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I am trying to incorporate the shipping module on my site.

I need to be to set up the module so that if the weight is under 5 lbs that the only option available is USPS and FedEx if its over 5lbs. How do I do this?

 

Another question I have is, how do I set up the modules so that they can calculate the rates? At this time I do not have the FedEx option only USPS, when I downloaded the oscommerce package the FedEx option was not available. How do I get this? I do not have accounts with USPS or FedEx, is it still possible to generate automated rates based on weight and location of delivery??

 

Please HELP!!!! LOST!!!!

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This contribution has EXPLICIT instructions on adding USPS and how to do it and how to create an account.

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,487/page,6

 

You have to save and then read the text instructions with this download.

 

Yes you DO have to have an account with the USPS but it does't cost a thing, you just have to register.

 

To those who contributed this module - Thank You for going into detail with the instruction.

 

Only problem I had was selecting all options, didn't work. When I selected just the few that I needed it works like a charm!

 

-Kim

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Thanks for the heads up, but I fgured out how to implement the USPS contribution, what I really need now is to find out how to get a FedEx option. If you have any ideas please help!

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I am trying to incorporate the shipping module on my site. 

I need to be to set up the module so that if the weight is under 5 lbs that the only option available is USPS and FedEx if its over 5lbs. How do I do this?

 

Another question I have is, how do I set up the modules so that they can calculate the rates? At this time I do not have the FedEx option only USPS, when I downloaded the oscommerce package the FedEx option was not available. How do I get this? I do not have accounts with USPS or FedEx, is it still possible to generate automated rates based on weight and location of delivery??

 

Please HELP!!!! LOST!!!!

For quotes, you can use FedEx Real Time Quotes:

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,1462

 

...though you'll need a FedEx account to get those quotes back. So maybe you should use Fedex Zone Shipping Calculations:

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,490

 

...because that doesn't get quotes straight from FedEx, it uses a table that FedEx publishes and you install yourself, or something like that.

 

I think you'll need Multi Vendor Shipping to use both USPS and FedEx:

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,969

 

...though I doubt that can say which to use depending on the weight. I think it will require a little hack to say: if the total weight is over 5 lbs, use the fedex module; otherwise use USPS.

 

I hope this helps,

 

Michael

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Thanks, that helped a lot. I decided against using a limit on the weight, rather I will let the customers choose which they prefer. Your help is appreciated!

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