I recently set live a client store that I am very pleased with how it all turned out, as is my client. We’ve been working on it off and on since deploying it on a number of things to make the site better and better.
Anyway, I’ve used UPS on a number of client stores, but yesterday I learned something new which I wanted to pass on to readers of this blog.
With the standard UPS module that ships with osCommerce rc3, there is a number of options for the Pickup Method;
In here you can choose which method you use to give packages to UPS – and which method you choose will return vastly different rates for shipping. So, make sure that you are on the correct method!
If you are unsure about which you should be using, contact UPS Technical Support – they don’t bite;
You have a UPS Occasional or sometimes called on On Call Air pickup account. This is a code 03 pickup. If you are not entering that code into the request you will not receive the correct rates back.
As soon as my client inserted OCA into the pickup method field, the quotes returned are correct for his shipping system!
Hope it help someone else in the future.