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  1. OldPete

    UPS Down?

    Thanks for the heads-up yungi! Yup... the non-XML is back and up running. That was an interesting lesson in UPSXML.
  2. OldPete

    UPS Down?

    Really?!?! Ok... going to try it now...
  3. Interesting... So... If you have the wrong house number and/or a street that does not exist, it still returns all shipping options. (This is good). If you wrote, Moonbeam Park, FL 33441 -- it does NOT return the information. 33441 is a legit zip code -- however there is no Moonbeam Park. If you use the shipping estimator, and enter 33441 it works just fine. So... that's an interesting conundrum... I can see the value in it, but I also know people who think they live in a town that is really called something else... curious module...
  4. OldPete

    New UPS XML Shipping Module available

    I had a revelation in another thread... but hopeful that I'll get a better reply here... As I wrote earlier, I'm trying to eliminate the address verification component of this module. I know it can function without it because I have another modification that does shipping estimation and it works from the zip code only, and it works GREAT... so clearly, the XML is able to get the info without an address... Perhaps this will tickle the brain cells on this one. It's beating me up. Thanks, Pete
  5. I'll give an example. We have another add-on, shipping estimate -- it works solely on zipcode -- funny enough now that I think about it, the hint may be in that code - because it is using the UPS XML module, yet getting information with only the zip!!!... hmmm... ok... onward with my reply). Up until this new-to-us addon (UPS XML), the previous UPS Module (that came with the older oscs) also only used the zip code... so, in a perfect world, it would be great if it defaulted and only used the zip code - which would then trigger the automatic Residential rate which is what I also want (instead of determining if it is residential or commercial (which is one of the reasons that it take the whole address)). As far as "letting the customer fix an incorrect address". I could write a book but I'll keep it short: 1) Many new addresses aren't always added when they should be. 2) Many address will show as invalid, yet you can Google Street View and look right at it. 3) The most important: After 30+ years in the retail game... I can, 100% without ANY doubt, tell you that if you think you'll going to rely on a customer to "fix" something -- you're dreaming. They will just move on to a site that doesn't have the barrier. You'll just have to take it from me -- forcing the verification is a great way to lose sales. Think about it -- even more advanced sites will ask you, "We found this address... or do you want to use yours..." -- that's not an option with the module - it simply won't display UPS, and will, instead, only display USPS, which is often double the price. I hope this clears it up -- I'd really like to get the thread back on track with what is needed, and spend less time explaining.
  6. OldPete

    New UPS XML Shipping Module available

    Thanks for the tip... another way that might help me... does anyone know where the address verification is called? I can't even seem to figure that out.
  7. OldPete

    New UPS XML Shipping Module available

    I just installed this fantastic module and have it working. The only thing I need to do due to the type of shoppers is to disable the part where it verifies the address. In other words, unfortunately for me, I have customers that will write: 1123 Main Street... but in reality they live on 123 Main Street. I know you would think a logical person would just correct it and move on -- however, that isn't the way it goes on this site (long story). They simply will not see a ship method that they're willing to use and move on to the next site Bad. We call them and hand-hold them, etc. and get it taken care of, and we get the sale... so it all works out. So... with that explanation into the nutty shoppers that I cater to... how can we turn off the address verification? Many thanks, Pete
  8. Thanks for the reply Phil... really appreciate it. In this case, for this site, that won't help me. I really could use someone who knows how to turn off the verification. Do you know how to do that by any chance? It would be fantastic if you did.
  9. OldPete

    UPS Down?

    I replied to your message. I did this: https://apps.oscommerce.com/z6l1O&upsxml-version-1-5-for-oscommerce-2-3-x I set up an account with UPS (free) and then was able to get the access key, etc. I also run an old osc.
  10. I'm pretty certain it can parsed out somehow... I just have to figure it out. FYI, If you need to get rid of the Dimensional Weight "stuff" in the shipping option display. It's easy: Around line 245 in the main file: //THIS IS REMOVED BY PETE - DIMENSIONAL WEIGHT //$method_name .= ' (' . MODULE_SHIPPING_UPSXML_TEXT_BILLED_WEIGHT . $svc['billed_weight'] . ' ' . $upsxml_text_weight[$svc['weight_code']] . ')'; //END PETE comment out the line in red... and it goes away.
  11. In our case we do our own verification when the label is generated. Often a customer will write 1123 Main Street instead of 123 Main Street. So when the label is generated it is flagged. We then call the customer and get the correct address. If we left it to our ecommerce engine we could see a potentially lost sale because an agreeable shipping method wasn't selected. Would you happen to know how to remove that part of it? I seem to recall you were extremely knowledgeable in a previous modification needed some time ago.
  12. OldPete

    UPS Down?

    I agree with that way of thinking! Maybe some here has an idea?
  13. Just updated to the latest version on UPS XML Module. I have it up and working. I'm interested in finding out how to remove the part that sends the address to UPS for verification so that I can remove it. The issue, sadly, is this, and I'll be blunt - so many people don't know their correct address, but as merchants, we're able to figure it out. If we let oscommerce determine this, in our case, we'll lose the sale (been down this road with other ecommerce platforms). Thoughts? Thanks, Pete
  14. OldPete

    UPS Down?

    Interesting... I created an account number online for free and generated the access key easily. What are some other solutions? I'd like to hear more...
  15. OldPete

    UPS Down?

    Good question. I don't know the answer.. the XML wasn't horrible to install. I'm still modifying it to remove certain things but overall, I think it'll work. Can I ask why you want one that isn't XML?
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