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Posted - October 16 2009 :  09:18:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm having issues with USPS flat rate shipping. When a customer buys a product, the realtime USPS add-on is selecting "small flat rate boxes" which the products cannot fit into (2.5" wide box doesn't fit much). Everytime this happens I lose $5.

Anyone have any ideas about the logic, fixes, or at least how to add extra dollars to formula to ensure I'm a little closer to the right $$ amount at checkout?

thanks in advance,
KC Newton

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Posted - October 17 2009 :  18:40:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I found my answer to a work around. I am adding money via surcharge into the USPS code. See thread: http://www.vpasp.com/virtprog/vpaspforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3588
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Lori Titus
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Posted - October 20 2009 :  20:34:57  Show Profile  Visit Lori Titus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I disabled the flat rate option. If I am able to fit an order into a flat rate box and there is a significant savings (I have had savings of up to $25!), I issue a partial refund back to the customer. The customer always likes an unexpected refund, and the word of mouth has given us new business.

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Posted - October 21 2009 :  06:12:46  Show Profile  Visit Ljone's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Does your link advice really work?? I use USPS a lot and this saving can help me to a great degree.

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