How Do I Set Up Shipping with USPS?

1) To set up shipping with USPS, you will first need to register an account with the U. S. Postal Service's Web Tools Application Program Interfaces (APIs). You can do that here: http://www.usps.com/webtools/. You will be sent a username and password that are each 12 characters long.

2) You will then need to send USPS an e-mail at uspstechsupport@esecurecare.net or call 1-800-344-7779 and ask them to switch your account from testing mode to the production server. In this e-mail you need to indicate that you are using MiiDuu.com as your third party software. If you forget to mention this, they will e-mail you again asking you to run tests or provide this information, and it will cost you more time.

3) Once you have received a confirmation that you have been switched to the production mode, sign into your MiiDuu account and navigate to the Shipping page (under the System tab). Click "Edit" link in the "Action" column of the USPS row and enter the username and password you were given when you registered with Web Tools and configure the settings to your needs. Don't forget to save your changes!

4) Go to your storefront and conduct a mock purchase to make sure everything is in working order. If it is, it should look something like this:

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How Do I Set Up Shipping with UPS?

To set up shipping through UPS you will need an access key, username and password. To do this you can follow these steps from UPS:

Please note: If you have already registered for My UPS.com, go to step 5 after you have logged in with your user ID and password. However, for security, I recommend you create a new user ID and password for use with UPS Developer APIs.

1. Browse to https://www.ups.com/upsdeveloperkit.
2. Click on the "Register" link inside the "How to Get Started" section.
3. In the "Submit Your UPS Registration Information" box, enter your name, e-mail address, User ID and password then click on the [Next] button.
4. Complete the "UPS Registration" window then click on the [Next] button.
5. On the "Thank You!" screen, click on the [Next] button.
6. Click on the "Request an access key" link in the "How to Get Started" section.
7. Complete the "Secondary Contact Information" and the click on [Request Access Key].
Please contact UPS if you need any additional assistance (ship@ups.com).

Once you have your account set up, select the System tab and click "Shipping". Click the "Edit" link in the "Action" column of the "UPS" row and fill in your access key, username, password, and shipping preferences. Make sure to Enable the payment method, and click save.

We suggest you log in to your storefront as a customer and do a mock checkout to make sure everything is working correctly once you have saved your settings.

How to Set Up Shipping and Shipping Costs

To set up shipping for your store, navigate to System -> Shipping. From there you will be able to view all of the shipping options. Select the shipping option best for your store, and click the Edit link in the far right column. You can customize these options by Geo Zones by either enabling different shipping methods for different Geo Zones, or different prices for Geo Zones for the same shipping method. Once you have created your Geo Zones, they will show up as tabs to the left of the page. You can customize your shipping costs by clicking on these tabs.

How to Set up Geo Zones

To set up Geo Zones, navigate to System -> Localisation -> Geo Zones. Click on the Add button in the top right corner. There you will be asked to fill in the name and description of the Geo Zone. For example you might have a Geo Zone named "The West Coast" and the description could be "US States on the West Coast", or whatever will help you remember. Then click "Add Geo Zone" and select the appropriate country. If you are creating a Geo Zone for the country as a whole, you are done, just click Save. If you would like to chose a particular state or region, click the next drop down box and select the state or region you would like to include. You can continue to add regions in this way until your Geo Zone is complete. Then click Save. You can create as many Geo Zones as you would like!

How Do I Set Up Weight Based Shipping?

Weight based shipping is calculated using Geo-Zones. You must set up at least one Geo Zone to use weight based shipping. You also need to set the weight for all of your products. You can do this by going to Catalog -> Products, and clicking on the "Advanced" tab when editing a product.

To edit weight based shipping, navigate to Settings -> Shipping and then click the "Edit" link next to Weight Based Shipping.

To enter your shipping rates, you will use the format weight:cost using a comma as a separator. for example:

0:1.00,2:3.50,5:7.00,20:10.00

In this example, anything from 1 lbs/kg or less(depending on how you enter the weight for your products) will be charged $1. Anything 1.01-2 lbs/kg will be charged $3.50, anything 2.01-5 lbs/kg will be charged $7, and anything 5.01-20 lbs/kg will be charged $10. Note that any orders over 20 lbs/kg do not have a price entered, thus would not qualify for weight based shipping. If you would like to use weight based for all orders, be sure to include a very high upper weight bracket.

How Do I Set Up Order Based Shipping

Order based shipping is calculated using Geo-Zones. You must set up at least one Geo Zone to use order based shipping.

To edit order based shipping, navigate to Settings -> Shipping and then click the "Edit" link next to Order Based Shipping.

To enter your shipping rates, you will use the format order total:cost using a comma as a separator. for example:

10:1,30:2,100:5,2500:12

In this example (suppose the currency is USD), the order total less than $10 will be charged $1.  $10 to $30 will be charged $2,  $30 to $100 will be charged $5,  $100 to $2500 will be charged $12. Note that any orders over $2500 do not have a price entered, thus would not qualify for order based shipping. If you would like to use order based for all orders, be sure to include a very high upper order bracket.