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  1. I'm in the process of setting up shipping options and will be using USPS. I have created a business account with the postal system and entered the: Enable USPS Shipping True Enter the USPS User ID: XXXX Enter the USPS Password: XXXX. When I select a shipping address I get this message: Shipping is currently not available for the selected shipping address. Please select or create a new shipping address to use with your purchase.. Suggestions?
  2. 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
  3. We use v2.2 RC2. We always use USPS. We use stamps.com. We want OScommerce to notify our customers when we ship. The problem is our order page populates the changes automatically to NOT NOTIFY the customer. Why does it not notify the customer? Do we need a separate module for this? We shouldn't because I can manually copy and paste the shipping information into the empty comments box, keep the status at shipped, check the NOTIFY CUSTOMER: box and click update. And of course the customer is then notified. Don't want to do this manually it seems like it should be a simple toggle. Please help, we are baffled. Is this forum not active any more or are my questions too difficult? Not much help here any more - not whining as it is FREE. Just curious. Thanks to all. Paul
  4. Customers are unable to use a Canadian address for shipping. If a customer tries to use a Canadian address, they get this message: This is currently the only shipping method available to use on this order. United States Postal Service United States Postal Service An error occured with the USPS shipping calculations. If you would like to use USPS as your shipping method, please contact the store owner. For testing purposes, I used a public library address in Toronto: 155 Bonis Ave., Toronto, ON M1T 3W6 I have attached a screenshot showing the address fields in my Customer Account and a screenshot of the USPS module settings in Admin. Can anyone provide feedback about this?
  5. The current USPS shipping modules (USPS Methods, USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2, stock osCommerce 2.3x) all have a major problem -- they depend on the Service names that USPS supplies. Since USPS seems determined to change these names every six months or so, these modules break and must be patched twice a year. This should not happen, and it doesn't need to. The quotes that USPS returns are keyed to a Service ID (called CLASSID.) These are (mostly*) unique numbers that never change, or only change when a service is deleted or added. These numbers are a much better way to select the service(s) desired, as the module will not break when USPS changes the service names. If this system had been in use before the July changes, the only difference that anyone would have noticed would have been different service names showing up on the checkout page. No broken checkout, no thrashing to get a fix implemented, no lost sales. I've done some preliminary testing, and I have a plan to fix this. I intend to use some of the code from the USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 module since I like the way it is set up in the Admin. The rest of the code will be rewritten. I have in mind an adaptive model that will require an extra step in the install process. The first edit of the module upon install will require a valid USPS Web Tools username. That will be used to send a dummy quote request to the USPS server for all available services, domestic and international. The response to that will be stored and presented in the second step as a list of services that may be selected. The selected values will then be stored in that step. The installer will allow the selection of services by their current names. The names in the Admin will not change if USPS changes their API since those values are stored in the database. However, we are only comparing against the CLASSID, so the store side will continue to work and show the updated names. Updating the names on the Admin side can be done by uninstalling/reinstalling the module, but that will normally not be necessary. You will only need to do that if USPS has added a new service that you want to offer to your customers or they have removed a service that you were offering. Doing an uninstall and reinstall is a lot simpler than modifying the code to make it work again. *Yes, there's one problem with this approach -- the CLASSID for all First Class services is 0. That will have to be treated as a special case. That makes First Class more fragile, but USPS doesn't seem to change those services very often, so it's not likely to be a huge problem. Any and all help with this is very welcome. I can use help with the code, of course, but feature suggestions and testing help are appreciated as well. Let's see what we can do with this. Regards Jim
  6. USPS vs. USPS Methods?

    Hello everyone, I'm helping a client upgrade his OSCommerce site from 2.2-MS2 to 2.3.3. It's my first time using OSC, definitely a learning curve, but in general it's going ok. For background, I'm usually a web developer, so I'm very comfortable with PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL etc., but am just barely understanding things specific to OSC. In the 2.2 version, they are running the add-on called "USPS Methods", and they are happy with how it works. It seems that OSC 2.3.3 comes with a pre-installed module called simply "USPS", and looking at the source code for this, it says that it is based on USPS Methods. Being that it's now included with the core distribution, and that USPS Methods no longer seems to be actively maintained, I figured it would be better to stick with this add-on. However, USPS in 2.3.3 is not doing what they want. Specifically, they want to be able to specify which methods to ship by, eg "Express Mail, Priority Mail, Media Mail". 2.2 + USPS Methods gives them a long list of options, they check the ones that they want. But presently, when they go to edit the USPS Module in 2.3.3, there are very few options, and they look funny. What's with those unlabeled text boxes underneath the USPS UserID? Is that normal? I'm wondering if the picking-and-choosing I did while migrating their old database to the new one left things in some kind of bad state that's making those boxes appear and/or keeping the shipping options from appearing. If anyone has advice for me I'd appreciate hearing it. Should I just get rid of USPS and install USPS methods? Is there some trick to getting USPS to doing what we want? Is what I'm seeing normal? Even if someone can show me what the module options look like when it's functioning normally, that would be a big help all by itself. Thank you! David
  7. USPS Shipping Module help

