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  1. Domestic (UK) shipping for 200g, many Royal Mail options: http://www.shipping-quote.net/api/shipping-quote.html?weight=200g&from=GB&to=GB There's a downloadable shipping module at http://www.shipping-quote.net/about/download.html shipping options can be restricted in the admin panel. There's no Special Delivery (nor any premium UK Guaranteed service) because no user has ever asked for them.
  2. sean4u

    Help with UK shipping options

    I realise this is an ancient post but it comes up high in searches for "oscommerce uk shipping" - so here I am. We have a little osCommerce shop which moved from Malaysia to the UK recently. I wrote some shipping modules for it years ago which now offer some Royal Mail Airmail International quotes, along with 1st,2nd,Standard etc local parcels and some newer shipping outfits like myHermes and Collect+. Because it's based on an API hosted elsewhere, you need only install a single shipping module (there's one available for ZenCart too) for all the available shipping methods. The shipping module shows in the checkout only those shipping methods suitable for the origin+destination and the weight. You can further restrict the module to your preferred methods in your osCommerce admin panel. The available shipping methods can be tested here: http://www.shipping-quote.net/api/shipping-quote.html?weight=1kg&from=GB&to=GB Shipping modules are here: http://www.shipping-quote.net/about/download.html and API (if you want to roll your own) is here: http://www.shipping-quote.net/about/API.html#shippingquote ... it's all free and likely to remain that way unless I get lots of users and then I may try to charge a few quid for heavy users - lightweight use will always be free or prospective users won't be able to test it. Some feedback would be nice.
  3. sean4u

    PosLaju Shipping Module

    I realise this is an old post, but I'm in the process of migrating some old Pos Malaysia (Air/Surface Parcel, Laju Document/Parcel) modules that I had at lolyco.com and spider.my to Shipping-Quote.net - you can check quotes here: http://www.shipping-quote.net/about/shipping_widget.xhtml and download shipping modules here: http://www.shipping-quote.net/about/download.xhtml I'd be interested in some feedback
  4. sean4u

    Pos Laju International Parcel Quote

    Sorted - host had disabled 'allow_url_open' so I updated the shipping modules to offer a cURL option: http://blog.lolyco.com/sean/2009/11/04/oscommerce-malaysia-shipping-modules-all-updated/
  5. The modules do print some helpful messages to your site’s error log. If you can read your error log, that may tell you what is going wrong. Alternatively (and it’s not ideal for a production site) you can edit includes/modules/shipping/posmyair.php and remove the ‘@’ signs from the front of the network functions (stream_context_create, fopen, stream_get_contents). If the problem is with them, you may see error messages printed to your checkout page. You could also check whether your host is PHPv4 or v5, and adjust the setting in the shipping module's admin panel appropriately. There might be some useful info available at any of these places: http://lolyco.com/news.php?article=18 http://www.lolyco.com/contributions/ For your malaysiastate problems you mentioned in the PM: http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?sho...39938&st=80 (malaysiastate discussion starts at bottom of page and continues on next page) Oh and make sure you read the README included in the zipfile - there's a chance you don't have Malaysian states set up. Hope this helps
  6. There's a note in red, bold text at http://www.lolyco.com/contributions/ That says: Your pictures show a delivery address in Malaysia, and a store address in Malaysia. The shipping module won't quote.
  7. sean4u

    Zone Shipping by State, Ver. 1.0

    Good work on the "Wilayah Persekutuan" potatocake! I wondered what that meant... Your SQL doesn't work for me, or for anybody who might have reloaded their countries table, or changed the format of their zones table. A query that does work for me is this one using a MySQL variable and named insert columns: SELECT @cid:=countries_id from countries where countries_name = 'Malaysia' limit 1; DELETE FROM zones WHERE zone_country_id = @cid; INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Wilayah Persekutuan','Wilayah Persekutuan'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Selangor','Selangor'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Terengganu','Terengganu'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Sarawak','Sarawak'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Kedah','Kedah'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Kelantan','Kelantan'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Negeri Sembilan','Negeri Sembilan'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Sabah','Sabah'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Pulau Pinang','Pulau Pinang'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Johor','Johor'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Melaka','Melaka'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Perlis','Perlis'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Perak','Perak'); INSERT INTO zones (zone_country_id, zone_code, zone_name) VALUES (@cid,'Pahang','Pahang'); I'll update the malaysiastate module to use the new state names. This all exposes a bit of a flaw with hard-coded shipping calculations though: installing an updated module will result in the loss of any local modifications to the zones or rates. I'll try splitting the module into the rating part and a 'require'd rates part that must be renamed on first installation.
  8. sean4u

