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Are You Taking Advantage of Realtime Shipping Rates?

AspDotNetStorefront has a variety of options to choose from when setting up your shipping, but one option stands tall above them all: Realtime Shipping Rates.

With this option, you can use any combination of UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, Australia Post and Canada Post. With UPS, you may qualify for discounted ‘Negotiated Rates’ as well.

Setup is quicker and easier than most other options; no table creating, setting up shipping methods, defining zones, etc.

Just obtain an account with the carrier, enter your credentials and origin address in the proper admin console AppConfigs, click a few buttons, and you’re off and running!

Realtime shipping works by sending the total weight of all of the products, the dimensions (if the product is set as is ship separately), the customer’s shipping address, and the origin address to the carrier. The origin address is taken either from the storefront address or the drop shipper’s address if using drop-shipping (UPS only). The carrier then calculates the rates based on this information and returns it to the site for display.

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Posted in AppConfig Parameters, Checkout & Payment, Store Setup, Support | 4 Comments

4 Responses to Are You Taking Advantage of Realtime Shipping Rates?

  1. Richard says:

    Does the DHL one work for a UK based company using UK and International shipping from the UK?

    • Erik says:

      Hi Richard,
      The DHL API was working fine for domestic AND International before they pulled out of the US market. You can certainly try it out, but we cannot guarantee the functionality. We have no current users that we are aware of at this time.

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