    I am new to OSCommerce and am trying to set up a simple web site with just a few products. The ONLY thing I have tried is to enable the USPS Shipping module. I am on OSC 2.3.3 and noticed that this module must be out of date based on what I have read out there. I have read many forum posts and was directed to use the following addons without any success: USPS Rate V4 Intl Rate V2 USPS Rate V4 Intl Rate V2 - v.1.7 USPS Rate V4 Intl Rate V2 - v.1.7_1 USPS Rate V4 Intl Rate V2 - 01-27-13 Update No matter what I do, I still don't see any shipping options at checkout (see screenshot) Any ideas? Thanks in advance Screenshot: http://hobbycache.com/images/USPSCapture.PNG
  8. Hello All, I'm ready to implement shipping modules into my osc stores. After searching the add-ons page, I saw there were well over 400 of them to choose from. Some were updates, some did specific things in conjunction with other modules, but I was not left with a warm, fuzzy feeling as to where I should start. So... I want to offer UPS, USPS and FedEx for both domestic shipping in the USA and international shipping. With over 400 modules available, it's a daunting task to figure out which ones to use, so I'm asking here first if anyone here has a link or file recommendation for the three services mentioned above. Many, many thanks in advance! Sincerely, DesertCoder
  9. I am on a new install v2.3.3. I have been switched to production server by usps. The usps module has been installed and user ids and passwords have been entered. I have also installed a guest checkout add on that works fine. I get the following message at checkout. Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to stg-secure.shippingapis.com:80 (Connection refused) in /home/a4839188/public_html/catalog/includes/classes/http_client.php on line 330 The file that is unedited v2.3.3. I also get the standard "An error occured with the USPS shipping calculations. If you prefer to use USPS as your shipping method, please contact the store owner." Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  10. USPS is Updating Their APIs Jan. 27th, 2013-Test Servers Available Now. If you use USPS Web Tools APIs, check to see the 2013 API updates to make sure your eCommerce programs are ready for the changes coming January 27th. For more information, click here and select the RTF document titled “January 2013 Web Tools Price Change Release Notes” Pass this along to anyone it may help and please let me know if you have any questions. -Ben
  11. osc 2.3.3 USPS module

    Created a new store with a clean install of osC 2.3.3. I'm trying to get a usable version of the USPS shipping module installed and working. Clarification: A more up-to-date version of the included USPS shipping module. The version that is included with 2.3.3 has this information in the code header: "Based on USPS Methods 26-Feb-2010 http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/487" I have tried installing "USPS Methods 6_0" and had it completely mess up my installation (Internal Server 500 Error) to the point where I had to delete the store and re-install (then import my backed up data). Currently, the USPS (catalog -> includes -> modules -> shipping -> usps.php) module only gives the option of "Library Mail." Can someone point me to an updated version of a working and compatible USPS for version 2.3.3? Thank you. Judith
  12. osc 2.3.3 USPS (included) module

    Created a new store with a clean install of osC 2.3.3. I'm trying to get a usable version of the USPS shipping module installed and working. The version that is included with 2.3.3 has this information in the code header: "Based on USPS Methods 26-Feb-2010 http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/487" I have tried installing "USPS Methods 6_0" and had it completely mess up my installation (Internal Server 500 Error) to the point where I had to delete the store and re-install (then import my backed up data). Currently, the USPS (catalog -> includes -> modules -> shipping -> usps.php) module only gives the option of "Library Mail." Can someone point me to an updated version of a working and compatible USPS for version 2.3.3? Thank you. Judith
  13. In April of 2011, I upgraded to USPS methods 5.2.1. This new version had a check box to add 19 cents to First Class and Parcel Post shipping costs (to handle the delivery confirmation charge that PayPal forces). I just realized yesterday that the 19 cents is not being added. I am almost positive that I tested the feature when I did the upgrade. I had made a change on the older version that I was running that handled adding the 19 cents after the response from the post office. Can someone tell me why this has stopped working. I don't see the 19 cents coded anywhere so I am asuming that it supposed to be part of the response from the post office. Any help will be greatly appreciated. V J
  14. Hello, I have installed the USPS module in my store, entered my USPS username and password, and confirmed I am on the production server. Every thing looks good in the admin, but when you go to check out in the store, It displays: United Parcel Service (1 x 11.75lbs) Worldwide Express $410.20 Worldwide Expedited $379.74 United States Postal Service (1 x 11.75lbs) With nothing under the United States Postal Service. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  15. The U.S. Postal Service is changing their APIs for rate caculation. They say that web sites have to be updated prior to March 31 to continue working. I've been looking for an updated module here on the osCommerce forums but can't find one. All I want to do is update my site so that it will continue to work with USPS info after March 31. But all I've seen here are modules that add shipping methods features that I don't need. Are there simple instruction somewhere so that this update can be implemented? I appreciate any help.
  16. Hi all, Is there any possible way to get Domestic and International Shipping methods for First Class, Priority Mail, and Express Mail without the use of any USPS shipping module? I would like to have those options available to customers without having to connect to a USPS online tools/service. I have done a little bit of research and it seems that using the USPS Methods module is the only way to get First Class, Priority Mail, and Express Mail shipping methods for Domestic and International Shipping. Is there another way, perhaps different modules, to achieve this? I am running osCommerce 2.3.1.
  17. Hello. I have just installed (and finally got working) the USPS shipping module. Not I'm trying to work out which shipping methods I want to offer. However, I have noticed that the module automatically starts the shipping weight at 3 lbs. I have items that magazines and weigh only ounces, yet if someone only orders one, they are getting charged for 3 lbs. Is there any way to change this default weight? Thank you.
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