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Two problems: as of this week (May 12)

 

1. the option selection reverted back to defaulting to "Express Mail" not matter what option the customer selected when checking out. What ever options is first on the list the shopping cart defaults to the option.

 

2. First Class options doesn't show up on web page for customer.

 

I have USPS Methods 4.1 Beta installed. The field names are all CAPS in the code and in the SQL db:

 

('EXPRESS' => 'Express Mail',

'FIRST CLASS' => 'First Class Mail',

'PRIORITY' => 'Priority Mail',

'PARCEL' => 'Parcel Post',

'BPM' => 'Bound Printed Matter',

'MEDIA' => 'Media Mail');

 

As a bandage PARCEL is the only option turned on until a solution is found. As stated earlier this was working well before the May 12th, 2008 USPS price change.

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Two problems: as of this week (May 12)

 

1. the option selection reverted back to defaulting to "Express Mail" not matter what option the customer selected when checking out. What ever options is first on the list the shopping cart defaults to the option.

 

2. First Class options doesn't show up on web page for customer.

 

I have USPS Methods 4.1 Beta installed. The field names are all CAPS in the code and in the SQL db:

 

('EXPRESS' => 'Express Mail',

'FIRST CLASS' => 'First Class Mail',

'PRIORITY' => 'Priority Mail',

'PARCEL' => 'Parcel Post',

'BPM' => 'Bound Printed Matter',

'MEDIA' => 'Media Mail');

 

As a bandage PARCEL is the only option turned on until a solution is found. As stated earlier this was working well before the May 12th, 2008 USPS price change.

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

 

 

I exactly have the same problem, no matter what method the user choses, it always picks the Express maill, and even if i disable the express option, it will choose first class mail. there is no way that can be changed. this problem is new, because my site worked for about a year with no problem and this suddenly accured.

i checked the entire database, and i even changed the database to a new blank one, and it still have the same problem.

i changed all the checkout pages to new ones (default ones) and still does the same thing, and now there are only two things that comes to my mind:

 

1- that is USPS changed something in their developer server which i even recieved an email from them that they said they will update their developer server by may 15th.

2- there is a bug with oscommerce shipping section. because this problem is not only on my site, you also have the same issue.

 

this is really complecated.

 

BUT, about your first class mail, i think the only reason it doesnt show first class its because the First Class mail only workes with product less than 12 Ounces. so if you have a product that weight more than that, USPS wont give you the First class option and thats totally normal. my first class mail is workin fine. but i hope i could help you with that.

 

Please if anyone know about this issue help, i will also work on the the whole day maybe i can figure out something. i will update you guys.

 

thank you

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Hi,

 

I found a solutions to the first problem (default to first option): I used USPS Module version 3.0 with insurance and the option selection works fine. The only caveat with this is that you will manually have to go in and update the USPS rate identifier. It is not longer "Rate" it is now "RateV3" do a code comparison of the include/module/shipping/usps.php file of version 3.0 and 4.1 and Update the this way, it will be easier. Here is the new schema from USPS http://www.usps.com/webtools/_pdf/Rate-Calculators-v1-2.pdf.

 

Thank you for that information about First Class Shipping that helped me alot. The solution above will solve your problem it is a quick and effective fix.

 

Be well,

Anna

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Hi,

 

There is a patch to the USPS module for the May 12, 2008 USPS changes, that was put out on Monday (May 19, 2008) 4.1.2. I'm install it now, hopefully it will solve everyones Update problems.

 

Anna

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Hi,

 

The USPS Module patch solves our 2 problems -- 1. First Class domestic and international now show up 2. Options doesn't default, the selected options stays selected throughout the check out process.

 

Thanks to the contributors for solving this problem. For everyone having these issues, make sure you turn OFF the USPS feature in the admin section after updating the files and turn the USPS feature back ON or else you will get an error.

 

Follow the install instructions carefully and you will have good success. Thanks to All.

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I spoke too soon, First class mail international still doesn't show up, but first class domestic does show up.

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