On 21 Aug 2002 at 17:55, Shane wrote: > Anyone know if there is a place I can query US shipping rates from say > UPS or FedEx? Possibly through Amazon's API?
I'm surprised on one has sold access to these. Back in the days when I did ecommerce:) I had carts that would use something like curl I guess and parse the remote files to get rates but I setup tables in mysql with data you can get from the UPS and from FedEx. UPS will send you a floppy disk (what they did to me) and you can reorganize or use the data structure as is (oh forgot, that was the USPS that did that). UPS: http://www.ups.com/using/software/currentrates/rates_in_us.html#zones USPS http://postcalc.usps.gov/Zonecharts/ Not too helpful but they'll sell you (about US$35.00 I think) a floppy with a matrix of all that stuff or you can just get the data for your shipping point of origin(s) Try this: http://postcalc.usps.gov/ FEDEX http://www.fedex.com/servlet/RateFinderServlet?orig_country=US&language= english has a link to download rates: http://www.fedex.com/us/rates/downloads/?link=2 The problem with putting these rates in a database is that they will change and how will you know? I think Amazon has done a real good thing here that might wake up some other companies. All this stuff was available years ago. Who's working at these big companies. Here is a site with lots of shipping info: http://shipping.langenberg.com/ Peter -- http://www.coremodules.com/ PETER J. SCHOENSTER (901)-652-2002 -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php