[ic] shipping charges and weights...

Scott Martin smartin at steamvalve.com
Wed May 19 22:39:59 EDT 2004

On Wednesday 19 May 2004 09:16 pm, Eric Small wrote:
> Scott Martin wrote:
> >Hi List,
> >
> >We have been shipping with FedEx FREIGHT for shipments above 150 Pounds
> >(Bricks & Mortar). Does fedex provide something for looking up the costs
> >like the UPS tables.(Did UPS Provide those for interchange or did someone
> >from the interchange group write them?) I am currnetly trying to build a
> >catalog of Industrial products which range from 2 lbs to well over 1000
> > lbs. per product & was wondering how to accomplish this? It would be nice
> > to have LTL truckload pricing tables to work from!
> >
> >Thanks
> >Scott Martin
> Wow, someone looking for the same thing I have been!  I doubt you will
> find pricing/zone tables for
>  LTL shipping.  According to the information supplied by the shipping
> director at my place of
>  employment it's pretty much impossible to accurately price trucking
> costs.  There are too many
>  variables, like ship date, fuel surcharges (which can vary day to day),
> etc.
> The best candidate I've found for a price quoting system is this:
> http://www.abfs.com/ecommerce/tlinks/tl_aquote.asp
> I don't know Perl well enough to do anything with it though.
> The option I've ended up going with for now to handle heavy shipments is
> adding two "free" options.
>  One for Ship Collect (customer supplies their shipping account number)
> and another for PPA
>  (pre-pay & add; we pay shipping then bill customer for actual shipping
> charges)

I agree that I cannot program. My shop uses this 
to figure freight costs

How did you incorporate the prepay and add feature or do you feel we should 
include freight in the cost of the product and say its free shipping?


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