[ic] Ups interface for Ups Online Tools
prtyof5 at attglobal.net
Tue Jul 18 22:30:02 EDT 2006
> > * Thomas J.M. Burton <tom at globalfocusdm.com> [2006-07-17 16:12]:
> > > >I have placed a tarball of my implementation of the Ups Online Tools at
> > > >http://ic2.paymentonline.com/ups/ups.tar.gz. It is basically a replacement
> > > >for Business::UPS. It also includes a modified ups-query tag and
> > > >shipping.asc. I have done some testing on it, but it was thrown together
> > > >fairly quickly.
> > > >
> > > >Read the README file to see a quick installation guide. You will also need
> > > >one of the perl SSL modules installed and XML::Simple. If you use one of
> > > >the payment gateway modules that uses ssl, you should be ok for ssl.
> > > >XML::Simple I think you will have to grab from cpan. There might be more
> > > >dependancies also, I can't remember since I am using freebsd and installed
> > > >using a port.
> > > >
> > > >One thing it does do is move some functionality out of the perl module and
> > > >into Interchange itself. So you can now configure your pickup type, set
> > > >the
> > > >packaging type in shipping.asc if you wish, etc..
> > > >
> > > >And don't use this if you aren't familiar with Interchange. If it breaks
> > > >something, it's on your head. It works for me, but your setup might be
> > > >different.
> > > >
> > > >Chris
> > >
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > I found this post searching the archives for info on integrating the UPS
> > > OnLine Tools. The link no longer works and I'm wondering if this tarball
> > > is still available anywhere. A client of mine is switching to UPS
> > > exclusively for their shipping, and I need to change from using the
> > > internal lookup method for their shipping rates to either Interchange's
> > > online lookup or the UPS Online Tools lookup.
> > I would recommend you take a look at my Business::Shipping module, which
> > features an online (UPS Online Tools) and offline mode of operation. The
> > offline mode is much faster, obviously, but you have run the "update fuel
> > surcharge" script once per month from cron, and I release new data modules
> > for it every year coinciding with UPS.
> Since this UPS thread has started up I'll take the liberty to ask how people do
> their UPS shipping ? I've investigated this a few times and always seem to come
> a dead end which has got to be just me. What I've tried to understand is how
> are using UPS to create their shipping labels that include postage. I can't
> imagine all
> the small sites (like mine) are not able to create metered labels from their
> data with out purchasing expensive equipment. I've looked at Business::Shipping
> covers rates and address labels if my memory is correct but not a label you can
> and drop off at UPS.
Sorry list... Scratch what I said.. I had USPS on the brain while reading and
writing UPS. Please forgive me !!
If that all exist for USPS though that I'd like to hear about.
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