© Ecommerce Templates
Setting up your Ecommerce Plus template to automatically use the UPS
Online® Tools Rates & Service Selection to automatically calculate your
shipping costs is a simple matter. Just follow the steps below.
Firstly, log in to the admin section for your Ecommerce Plus template and
click on "main settings" using the menu on the left. From the Shipping Type
dropdown menu select UPS Shipping.
On the same page you will see a setting "Shipping Units" where you can
define the weight units that are used to define your product weights. Please
note that the shipping units are limited in some countries. Notably, the United
States is limited to specifying product weights in lbs and ounces.
Now, go to the Shipping Methods admin page and click on "Register with
UPS" and follow the steps in the registration wizard.
After completing the UPS Wizard you are now ready to test your system. Try
adding a product to your cart where you know the weight of the product. Then
in the checkout phase after filling out your customer and shipping information,
you should see the available UPS shipping options along with the associated
costs. You should do a couple of tests to make sure they match what you
would expect from the UPS online shipping calculator at http://www.ups.com/.
NB. If you receive the following error at this stage . . .
This measurement system is not valid for the selected country
. . . then this means that you have to return to the Ecommerce Plus admin
section, "main settings" page to change the Shipping units you are using from
lbs and ounces to Kilograms or vice-versa.
If you are using the PHP version and receive blank page instead of the UPS
Wizard then contact your host and ask them if they have the cURL component
installed. This is a free download and is available on the majority of hosting
For each OS1 package, set the product weight to be 30 pounds.
For each OS2 package, set the product weight to be 70 pounds
The way that you deliver your packages to UPS for delivery can affect the
total cost of delivering the package. You can change the pick up type by