How to define a shipping method

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How to define a shipping method

Postby CelestialDog » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:46 am

I'm currently integrating the UKMail web api into my clients cart and so far everything has went well up to this point. I need to define a new shipping method but for the life of me i cannot find any information on how to do this, so if anyone has any pointers or even documentation on the subject I would be extremely greatful for the help.
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Re: How to define a shipping method

Postby Martin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:55 am

CelestialDog wrote:I'm currently integrating the UKMail web api into my clients cart and so far everything has went well up to this point. I need to define a new shipping method but for the life of me i cannot find any information on how to do this, so if anyone has any pointers or even documentation on the subject I would be extremely greatful for the help.

You'll need to create a new shipping module but they're all different...

RoyalMail uses a CSV datafile to lookup prices so it won't have everything but it may help you understand some of the structure involved.
FedEx and UPS are, I think, API style approaches (ie: they create true live quotes) but they are massively more complex... Still may be useful for understanding more complex requirements.

I'd start by looking at the RM module and playing with that first before moving into more complex territory. .. and just to note there is NO documentation and will never be any... Interspire apathy strikes again.
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Re: How to define a shipping method

Postby simondale123 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:18 pm

Hi CelestialDog,

I'm just about to begin attempting to integrate my Zen Cart shop with UK Mail. I would advice you could put my way, any documentation, or even better any files, would be very very gratefully received!!

How did you get on with creating a new shipping method for UKMail also?

Many thanks

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Re: How to define a shipping method

Postby Martin » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:07 pm

simondale123 wrote:I'm just about to begin attempting to integrate my Zen Cart shop with UK Mail.

Erm? This is an Interspire Shopping Cart forum so I doubt anyone can help with a Zen Cart problem... Just so you know...
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Re: How to define a shipping method

Postby simondale123 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:33 am

Hi Martin,

I'm aware that this is a forum for a different shopping cart but since this is the only mention of anyone, ever, attempting to integrate *anything* with the UKMail API *anywhere* on the internet and its likely that the complicated parts are to do with the UK Mail API (which I, and the OP, are probably unfamiliar with), rather than the shopping cart (which I, and the OP, are probably familiar with) any help we could offer each other I would, I think, be extremely valid.

I now have the 65 page "UK Mail Web Service API Developer's Guide" document in front of me (which I received yesterday) and I'm about to attempt some PoC code. Fingers crossed its not as complicated as it first looks!

> so I doubt anyone can help with a Zen Cart problem...

Its not a "problem" with Zen Cart for the record. Its a fairly advanced enhancement that I'd like to make :-)

All the best

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Re: How to define a shipping method

Postby Sohel » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:33 am

The Shipping Method is a QuickCode used to define specific shipping methods. For example: Ground, Express, or Air. You can associate shipping methods with lead times in the Inter-org Shipping Methods window.
1. Navigate to the Ship Method QuickCodes window from the menu. The User access level is selected indicating

you can add or modify QuickCodes without restriction.
2. Enter a unique alphanumeric code describing the shipping method. You can define a maximum of 250 QuickCodes for a single QuickCode type. Inventory uses this value in the list of values for the Shipping Method field in the Inter-org Shipping Methods window.
3. Enter the meaning of the shipping method code.
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