Author Topic: UPS Tracking #'s  (Read 83556 times)

stevendunston

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UPS Tracking #'s
« on: February 22, 2006, 23:00:38 pm »
I need to send a shipping confirmation email which includes a tracking number, and also store this tracking number along with the order so that the customer can find it in their order history.

Can Virtuemart do this? I can't find any such feature.

deneb

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2006, 01:38:21 am »
nope: looks like another great feature request!  ;D

gregcaulder

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 01:39:42 am »
in the coments section you can update it and let the select the Notify Customer Box.



deneb

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2006, 01:50:15 am »
in the coments section you can update it and let the select the Notify Customer Box.

yes, but the cust. can't see it from their account. only if email note was sent with a status change notify.

stevendunston

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2006, 23:29:25 pm »
Exactly -- I would like the customer to see it. I either need this capability, or order import/export!

gregcaulder

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2006, 23:37:00 pm »
might need to submit a feature request sorry. I though it shoed them the coments. lol.



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Ralf Melles

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2006, 14:55:49 pm »
I developed a hack for UPS tracking:

http://virtuemart.net/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=71&topic=18022.0

 ;D

Greetz
Ralf

stevendunston

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2006, 18:22:22 pm »
I would like to know more about your hack.

Ideally this feature would:

1. Allow the user to view a tracking number in their order history
2. Allow the  option for automatically sending a shipping-confirm email when the tracking number is entered
3. Allow an upload of tracking numbers from our UPS computer (so we don't have to manually key dozens of tracking numbers every afternoon)

misticjeff

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2006, 21:46:27 pm »
Zen Cart has a great "module" which allows customers to login to their account and click on the tracking number to find the status of their shipment.  Additionally,  when the admin first enters the tracking number and sends a status email, the output includes the tracking number.  I've included some screens, the email text and the actual Zen Cart files if anyone wants to take a look at them and have a go.

Email Text:

Quote
MisticAudio
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Order Number: 1969

Detailed Invoice: http://www.misticaudio.com/index.php?main_page=account_history_info&order_id=XXXX

Date Ordered: Saturday 22 April, 2006



Your USPS Tracking ID is EO0088XXXX8US
 Click here to track your package.
 If the above link does not work, copy and paste the following link in your address bar.
 http://trkcnfrm1.smi.usps.com/PTSInternetWeb/InterLabelInquiry.do?origTrackNum=EO0088XXXX8US
 Your order has been updated to the following status:
New status: Order Shipped

Please reply to this email if you have any questions.

Admin Screens:






deneb

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2006, 22:16:41 pm »
wham bam! let's pipe it to VM man!

EDIT:
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This appears to be a hack(tracking) on top of a hack (super_orders)

no piping going to happen there!

it does give us the carrier tracking links though.

misticjeff

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2006, 23:59:19 pm »
hmmmm....

here's the superorders files as well if that helps...

deneb

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2006, 00:01:18 am »
since the format of OSC is so different...we might as well start over.

Ralf Melles

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2006, 09:43:53 am »
Ok, here is my implementation. Fully included in VM:

eMail notification text:

Hi, Test User,

the Status of your Order No. 21 has been changed.

New Status is:
____________________________________________________________

Shipped
____________________________________________________________

To view the Order Details, please follow this link (or copy it into your browser):
http://sosflag.com/content/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=account.order_details&order_id=21

____________________________________________________________

Your tracking number for UPS is: 1Z12345E1512345676.
You can check the current delivery status on our webpage
by clicking on 'Account Maintenance' or follow this link:
http://sosflag.com/content/index.php?page=account.ups_tracking&track_num=1Z12345E1512345676&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=50
____________________________________________________________
SOSFlag Inc.
http://www.sosflag.com
vip@sosflag.com


I plan to move the tracking number to the orderdetails inside the admin area using a new tab.



Ralf Melles

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2006, 09:48:58 am »
@stevendunston: Good idea about bulk import of tracking#! Can you please send me the interface definition of your UPS system? Is it a standard system? I am willing to include a function like this if it can be used by a lot of people.

Greetz

deneb

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2006, 17:23:58 pm »
sweet! please share and we'll add it to next ver.

send 2 me via PM?

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Re: UPS Tracking #'s
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2006, 17:23:58 pm »