Category Archives: Shipping in Magento

USPS API Update September 2014

If you use USPS live rates in Magento, you’ve likely received an email from USPS informing you of upcoming changes to their APIs. These changes will take effect on September 7th, 2014.   USPS has also noted that the end of support for their RateV3 API (in favor of the RateV4 API) will take place [...]
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The Why and How of In-Store Pickup

In-Store Pickup, BOPIS (Buy Online, Pickup In Store), Click and Collect, call it what you will, if you run a business selling offline as well as online and aren’t yet offering In-Store Pickup to your customers, it’s time to reconsider. Focus on Convenience Shopping online has always been driven by convenience. Either customers couldn’t find [...]
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Royal Mail April 2014 Updates

As of the 31st of March, 2014 the UK Royal Mail instituted changes to their rates and services. Information on the updated rates and services can be found on the Royal Mail website. While changes are not extensive, they do include lower shipping rates for Small Parcel shipments and a few changes to delivery types. [...]
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Announcing WebShopApps’ Partnership With Endicia

WebShopApps, experts in the field of eCommerce shipping and a Magento Platinum Industry Partner, is excited to announce our partnership with Endicia, a leading provider of USPS shipping tools and a proud partner of the United States Postal Service. Endicia gives merchants the tools they need to grow their business by letting them buy and [...]
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USPS® API Update January 2014

Many of our customers who are using USPS®‘ API to get postal rates have received notification in the past weeks that an update will be released for the API effective January 26th, 2014. The United States Postal Service™ has documented the changes in a press release on their website. As a service to our customers, we [...]
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USPS API Update July 2013

USPS have released details of their forthcoming API update due on 28th July 2013. If you don’t update your Magento installation you will stop receiving USPS rates for most services other than Standard Post, Media Mail and Library Mail. WebShopApps have analysed the update and have decided to release a free patch to the community [...]
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Royal Mail Price Changes 2013

Royal Mail recently announced their 2013 price increases, which came into effect from the 2nd April. Alongside these price increases, they also announced changes to their service. WebShopApps have reviewed the changes and below are the key changes we have noted. Letter and Large Letter The 1st Class Stamp prices and 2nd Prices remain unchanged. [...]
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USPS API Update Jan 13

USPS sent out an email at end of Dec 2012 indicating there would be a number of updates to their API from 27th Jan 2013.  WebShopApps have assessed these changes and are providing the community with a patch to ensure you are able to move to the new API. The update to the rate calculation [...]
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Fedex Ship Manager Retirement in Magento

From May 31st 2012 if you are running CE/EE Magento on versions CE1.5.x or less or EE1.10.x or less you will no longer be able to get Fedex Shipping Rates. If this seems like a big statement, well it is. Fedex are switching to a Web Service based approach and if you aren’t on CE1.6/EE1.11+ [...]
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UPS Negotiated Rates in Magento

Setting up XML Rates In Magento there are 2 choices around displaying UPS Rates: CGI – No requirement for user details, just displays standard rates. EASY but rubbish XML – Need a login, password XML Access Key. Can display negotiated rates. HARD but accurate Basically the CGI is good for playing around, but when you go [...]
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