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What shipping methods can I implement with VP-ASP?

VP-ASP has built-in shipping calculations for many common situations. You can also add your own unique shipping calculation. VP-ASP currently supports shipping methods based on:

  • Weight
  • Weight range
  • Simple Lookup
  • Quantity
  • Quantity range
  • Price range
  • Fixed shipping cost
  • Shipping by product
  • Free Shipping over a certain amount of order
  • Shipping by country using most of the above methods

There are also a number of popular real-time shipping calculators supported by VP-ASP, these include:

  • UPS real-time
  • USPS real-time
  • Intershipper real-time
  • Australia Post real-time
  • Canada Post real-time
  • UPS database lookup
  • FedEx database lookup
  • Royal Mail real-time

Setting up Shipping

Shipping is controlled by shop configuration values. Customers can either select the shipping method, or it can automatically be selected from one of the above. Mixing of some methods are allowed. For example all the real time methods can be used at the same time so a person can decide to use USPS or UPS for example.:

  • xshippingcalc tells VP-ASP the type of calculation to use
  • shipmethods table holds rates for most calculation types

Examples on setting up shipping values in admin can be found here:
Shipping Set-up examples

Table Lookup

Fixed price per order selected from the database.

You simply put set the values for different shipping methods in the shipmethods table.

Quantity Purchased

Shipping price calculated based on the number of products ordered. Different methods can have different cost values.

Quantity Range

Shipping price calculated based on the number of products ordered. Different methods can have different cost values and different quantity range can have different costs.

Weight

Shipping price calculated based on the total weight of the products. Different methods can have different cost values.

Weight Range

Shipping price calculated based on the total weight of the products. Prices change depending on the weight range the goods fall into. Different shipping methods can have different cost values.

Price Range

Shipping price calculated based on the number of price of the goods purchased. Shipping prices change by the price range the goods fall into. Different shipping methods can have different cost values.

Product

Enter the shipping cost into the specific products record. The shipping cost of each product (multiplied by the quantity ordered) are summed up to obtain the total shipping cost.

Constant Value

Shipping price is set as a constant value regardless of goods purchased.

No Shipping Cost

Set the shipping price to 0 in the admin set-up, or you can allow free shipping if the order exceeds a certain amount

UPS by Database Lookup

A UPS zone-based lookup using a database supplied by UPS. You must download the correct ZIP code zone table from UPS that represents your shipping address.

Note: The UPSDB uses a separate database with UPS tables. These tables were supplied to us by one of our customers. We do not guarantee they are up to date nor can we update them.

UPS Real Time

Now, more than ever before, VP-ASP can better fulfill your shipping and information needs, by leveraging the benefits of our newly formed partnership with UPS Ready. Working with UPS allows us to bring you the most innovative solutions for your transportation needs.

Refer to the UPS FAQ for more information on how using UPS can benefit your business.

FedEx by Database Lookup

FedEx zone based lookup using tables supplied by FedEx. Sample database is supplied by you must download the correct ZIP code zone table from FedEx that represents your shipping address.

This is a free addon available to download for existing VP-ASP customers.

FedEx Real Time

The FedEx real time shipping add-on will communicate directly with the FedEx server and obtain the values for shipping packages from point to point. The customer can then select the shipping method most appropriate.

The FedEx Real Time Shipping Add-on is available for download for just US$40.00!!

Refer to the FedEx Real Time FAQ for more information on how using UPS can benefit your business.

US Postal Service real time

The US Postal Service Real time lookup, connects directly to USPS to retrieve shipping options based on the total weight of the order. Your customers can choose which USPS service to use when purchasing your products, such as express, parcel and/or priority.

This is a free addon available to download for existing VP-ASP customers.

Canada Post e-POST

When your customers select Canada POST as the shipping method, VP-ASP interfaces to the real time Eparcel system to determine the shipping methods and rates. It then displays a dropdown list for your customers to select the method they require.

This is a free addon available to download for existing VP-ASP customers.

Australia Post Real Time

Real time lookup by connecting directly to Australia Post. It will determine the Australia Post rates based on the weight and display a new dropdown list with different Australia Post options, such as standard or express shipping. Your customers can then select the shipping method they desire.

This is a free addon available to download for existing VP-ASP customers.

Intershipper Real Time

Real time lookup by connecting to Intershipper service. Intershipper is a commercial service providing rates for many shipping companies: Airborne Express, ANX, BAX Global, DHL, Emery Worldwide, FedEx Express, United Parcel Service, US Postal Service. We may receive a commission if you sign up with them and use our affiliate number 87277. Otherwise we have no relationship with Intershipper and you must decide if this service is suitable for your site.

This is a free addon available to download for existing VP-ASP customers.

Royal Mail Real Time

BigYellowZone provides a highly configurable, and incredibly easy to implement the Royal Mail Shipping Addon to your VP-ASP website. This is a must-have for UK-based site owners!

The Royal Mail addon is available for purchase at BigYellowZone.

Your own shipping calculations

Any other calculation can be added to VP-ASP. It can either replace an existing algorithm or be an entirely new form added to VP-ASP. We can assist you in developing such new algorithms. Sometimes a customization fee would apply.

We would agree on a fee before any coding was done.