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what triggers an oversize package - UPS ?


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Hi - I'm attempting to get my store online, and have run into a problem. I am using the Vstore configuration, which is based on some version of this oscommerce software. My supplier (who will be dropshipping for me) sells guitars, and ships them by UPS ground. When he ships a guitar, UPS includes an oversize charge. This is approx $10.00. I obviously have to include this same charge, and have to mirror what my supplier is charging. When a customer buys a guitar from me, how can I get the UPS shipping module (that is used in the Vstore) to include this oversize charge and duplicate what my supplier is charging ? Can anyone help me out and show me how to do this ? Is it even possible to do this with the UPS shipping module included in this store ? If not, does anyone know what would have to be modified to make this happen ?



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To find out what triggers an oversize package you have to consult the UPS website.

With the standard UPS module you cannot have UPS quote you for an oversize package. With the UPSXML contribution for osC it can be done in principle. To do it, you have to rewrite some of the code and you have to install the dimensions modification (but with the right changes, you would only need to give dimensions for those guitars, provided you can ship them in their own box and you know the dimensions of it). It is something I have looked into, but I haven't got round doing it. It can be done though.

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I don't use the UPS module, but can't you add a handling fee in the setup like in the other shipping modules? If so, couldn't you build it in there?



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