    Zone Shipping by State, Ver. 1.0

    Did you see my post at the top of this page? It's post: http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?sho...t&p=1152740 Those square brackets make the string a regular expression which means "any one of the characters in square brackets". To split the string on comma-space you need: $state_zones = split(", ", $state_table); // comma+space NO SQUARE BRACKETS If you have the square brackets, the space inside state names becomes a splitting character, as does every comma. Without brackets, in-state-name-spaces are not recognised as a split. We had "Kuala Lumpur" working just fine with the interstate module as a state name with the code above. Note the the split string has TWO characters inside it, a comma and a space. The split occurs on every occurrence of a comma followed by a space.
  9. sean4u

    Zone Shipping by State, Ver. 1.0

    Yes, you have to install each zone individually. Maybe someone could write a little piece of SQL to do it copy-and-paste, but there are only 14 states, so it's not that bad. This is how my zones page looks: Country Zones Code Malaysia Johor Johor Malaysia Kedah Kedah Malaysia Kelantan Kelantan Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malacca Melaka Malaysia Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan Malaysia Pahang Pahang Malaysia Penang Penang Malaysia Perak Perak Malaysia Perlis Perlis Malaysia Sabah Sabah Malaysia Sarawak Sarawak Malaysia Selangor Selangor Malaysia Terengganu Terengganu I don't know what happened to Malacca, seems to work out ok.
  10. sean4u

    Zone Shipping by State, Ver. 1.0

    There's an issue with the interstate code (there should be a post a couple of pages back!) with splitting the string of state names, you can fix it by choosing to split on comma-space, rather than comma, if I recall correctly. I said ages ago I'd have a go at a zoned module myself, and a problem on a site of mine that occurred yesterday pushed me into editing! There's a route through the interstate code that allows a checkout to continue without shipping being added. In my case, I'd forgotten to add one of the Malaysian states to the default_states string, so the module returned 'invalid zone', but no error. I'm not sure whether it's a feature of the original code, or whether I introduced it myself with a careless edit. I can check, if it helps. So anyway, I wrote a module that doesn't save the rates to the DB. Since part of configuring interstate requires editing the code, I thought I might as well go the whole hog and just leave the rates right in the code. It should be trivial to change the code for any zoned shipping calculation. If you're happy to use a text editor to update your zone rates, this might be a reasonable alternative. The resulting code is a little bit simpler. You can download the module from the contributions page at lolyco.com, it's called malaysiastate.zip
  11. sean4u

    Pos Laju International Parcel Quote

    It only quotes for international deliveries. Was your test buyer located in the same country as your shop? This is by far the most common 'problem' reported for the module. I had to search for this thread to know that you had a problem - if you want quicker help, try replying to the news article at Lolyco.com about the shipping modules we originated: http://lolyco.com/news.php?article=18 Hope this helps.
  12. sean4u, please contact me at chrisyeap@yahoo.com need your help on poslaju badly.

  13. sean4u

    Zone Shipping by State, Ver. 1.0

    Hello ADW - I'm sorry, you've got me this time! Did you try changing the 'sort order' of the shipping modules, or checking the error output from your web server?
  14. sean4u

    Zone Shipping by State, Ver. 1.0

    Aaaarrgghhh my eyes! No indentation... still, thanks to the wonders of gvim and its ability to select a block of code based on open and close curly brackets, I see you've misplaced a 'close curly bracket' after the $i==6 option you've added. It seems you've added it to the bottom of the file (there are 3 in a row, should only be two) to make the brackets add up right, but that encloses the keys() function inside the install() function, so it can't be accessed by other code. I hope that helps! See code fragment below. Sean
  15. sean4u

    Zone Shipping by State, Ver. 1.0

    Hello Andy, sorry, I'm not a PHP programmer, so I should have read the code more carefully. The keys() function appears 4 lines higher in modules.php, where it is assigned to $module_keys. Maybe PHP does some sort of lazy assignment? I'll RTFM, that would be useful to know. Anyway, I think that the error must be caused by the keys() function being missing from your interstate module. In my original copy of the interstate.php file, that function's at line 144 (in includes/modules/shipping). It's the last thing in the file, so it should be easy to see whether it's there or not. Maybe it's worth trying the rename-and-copy-original test with that one.