Thank you very much - the checkout process works perfectly now. I should have figured out this fix quicker, it was just that basic option, you nailed it.
I do have another issue that may be more of a challange for you, if you are game.
Since this site is selling remanufactured transmissions the packaging will be bulk "hundredweight" from UPS.
From what I have read so far I think I know the following:
a. No one has contributed a module for hundredweight packaging, although a couple people have asked about it
b. The UPS xml contrib basically connects to the UPS SSL server and gets the current shipping rates.
It seems like we should be able to add a hunderedweight option pretty easily, by duplicating the handshake that takes place with the SSL server with the current packaging options but by changing one of the codes from, for example, "UPS Pak 04" to "Hundredweight 05" (or whatever the code is - the UPS helpdesk hasn't replied back yet =/
But I may be wrong, adding a new package type may be way harder than I think. I really just need to see if I am thinking along the right lines. The code below is from upsxml.php...
// Available package types
$this->package_types = array(
'Unknown' => '00',
'UPS Letter' => '01',
'Customer Package' => '02',
'UPS Tube' => '03',
'UPS Pak' => '04',
'UPS Express Box' => '21',
'UPS 25kg Box' => '24',
'UPS 10kg Box' => '25'
And before I jump into trying to change (break) anything I had a few questions about this process to make sure I start off in the right direction:
1. Is it possible to add some code to upsxml.php that will interact with UPS secure server that will get the hundredweight info in basically the same way that it gets the info for the other package types? I am not so much a programmer but can grab some help if the hundredweight info would interact in the same manner as the other packaging options..
2. I understand there is a packaging contrib but Janz, I know you were saying there were a lot of problems with it, so I didn't install it.. do you know if hundredweight shipping is an option on there? Does the packaging contrib just attempt to offer every type of shipping option possible or is it more about trying to automatically calculate volume and then picking the best package based on that? It doesn't seem like the packaging contrib has much documentation about what it is useful for so i am not sure whether to go that route.
3. How many documents would need to be modified to make the changes to add hundredweight shipping? Is it just upsxml.php or are there many documents that would need modified?
Thanks a lot for all the help so far, and in advance for any help on this step,