USPS changes effective January 22nd, 2012

Applies to: AbleCommerce 7.0.0 through 7.0.7

Release Date:  1/20/2012

Severity: Normal

Updated:  1/27/2012

NOTE:  THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN ARCHIVED

 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE

The United States Postal Service notified it's integration providers of a price change effective January 22th, 2012.  

This is a portion of the notice that was given by USPS -

On January 22, 2012, USPS will update domestic shipping services and international pricing and product features. For detailed information on prices and new product features, please reference the Federal Register Notices viewable at http://pe.usps.com/.

 

The USPS integration requires the service name in AbleCommerce to match the service name designated by USPS.  If a name match is not found, services and rates will not be returned at checkout or with the shipping estimator.

 

DOWNLOADS

For AbleCommerce version 7.0.7

CommerceBuilder.USPS.dll version 7.3.14358.0

 

uspsmethods.zip - single CSV file update with new services

Follow instructions below to "Update the USPS service names"

For AbleCommerce versions 7.0.3 through 7.0.6

CommerceBuilder.USPS.dll version 7.3.14320.0

 

 

If you have already applied the patched DLL version from last year (2011), then you can apply the same update as version 7.0.7 above - uspsmethods.zip

Otherwise, you must first apply the patch from 2011 before updating.

 


For AbleCommerce versions 7.0.0 through 7.0.2

CommerceBuilder.USPS.dll version 7.0.14320.0

 

 

If you have already applied the patched DLL version from last year (2011), then you can apply the same update as version 7.0.7 above - uspsmethods.zip

Otherwise, you must first apply the patch from 2011 before updating.

 

 

ABLECOMMERCE / USPS CHANGES

For AbleCommerce, the result of this year's change includes updates to two service names only -

  • "First Class Mail Package" changed to "First Class Mail Parcel"

  • "First Class Mail International Package" changed to "First Class Mail International Parcel"

If you are not using either "First Class Mail Package" or "First Class Mail International Package" shipping methods, this change will have no impact on your ability to use USPS services.  However, even if you are not using these two services, we still recommend that you complete this update if you are using USPS shipping services.

 

Update the USPS service names

This is the recommended update method.

Download the uspsmethods.zip file, and extract the contents to a temporary folder on the AbleCommerce server.

1) - Place the "uspsmethods.csv" file into the /App_Data/ folder of your installation.  

If you are not using the First Class Mail shipping methods noted, then stop here.

2) - Access the AbleCommerce admin, and go to the Configure > Shipping > Methods page.

3) - If you are using the method named "USPS First Class Mail Package", find it on this page, and click the EDIT icon.

4) - Select the corrected Service name "USPS First Class Mail Parcel" and SAVE.

5) - If you are using the method named "USPS First-Class Mail International Package", find it on this page, and click the EDIT icon.

6) - Select the corrected Service name "USPS First-Class Mail International Parcel" and SAVE.

 

 

Update the Database

If you prefer to handle the database update manually, we have provided the SQL script below, which is necessary to update your existing USPS service names.

Download the patchusps2012.zip file, and extract the contents to a temporary folder on the AbleCommerce server.
 

  1. Copy the new file "PatchUSPS.aspx" into your \install\ folder.  You may need to create the folder if you don't have it.

   e.g.  c:\inetpub\wwwroot\youracrootfolder\install\
 

  1. Launch a browser and access the PatchUSPS update.

   e.g.  http://yourwebsite/install/PatchUSPS.aspx
 

  1. Confirm that you want to run the script, and do so.

  2. Remove the \install\ folder and file.

 

 

 


 

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