Simple AustraliaPost Shipping Module

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thebeardman:
@greg: The calculator doesn't use the dimensions to calculate the prices, it is only to make sure the parcel isn't too large. The price is based on the products weight. If you only want to use satchels 500g or 3kg, maybe it will be better for you to use the standard shipping module.

grzx:
I need to modify the codes for local shipment to have below system.

We charge $6.90 flat rate for shipping within Australia but we waive postage for any purchase over $100.

As for the international shipping, it is perfect.

Can you please help on this?

Dog_Guy:
Quote from: thebeardman on May 06, 2011, 07:56:03 am

@greg: The calculator doesn't use the dimensions to calculate the prices, it is only to make sure the parcel isn't too large. The price is based on the products weight. If you only want to use satchels 500g or 3kg, maybe it will be better for you to use the standard shipping module.


Mr beardman.

I am a novice at joomla and by extension, virtuemart. I was recommended to use virtuemart because of the auspost calculator, but I have not been able to alter it and have read nothing but issues in threads on this site.

While I have posted this request elsewhere, it seems you may be the local area expert on it. So please consider my theories, questions and requests.

i wish to have two postage options, one is for local customers within a few kms of where I live. I will deliver personally to them for $5. Everyone else pays auspost rates. Ideally for this it would compare the postcode of their home with the postcodes (about ten that I input into a config screen) and either lets them choose that option just doesnt show it if they are out of zone.


In another forum someone said that the old version of auspost module bundled with vm didnt use the Australian post calculator because aus post dont have an api to gain info from, just html page results.

I live in Melbourne and figured that the auspost module would take the postcode I gave in the configuration as my home address then find the cheapest post rates to any other postcode in aust.

I rang aus post and was told not to use boxes (and dimensions) in most calculations as either the standard 500g or 3 kg red bag satchels would be cheaper than boxes, or 'free form' (packed into a rugged cardboard parcel) may be cheapest - for this you just need the weight (as long as its reasonably small in size and under 20kg.

at the moment the VM auspost module is delivering a fee of $26 to post 400g or 3 kg FROM my address, TO my address. WRONG!

As all I can see is the option for turning the bundles vm auspost option on or off, there is no way to configure it?

I sell pet treats by the bag that are either small sizes such as 100g to 250g or bulk bags of 1kg. it would be great if an auspost module existed for VM that allowed you to choose for it to display either the higher or lower postage rate calculated from using either a satchel or packing it yourself. And do it on dynamic auspost data (or at least allow you to edit rates as they change them)

I would have thought that this would have been resolved by now, but all I keep reading is people having issues with small programming patches, that the average user may not want to do or may not have the skills to do.

Any ideas?

Dog_Guy:
I tried to download your auspost version from joomla extensions but i have vm 1.1.8 and when i tried uploading the patch, it said there was a version mismatch?

Cheetaa:
Gidday to the Beardman,
I have just installed the mod_simpleaustraliapostcalculator_1.6.1.zip on my test site to use in my VM cart. I have enabled the module, set it position to the right and opened up my test website (local test site on my home computer, not the live website) and I have some errors.
Warning: explode() expects parameter 2 to be string, array given in C:\xampp\htdocs\cool\modules\mod_simple_australiapost_ecalculator\helper.php on line 408

Warning: urlencode() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in C:\xampp\htdocs\cool\modules\mod_simple_australiapost_ecalculator\helper.php on line 534

Warning: explode() expects parameter 2 to be string, array given in C:\xampp\htdocs\cool\modules\mod_simple_australiapost_ecalculator\helper.php on line 413
There is one item in the shopping cart, it has a weight of 0.01kg.
Joomla version = 1.5.15
VirtueMart version = 1.1.7
Any help to resolve the errors would be appreciated please.

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