USPS Real Time Shipping

 Do you want to offer real-time shipping calculations? Are you losing money because you estimate shipping cost too low or are you losing customers because you have over-priced your shipping costs?


The USPS (United States Postal Service) Real Time Shipping calculator will remove the guess work. The plugin integrates into the shopping cart module of Soholaunch and allows the customer to get a real-time calculated shipping cost directly from the USPS system. To the user, this process is seamless and simply provides a pull-down list of available shipping amounts based on the list of available services from USPS. The service list is editable by the site admin to allow or disallow any method offered by USPS, including international options.

The plugin also allows you to add a single handling charge to every order.

The shipping is calculated based on the weight of each product times the quantity of each product ordered. Then it adds the handling charge (which the customer never sees). The weight is entered into the Soholaunch shopping cart admin panel under User Defined (B). There is no accounting for the size of the packaging, thus the handling charge to make up for any difference in price.

Once you have installed the plugin, simply go to your Shopping Cart module in your Soholaunch admin panel and click on the USPS Options button. Then follow the on-screen directions to begin offering your customers a choice in shipping.

Please Note: This plugin requires that the site owner/admin have a USPS Webtools account. Setting up an account with USPS is free and easy. Please go to to create your account. Once you have your account number, you must email the USPS (the address is provided in their welcome email message to you with your account number) and tell them you are ready to begin offering real-time shipping rates. Then, you can begin using this plugin.

Click here to view USPS Real Time Shipping at the Soholaunch Addons Marketplace.
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