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I am using CVS 11-8-02 and I can't get the USPS shipping module to work correctly. I selected production and entered my API username and password and then when I tried to place an order an error occured. It wasn't a parse error but an error stating that something went wrong and to contact the store owner.

 

I have tried numerous things to fix it but nothing works. The country code is set to US and the zone is set to New York as well as the zip code in the 5 digit format.

 

What should I do????

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Does it work in the test mode?

 

If so, I and others have had to call the USPS to "remind" them to add our info to the production server.

 

The wrong zip, zone or zero weight could also be the problem.

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No...it doesn't even work in test mode with my username and password it says:

 

 

An error occured with the USPS shipping calculations.

If you prefer to use USPS as your shipping method, please contact the store owner.

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"misconfigured the contribution " - what is that supposed to mean?

 

I'm having the same problem. USPS insists we're on production server, the configuration states that, and I placed a non-zero test order with a 14218 ZIP code and get the same error as everyone else ...

 

BTW, I'm using v2.2ms2

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COMPLETELY REMOVE the USPS module, then reinstall it. This worked for me when all else failed..

 

- Go to Admin section / Modules / Shipping

- Select USPS and click the REMOVE button

- Reinstall a fresh module. You might want to try the USPS Methods contrib. It works beautifully for me.

 

Good Luck.

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Man, I feel like a moron.

 

The address information WAS missing the ZIP code - address information appears in MORE THAN ONE PLACE, and in the one that mattered, it was missing.

 

On another note, it converts everything to ounces automatically!

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did anybody get a solution?

i keep having this problem....

 

i have configured my store zipcode,,, i dont find where to put my store address except for the Store Address and Phone but it says thats waht is going to be printed in the labels, has nothing to do with the USPS API.

 

Desperate Help needed!!

 

Thanks

 

Mary

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did anybody get a solution?

 

i have configured my store zipcode,,, i dont find where to put my store address except for the Store Address and Phone but it says thats waht is going to be printed in the labels, has nothing to do with the USPS API.

 

The store information and the physical address in the shipping section are independent of one another. You're missing the latter ... that's what I did wrong.

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I entered this address in my browser: http://www.uspsprioritymail.com/et_regcert.htm, that is the one displaying on oscommerce, and still doesnt bring me anywhere. It must be an outdated address.

 

I did the same thing...same result. Just going into usps.com overwhelms with info. Where do you sign up for an account???

 

Thanks,

djms

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says thats waht is going to be printed in the labels, has nothing to do with the USPS API.

 

That's what I'm talking about. I thought your problem had to do with the system not printing your store address on labels ...

 

I'm lost. What specifically is the problem again?

 

:(

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well my problem is everything !! haha i have my USPS account already set for production, i switched to production at my oscommerce store but still i'm getting this error on step 1 of the check out process on my store.

Like if you go to buy something, at the time of choosing the shipping this is the message that my customers get:

 

"United States Postal Service

An error occured with the USPS shipping calculations.

If you prefer to use USPS as your shipping method, please contact the store owner."

 

I tried to contact USPS and they say i'm already set for production.. so i have no clue of what is wrong....

It's like USPS is not connecting conrrectry, or i'm missing some information.. i dont know

 

Other than that i couldnt be able to check whether i can print labels from the control panel (backend)... but i dont think so.

 

Any help is welcomed... i'm very frustrated :(

 

Thanks a lot a lot a lot a lot and a lotSSSSSS

for all the help

 

if you want to see by yourself the error

go to my store:

http://bestartisans.com/shoppingcart/

 

thank u!!

 

Mary

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BEAUTIFUL implementation of the cart, Mary.

 

But your problem is beyond me ... it just amazes me that we are still at the mercy of geeks instead of developers of intelligent, intuitive, WYSIWYG interfaces (oh wait, that's Microsoft :P).

 

Seriously, though, I find osCommerce the best open source solution, but that's another reason open souce is free.

 

It's made collectively by geeks, who as high an average IQ they may have, are still the god-awful stupidest people on earth. If they weren't so out of touch with the way everyday people think and work, there would never be a need for this forum, because things would just work with a common sense real-world function without having to read code you can't even see like a first language.

 

I'm done ranting now. Sorry I couldn't help.

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hahahaha for real !!!

i feel the same way as you. I hate code, call me anything but i rather work with WYSIWYG because... duhh. why would i complicate my life even more trying to descifrate (is that a word?) hundreds of lines of code.

And programmers... mmm yeah a lot of them are like that. They're not from this earth haha.

Actually i have a company of programming with programmers abroad, so i'm used to the geeks haha...... i thought i could solve this by myself :( but it seems i will have to ask them..

 

So whatever... i'm so mad... this should be easy. Also and btw hehe if you ever want to make any modifications to your oscommerce store or another web application let me know... ask me for a quote i have the bestest prices.

I made the modifications in my shopping cart with my programmers.... their geniuses and probably have higher IQ than me haha j/k (of course NOT !!) :P hahaha

 

ok, thanks for your time then...

i'll see what i can do.

i think this is some kind of bad configuration issue////

 

well thanks anyway!!

Mary

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Yeah ... I own a web evelopment company and refuse to get my hands TOO dirty under the hood, but when I hire programmers, they usually don't understand basic things like:

 

Common User Expectations

Dummyproofing

English

Deadlines

 

 

And YES I will keep you in mind for serious layout modifications.

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i know... that happens . My team programmers luckily is a bit more civilized than the rest of them.

 

But i provide services of management to another company that has their own programmers and i can tell you they can piss me off (if you excuse my vocab).

The other day, i told one of the guys "replace this text with that one"

the guy "needed more information", then "didnt understand it" and then "it was already done" so he didnt understan why i was asking hime that. HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD HAVE DONE THAT !!! nobody else had access to that except for him... i got so mad, and like theyre not my employess so i cannot do much more than talk to the guy that is paying him and tell to fire this dumb guy.

I got so mad... but i'm happy now that somebody undertands this pain in my chest hahaha... true??

 

ok... ttyl

 

:lol:

Mary

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