X-Cart:DHL/Airborne

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To set up shipping cost calculation through DHL/Airborne real-time shipping calculator, follow these steps:

1. If you haven't yet done so, provide your own company address in the 'General settings->Company options' section. Make sure you provide this address correctly - it will be submitted to the real-time shipping calculator as the origin address for all shipments from your store and thus will affect the shipping rates.

2. Obtain an account with DHL/Airborne (Download an application form from http://www.x-cart.com/download/XCartAPISignupForm.doc, complete it and submit it to XMLRequests@dhl.com).

3. Enable your store to use the real-time shipping calculator provided by DHL/Airborne:

a. In your store's Admin area, go to the 'General settings->Shipping options' section.
b. On the 'General settings->Shipping options' page, select the check box 'Enable real-time shipping calculation'. Unselect the check box 'Use Intershipper calculation service'.
c. Use the 'DHL / Airborne account details' subsection of 'General settings->Shipping options' page to provide the required information.

4. Adjust DHL/Airborne options:

a. Go to the 'Shipping methods' section of your store's Admin area (Settings menu->Shipping methods).
b. Find DHL/Airborne in the list of real-time shipping methods and click the Options >> link opposite it. A dialog box with DHL/Airborne options opens.
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c. Adjust the options according to your preferences.
d. Click the Apply button.

That is all. Now you can test whether your store can receive real-time shipping rates correctly. For details, see X-Cart:Testing Your Store's Ability to Receive Real-time Shipping Rates page.

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