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Added Fixed Rate – Why?????

Apply Fixed Rate

A resent request came across to allow for a fixed rate option on the module, so… I added it.  When set turned on, no rate request goes across to FedEx freight (or ltl).  Instead, the handling and additional handling fees are applied.
Why not just use the existing Fixed Rate extension?  That was my first thought, but then I came to understand by allowing a fixed rate option, you now have the ability to use the module as a generic shipping extension and still use tracking numbers.   So assume you currently use ACME shipping company in which you apply a fixed rate to each order.  You can now define ACMES’s tracking URL within the extensions setup which will allow you to add tracking number support for that order.

Added Pallet Weight

I received a recent a request to account for the weight of the pallet when determining the shipping freight costs.  I liked the idea and so it now part of the both the Freight and LTL extensions.  In the example above, 23 lbs (the typical weight of 4′ x 4′ wooden pallet) will be added to the weight which is passed to the FedEx Freight / LTL services for a rate quote.

For details and a demo, see:
Magento FedEx Freight Shipping Extension
Magento FedEx National LTL Shipping Extension

Magento Freight Modules – Version 1.2.0 Is Released

Version 1.2.0 of both the FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL modules are released.

Take a look…

new features

Some of the additional features include:

  • Ability to customize the  rate quote text.  From the shipping method settings, you can specify the text that should be displayed when the freight quote is offered to your customer.  You can even place html and javascript into this field.   Maybe you want to the quote to have an information link that displays a popup concerning residential/commercial delivery.
  • Ability to enable/disable the estimated shipping date.  You can also tack on additional days to the returned delivery date to compensate for time needed for pre-shipment processing.
  • You can enable/disable the residential rate quote.  If enabled, a second rate quote will be displayed.  This quote will include the additional charge (which is configurable) to deliver to a residential address.

Magento FedEx National LTL Shipping Extension

I just completed the FedEx National LTL Shipping Extension for Magento. This extension can be used just like my Freight extension. I’m adding a couple of enhancements to this module (which I will also add to the Freight module as a point release) that should make it very flexible.

For details, see: Magento FedEx Freight Shipping Extension

Please let me know if you have any questions.

I’m now working on a Magento UPS Freight extension.

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