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  1. May I ask you the ultimate stupid question? you are responsible for one of the best liked and widely used contributions on this forum and it is evident that many like Easy populate, as witnessed by more than 358 pages of posts. However, I have read the beginning post back in 2003 and run through so many pages I obviously have lost the forest for the trees...where is the Manual that has the instructions that you refer to located? I have I believe the current version, I hope, and have tried to find a way to make it work but I never was able to see any file named Manual or Instructions other than the opening page or so of the file which you said to read. I told you I am new...I can't be sure if I am asking the obvious or just a stupid question?? Pardon my ignorance... :rolleyes:
  2. Jim, Thanks for the reply. As I may have said, I have 4 vendors. One each North (WI), South (TX), East (DE) and West (CA) and there are many different items (more than 50,000) but also many duplicate/identical items offered by more than one vendor but with different product codes and possible weight information. There is no way I can manage 60K of Zip codes, so it sounds like the best thing to do is to use the Zone method, but each vendor uses a different method of shipping and when I place the order to them the shipping has to be the one they use and priced right. Each items has a different Product Codes and price; location of source of shipment maybe best if I just tag a vendor with a code and then have the program read that as the source and compute the ship to the customer's zone based on state? USPS for example uses Flat Rate Boxes. UPS has Flat Rate Ground. If this makes sense, and I hope it does, will your MVS module that is shown in your sig be able to do this? Will I need a lot of code re-write to target the four vendors? I would love to have 4 separate db of products to enter by auto-upload (like Easy Populate) and not keyboard, but that is not available as of now. I will be keeping this simple as an alternative and maybe only using two vendors and having two sites instead of trying to mesh this much into one. If I do that, how is that better with your version of MVS? Does it make this easier to work with? I appreciate your suggestions and comments. I am very grateful to all of you that do this and wish that I could learn it, but after 10 days of osC I am still a newbie and rely on you experts to learn. Have great day and weekend!! Terry
  3. Jim, Thanks for the reply. As I may have said, I have 4 vendors. One each North (WI), South (TX), East (DE) and West (CA) and there are many different items (more than 50,000) but also many duplicate/identical items offered by more than one vendor but with different product codes and possible weight information. There is no way I can manage 60K of Zip codes, so it sounds like the best thing to do is to use the Zone method, but each vendor uses a different method of shipping and when I place the order to them the shipping has to be the one they use and priced right. Each items has a different Product Codes and price; location of source of shipment maybe best if I just tag a vendor with a code and then have the program read that as the source and compute the ship to the customer's zone based on state? USPS for example uses Flat Rate Boxes. UPS has Flat Rate Ground. If this makes sense, and I hope it does, will your MVS module that is shown in your sig be able to do this? Will I need a lot of code re-write to target the four vendors? I would love to have 4 separate db of products to enter by auto-upload (like Easy Populate) and not keyboard, but that is not available as of now. I will be keeping this simple as an alternative and maybe only using two vendors and having two sites instead of trying to mesh this much into one. If I do that, how is that better with your version of MVS? Does it make this easier to work with? I appreciate your suggestions and comments. I am very grateful to all of you that do this and wish that I could learn it, but after 10 days of osC I am still a newbie and rely on you experts to learn. Have great day and weekend!! Terry
  4. I started out reading your thread and after about 4 pages I realized that you and the rest had exceeded my level of understanding but the facts that were driving you were the issue I had intended to ask about. I posted a response to another thread but then came upon your work and must say it is amazing that so much gets done by folks like you and Joey and the others. My situation is much like what you started out trying to solve I believe, so I need to ask you, is what you have been working on since 2004 finished and able to do as you had hoped? I have four (4) Drop Ship locations around the US. The products are of various sizes and can amount to small or sizeable items, but nothing more than 50 pounds I believe is going to go out in a single shipment. Geography and weight determine shipping unless you have the UPS or USPS Priority Flat Rate for their Ground or Size, respectively, I believe. So what is the outcome? Can I use your contribution to do the four locations and how did you decide to identify the Shipping Vendor? Zip code to Zip Code? I don't know how far back in this thread I need to go to get to your decision and if the Demo you have in your signature 1.1 is still the one to use or not, since the version number never changed? If I try to use that will I be able to do what I need or is there going to be a problem? I am NOT a programmer of or knowldegable of PHP and truly am amazed by your skills
  5. I have the same question...I have 4 drop shippers from North, South, and West and I can't tell who will supply what until Checkout. I need to have some way of discriminating the supplier so Drop Shipper "A" (West Coast) shipping to Georgia charges the same freight that I charge or I will lose money everytime. If there is a way to have multiple shipping calculate the Zone in UPS or just have the Flat Rate in USPS based on Priority and Size of container, can that be configured?? Glad you asked the question. I have had this pop up on me yesterday!!