close ad
Important WebAssist Announcement
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues


eCart with multiple shippers

Thread began 3/10/2009 2:18 pm by sandy170299 | Last modified 3/11/2009 7:59 am by Ray Borduin | 1748 views | 1 replies |


eCart with multiple shippers

Let's say I have a client who would like to use USPS and Fed Ex as shippers, or any other two shippers. Is this even possible? I think this would be a horribly confusing option to add...

Sign in to reply to this post

Ray BorduinWebAssist

It is possible. They are handled with two different server behaviors that could have two different triggers. I would probably store the shipper setting as a session variable and use it to trigger the correct shipping calculation as well as use it in the shipping rules so that the correct associated shipping price is used.

There are some restrictions in this associated with the shipper license agreements (or at least there were a few years ago last time I checked). Some of them state that you cannot use the api to provide comparative shipping, which means you can't do it in such a way that your user could compare rates from multiple shippers and pick the best rate easily. So although it is possible, you need to be careful not to go against the license agreement of your shipping provider.

Sign in to reply to this post
Did this help? Tips are appreciated...

Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

Close Windowclose

Rate your experience or provide feedback on this page

Account or customer service questions?
Please user our contact form.

Need technical support?
Please visit support to ask a question





Ease of use


security code refresh image

We do not respond to comments submitted from this page directly, but we do read and analyze any feedback and will use it to help make your experience better in the future.

Close Windowclose

We were unable to retrieve the attached file

Close Windowclose

Attach and remove files

add attachmentAdd attachment
Close Windowclose

Enter the URL you would like to link to in your post

Close Windowclose

This is how you use right click RTF editing

Enable right click RTF editing option allows you to add html markup into your tutorial such as images, bulleted lists, files and more...

-- click to close --

Uploading file...