Category Archives: Shipping in Magento

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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Product Matrix Tooltip Feature

Product Matrix is one of our most popular extensions, it is constantly evolving and we are always trying to find new ways of improving it. Recently a client of ours mentioned that he would like to display a Tooltip next to his delivery methods giving customers more information about the delivery method. We thought this […]

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Tracking with Royal Mail

Anyone using Royal Mail tracking links lately will have noticed that when they click on the link, it redircts to a generic tracking page and doesn’t carry accross the tracking number which isn’t great for your customers. This is because Royal Mail have quietly changed the tracking link and format you need to use. The […]

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Fedex Shipping in Magento 1.6

What’s Going On Then? Magento have implemented Fedex Web Services in the 1.6 release. Up until this release they were using the  Fedex ‘DC’ API which is due to be retired in early 2012.  So what’s the impact on you? You can’t just put in your Fedex number and get rates You may need to install […]

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