close ad
WARNING: Do Not Install the DREAMWEAVER CC 2017 or 2018 Update »
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues

rating

Usps set up

Thread began 5/29/2010 11:54 am by mike292921 | Last modified 6/04/2010 6:25 pm by Eric Mittman | 1195 views | 6 replies |

mike292921

Usps set up

I am using paypal standard and want to use usps shipping quotes. I made a custom form field set to "post" trigger being the submit button. I would like the shipping to refresh the cart page so they can see the shipping quote before final checkout can it be done? When use it it takes me to the failure page what am I doing wrong?

Sign in to reply to this post

Eric Mittman

Normally the shipping quote is generated after the user enters their info for billing. If you are using Payments Standard you will have to use a different workflow. Are you currently gathering any of the customers details like city and zip before the checkout?

In order to implement the shipping quote charge you will need to gather this user info and use it in the shipping quote server behavior. When you apply the server behavior it will create the shipping quote for you that you can use in the shipping charge rule. Post back with any questions that you have about any part of this.

Sign in to reply to this post

mike292921

...

It gives me an idea that I will test today. Get back with you if I need more help.

Sign in to reply to this post

mike292921

Need Help again

So I am still trying to make it work I am using my user usps number and selected for the shippers zipcode to select it from the biller portion of the form (since using paypal standard doesn't require shipping they only ship to biller).
Still nothing is going on so what should I do?

Sign in to reply to this post

Eric Mittman

This is part of the problem is the order that it all occurs in. After you fill in the checkout form do you go to the confirm page or are you going straight to PayPal? If you are going to the confirm page then you can add in the USPS shipping quote server behavior to this page. After you have added the server behavior you need to check in the cart object to ensure that you have the shipping charge rule for USPS.

If you are going straight to the PayPal site then you will need to gather the zip before this page and have the shipping quote server behavior occur before the checkout like on the cart page. Please post back with this info and how you currently have it setup so we can help you get it worked out.

Sign in to reply to this post

mike292921

Keeping it simple

I have both a cart page->Checkout->confirm standard with ecart, I would really want it to work on the cart page with a custom form so that I can show shipping before checking out how can it be done. I used the shipping wizard with ecart in the behaviors panel but no quote is being posted. I am a beginner so I don't know whats really going on as far as it not working what should I select as the trigger?

Sign in to reply to this post

Eric Mittman

Probably the easiest way to do this is to add a new form to your cart page. The form only needs two fields, a text input for the zip and a submit button. Once you have this form in place you are ready to apply the shipping quote server behavior. When you do you will set the trigger to your new submit button being pressed.

This should trigger the shipping quote server behavior. Next you will want to check the shipping tab to see that you have your shipping quote charge there. If it is not you will need to add a new charge. You can give it a name then for the condition set it to 'shipping quote not empty' for your provider. For the charge choose based on shipping quote value for your provider.

The final part of all of this is to add a new cart display to the page. You wil need a new one to see the shipping charge. You can remove the existing one from design new and just add in a new one.

If you need any further info on any of these steps or if you encounter any problems let us know.

Sign in to reply to this post

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

Content

rating

Layout

rating

Ease of use

rating

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...