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Dynamic Product Weight and USPS Shipping Options

Thread began 1/15/2013 7:53 pm by info336878 | Last modified 7/05/2013 3:12 pm by info336878 | 1007 views | 5 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the weight in the database can be less than 1lb, but the weight passed to the shipping provider must be at least 1 lb. in the code for the weight, you can add a condition to pass 1 if the weight is less than 1 or use the total weight if it is more:

<?php echo(($yourCartName->TotalColumn("Weight") < 1)?1:$yourCartName->TotalColumn("Weight")); ?>

To offer a shipping type selection, you will need to add a select list to the checkout page:

<select name="USPS_Service" id="USPS_Service">

              <option value="FIRST CLASS">First-Class</option>
              <option value="EXPRESS">Express</option>
              <option value="PRIORITY">Priority</option>
              <option value="PARCEL">Parcel</option>

and add a hidfden form element of the same name to the form on the confirm page that will capture the value posted:

<input type="hidden" name="USPS_Service" id="USPS_Service" value="<?php echo(isset($_POST['USPS_Service'])?$_POST['USPS_Service']:""); ?>" />

next add a set session value behavior, set the trigger to any form post, set the name to USPS_Service for the value, click the lightning bolt icon and select the USPS_Service form element.

in the shipping behavior, bind the shipping service to the USPS_Service session variable.

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