[ic] Donation: FedEx Ship Manager tag
db at kavod.com
Fri Sep 5 01:26:22 EDT 2003
* Grant <listbox at email.com> [2003-09-04 17:48]:
> > While working on a customer's Interchange site I developed some code for
> > integrating FedEx's Ship Manager system. It's a wrapper around
> > Business::FedEx::DirectConnect, but you can use it to query
> > shipping prices
> > (drop-in replacement for [fedex-query]), and obtain tracking numbers and
> > printable labels.
> > This was done as Work-For-Hire for Jason Gold and Hi Profile
> > Productions,
> > Inc., but I've obtained permission from the customer to donate
> > the code to
> > the community under the GPL. It still needs some work,
> > particularly to get
> > International shipping functioning seamlessly, but we're pretty confident
> > that domestic addresses with most FedEx service types will work.
> > FedEx has some hoops they want you to go through before they
> > grant you access
> > to their Ship Manager server, but there are full details in the
> > documentation. The short story is: using Ship Manager is free,
> > you just need
> > a FedEx account number and some patience to go through their
> > certification
> > process.
> > The tags can be downloaded at:
> > http://www.synesmedia.com/twiki/bin/view/Cyc/FedExShipManager
> > This, of course, is Use-At-Own-Risk software.
> > Regards,
> > --
> > Chris Wenham
> > Synesmedia - www.synesmedia.com
> > Expert Interchange programming & consulting
> > Phone: 516-620-4110 - Fax: 516-908-7824
> That's an awesome contribution. I use FedEx and would like to switch to
> using your tag instead of importing to QuickShip. I'm adding USPS shipping,
> and I looked through the archives for mention of a similar tag for USPS. I
> found some discussion of the possibility of integration with the USPS
> WebTools API, but that discussion ended almost exactly 11 months ago. Does
> anyone know of any such tag that might have been developed since?
Yes. Try out the Business::Shipping module:
It suppors the USPS WebTools API that you speak of (international and domestic),
as well as the equivalent UPS API. Comments welcome.
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