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  1. cdetdi...I totally agree! This is a total nightmare scenario for a small e-commerce business like ours too. Have you already implemented something to collect and pay other states? I can't even wrap my brain around the process of getting Seller Permits in all states let alone all of the county tax rates. Keep in mind counties change their tax rates so even when/if this is set up you'd have to monitor all of these changes. Then once sales tax is collected you'll have to have a reporting capability, file and send the tax funds to each state. Some might have monthly, quarterly or annual requirements. These requirements can change as well. Then there's the potential to be audited by any of these states. It is completely unworkable. Of course, OSCommerce is not flexible enough to make any of this easy if even possible even if I could afford the added effort to do it. Now I have some companies that drop ship for me and they are requiring Seller Permits in each state we have them drop ship as well as sales data or they will no longer drop ship for us. The overhead will create is enormous! 1. What have you already done to comply if anything? 2. What are you plans to comply? 3. Will you stay with OSC or go with something else? If something else, what? I hope Congress does get involved and fix this because this is a nightmare.
  2. I am considering selling my OSC based e-commerce business. I have been using OSC for nearly 14 years and have managed OSC and the server during this time. The buyer does not have the technical skills for either. I am hoping someone can make recommendations for both server and OSC support. He will need both on call break/fix server support, server updates for security patches, OSC support for both break/fix, updates and customization. Of course, as an active e-commerce site 24x7 support for the break/fix needs are required. If you have any recommendations please let me know. If I am supposed to post this in another forum please let me know. Thanks in advance!
  3. kennyk

    updated certificates

    Thanks @John W for the reply. I am not familiar with updating the certs for Authorize.Net. Is there a step by step instruction on doing this? Ken
  4. kennyk

    updated certificates

    Hi John, My site was failing to connect (test connection) and I had to turn off the " Verify SSL Certificate" to get it to connect. It was working yesterday just fine with this set to true. Could this be a result of new certs? If so, 1. How do I fix this? 2. What are the ramifications of running with the Verify SSL Certificate set to false? Thanks!
  5. kennyk

    Merge Accounts

    Excellent! I look forward to being able to use this very useful mod. Thanks Jack!
  6. kennyk

    Merge Accounts

    I was able to increase the php memory and this fixed this error. With the number of customers I have it takes a very long time to build the lists and actually causes the browser to stop responding to build them. In fact, the browser never did compete the build of the customer selection menus. I would imagine once built it would not easy to find the accounts you want to merge. If I might venture an enhancement/change would be to provide Merge From and To fields for searching for the customer accounts to merge rather than build selection menus. You could still have the option to click for menu selection based on one of the three criteria you offer for those who want to select them using that method. For me I would know the email addresses of the accounts I want to merge so this would be quick and assured to get the correct two accounts. Thank you for your efforts with this excellent addition! Ken
  7. kennyk

    Merge Accounts

    Thanks Jack. Yes, I have more customers than 8K. I'll check in to this further and see if there's something I can change with my server configuration.
  8. kennyk

    Merge Accounts

    Hi Jack, I installed the Merge Accounts add on and am getting the following error: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 32 bytes) in /home/admin/web/mydomain.com/public_html/catalog/admin/includes/functions/database.php on line 103 Any suggestions for a fix? Thanks for any help. Ken
  9. kennyk

    Customer Orders Tab in Admin Orders (hook)

    @BrockleyJohn, I'm using Admin Only Comments Box v1.2 on osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.4. It is implemented on the "Status History" tab. You can see below the Admin Comments text entry and Update and then the Admin Comments history with Date Added. What I envision is an Admin Comments Tab in this format "Admin Comments (2)" where the (2) indicates two Admin Comments have been entered.. For example, if no admin comments have been entered the tab would be "Admin Comments (0)". Having the number of comments on the tab would lead an admin to click on the tab to read them. Zero would indicate no reason to take the time to look at the tab. On the tab would have the Admin Comments text box and update button with the comments history under it. Thanks for considering this mod. Personally I think your Orders Tab and this Admin Comments w/ Tab should be core OSC technology. Both are extremely useful. Thanks again!
  10. kennyk

    Customer Orders Tab in Admin Orders (hook)

    Thank you for this very useful Orders Tab mod. It installed very easily and works very well. I added the following to what is displayed by default: Order Number CC Number (only last 4 digits) Reason for these additions: Order Number: For customers that have many orders with us they often refer to an order number or we are looking for order details by order number. CC Number (only last 4 digits): This allows us to quickly see what credit cards have been used previously which assists us determine if there should be any credit card fraud concern. These modifications were very simple due to this mod being so well written. So, thank you! REQUEST for a TAB mod for the Admin Notes mod. We use the Admin Notes mod which allows us to keep order notes with the order which are not visible to the customer. It would be very helpful to have this moved to a tab to write and see these notes. Again, thank you for an excellent mod! Ken
  11. Thanks @burt! Yes, their server(s) must have been having issues as it has resolved itself. Ken
  12. Just in the last few hours our USPS module is not returning domestic quotes. It is returning international quotes quickly and accurately. On the domestic quotes there's a long delay before it apparently timeouts and then continues to display the checkout_shipping page with the other carrier quotes. I know this because I tested with USPS disabled and our FedEx quotes some back quickly (as do the international USPS quotes). Anyone else having this issue or know what is causing it? I'm guessing it is a USPS API issue but none of the websites that monitor the USPS API are indicating any issues. I'm hoping something hasn't changed with the API that would require a rework of the USPS module. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ken
  13. kennyk

    ShipStation Shipping Integration Software

    I haven't used ShipStation and don't mean to hijack your thread, however, I thought it might be helpful to mention that ShipWorks has a OSC integration. I've used it for years and recently upgraded OSC to 2.3.4BS Responsive and am still using ShipWorks. I ship to the U.S. and internationally via USPS, FedEx, UPS and OnTrac and ShipWorks handles it all.
  14. This works for both domestic and international quotes. I installed the full package of 5.2.1 and overwrote usps.php with the one mentioned here and I am getting domestic and international quotes again. Thank you for those who contributed to make this version work with the new and unimproved USPS API. SUGGESTION: Endicia is a 3rd party USPS postage provider we use to save on shipping and make creating postage labels easier. They have an API for quotes. Someone with more expertise and interest could develop a USPS shipping module based on Endicia's API. It would not only allow the quoting but allow much easier label creation at lower postal rates.
  15. anyone? if so, please be explicit with what you are running that is working, along with any modifications and installation instructions. it would be greatly appreciated by many. thanks!