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Configuration


Installation


 
  • Extension installation instructions «HERE» 

  • Within 'ConfigurationShipping Methods' you should have a shipping method available called "USPS Zone Matrix Rates" 

Shipping Method Configuration


 
  1. Open Magento Admin 

  2. Navigate to “System->Configuration->Shipping Methods” 

  3. Enable the shipping method 

  4. Select the ‘Condition’ you require. – ensure you have set correctly – if in doubt set to Price & Weight vs Destination 

  5. Enter USPS User ID

  6. Save Config

Table Configuration




USPS Zone Matrix rates is controlled by a combination of the shipping method configuration and a csv file. 

In order to set up the csv file is is necessary to understand the various criteria you have control over. Many of these may be irrelevant to you, if so use the defaults suggested. 

Firstly you need to decide what condition you need to base your shipping on. This is set within the shipping method configuration. Your options are:
 

Condition

Description

#Items vs Destination

#Items in cart

Price & Weight vs Destination

A combination of weight and price of items in cart


So, for instance, if you need to charge more when the cart total is <$50 and weight is >30lb you are looking at the “Price & Weight vs Destination” option.

Here are the fields required in the csv file:

Field Name

Description

Default to catch all

Zone

UPS Zone this shipping rate applies to. Multiple zones can be present on a single row (e.g. “002,003”)

*

Item/Weight Trom

Starting condition at which this shipping rate applies, can be either #items or weight depending on condition value in shipping method configuration

*

 Item/Weight To Ending condition at which this shipping rate applies, can be either #items or weight depending on condition value in shipping method configuration  

Price from

Starting price  at which this shipping rate applies – only relevant if condition is set to “Price & Weight vs Destination”

*

Price to

Ending price  at which this shipping rate applies – only relevant if condition is set to “Price & Weight vs Destination”

*

Delivery Type

The shipping description. This must match what is returned from UPS. The full set of available descriptions is shown below.

N/A

Sort order

Defines order of rate output , from lowest to highest. Default is “*” for lowest->highest price

*


UPS Zones & Delivery Types


USPS returns a zone given a specific origin and destination address . See «HERE» for definitive list.

The origin address is set in System->Configuration->Shipping Settings. It is important this is set correctly else you will receive incorrect zones and it may confuse you.