thread

    Now we are gettting rates but not what we need: Hello, I have been setting up the fedex international to my husband's site this past week. My husband is having product dropshipped from China to here in the United States and needs to precalcuate shipping through fedex. After uploading the module we are only getting PRIORITY and INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY rates...I know how to exclude certain shipping settings with // before the rows. So I wrote them and told them after several communications this: I think I need you, on your end, to put homedelivery also. Below is what I was told by the guy who invented this fedex contribution: Please be aware that if your account is not set up for ground or home delivery with Fedex, and many accounts are not, it will not quote those rates. Do not confuse Ground with Home Delivery. Fedex ground is a product that is for business to business. You might have ground, yet, not home delivery, meaning, you cannot quote a residential shipment. This is not a problem with this module, this is the way Fedex defines their services. And fedex wrote back and told me this: Thank you for using FedEx Online Support. In answer to your question, you have been added to the system with and express and ground account number. Your ground account number is (suchandsuch#) which is valid for fedex ground and home delivery. However when doing a home delivery you will have to set the residential flag to yes and then you will have a home delivery package processed. For future references to this issue, please reference case number 21473037. Thank you for choosing FedEx. What are they talking about? They insist that my account with them is set to retrieve homedelivery/ground and they are the same. This I have been told by several different fedex reps/tech this past week. Do you or anyone have any thoughts on what I can do next?
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