X-Cart:Real-time Shipping Calculators

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Some carrier companies (like UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL/Airborne, Canada Post and Australia Post) provide real-time shipping rates that allow users to estimate the cost of shipping by methods provided by these companies. Your X-Cart based store has shipping modules that enable it to obtain shipping rates from the real-time shipping calculators of such companies and provide your customers with an estimation of shipping cost for orders before they are placed. Integrated shipping modules are provided for UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL/Airborne, Canada Post and Australia Post. There is also a module allowing your store to obtain shipping rates for UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL/Airborne through InterShipper rate service.

Important: Please be aware that to be able to use shipping modules for obtaining real-time shipping rates, your X-Cart based store will need to meet certain system requirements (See the section Server Requirements in this manual).

To use X-Cart's shipping modules for obtaining real-time shipping rates, you will need an account with each company that you will use to ship products to your customers (except for Australia Post - for which no account is needed) or an account with InterShipper.

Note. The real-time calculated rate quote is only an estimation and may be different from the actual charges for your shipment.

Here you can find the instructions for enabling your store to use real-time shipping cost calculators provided by:

For information on setting up your store to use UPS real-time shipping calculator, see UPS Developer Kit

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