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USPS Rate Lookup API Failure

Thread began 1/07/2010 9:32 pm by lazyhoofer376912 | Last modified 1/14/2010 9:51 pm by lazyhoofer376912 | 2357 views | 9 replies

lazyhoofer376912Beta Tester

USPS Rate Lookup API Failure

Hopefully you all can help me with the below issue. I have a PowerStore 2 site setup with USPS Rate Lookup and charge card access.

I've run into an issue with the Rate Lookup specifically where I attempt to checkout and I have the Rate Lookup activated, I'm bumped to the Checkout Failure page. If I disable the Rate Lookup, my site works fine and I can process payments.

I've contacted USPS and they've advised me that I am on the LIVE servers. Below is a snipet from my GLOBAL code and also the e-mail received from USPS.

// USPS Shipping Settings
$WAGLOBAL_USPS_User = "xxxxxxxx1314"; // get this when you sign up for API access
$WAGLOBAL_USPS_Server = ""; // change this to the live server when you go live
$WAGLOBAL_USPS_ShipType = "FIRST CLASS"; //Enter the appropriate value for domestic shipping, based on the USPS Shipping key at the bottom of this page.
$WAGLOBAL_USPS_IntShipType = "Global Express Mail (EMS)"; //Enter the appropriate value for shipping to international customers, based on the USPS Shipping key at the bottom of this page.

E-mail 1:
"Thank you for registering for the U. S. Postal Service's Web Tools
Application Program Interfaces (APIs). We are providing you with a
User ID that serves multiple purposes, as explained below.

Your Username is xxxxxxxx1314
Your Password is xxxxxxxxD745

Your Web Tools User ID, shown above, is required to test and integrate
USPS Web Tools APIs. With this ID, you may begin sending calls to the
test server. Depending on the API, the address to the test server is
either ShippingAPITest.dll or
ShippingAPITest.dll. Use this
information in combination with your User ID and your XML string to
send a request to the USPS servers. For more details, refer to the
programming guides (located at webtools) for the
specific API you are integrating."

E-mail 2:
"Congratulations on completing your testing using the U.S. Postal
Service's Web Tools Application Program Interfaces (APIs). Your
profile has been updated to allow you access to the Production Servers.

The URLs you will use for the Production Servers are:

Profiles that are inactive for four years will be permanently deleted
without notice."

Thanks for the help!

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