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Multi-Carrier Plugin for OpenCart
Posted by Doug Sherman on 24 Mar 16 04:01 PM

AuctionInc has released a plugin for the OpenCart platform which integrates our multi-carrier technology and rates.

Like all our plugins, it provides for quoting rates for all domestic and international package services from multiple carriers (DHL, FedEx, USPS, UPS) into your OpenCart store. Many advanced features including drop-shipping from multiple origins, USPS flat rate box calculations, insurance, flexible handling charges, packaging material weight, and many more. Our technology is especially unique in its capability to accurately generate rates for items/quantities that must be packed into multiple boxes. 

You can download the plugin from the OpenCart Extension Directory.

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Carrier Plugins for WooCommerce
Posted by Doug Sherman on 24 Mar 16 03:55 PM

AuctionInc has released a new set of plugins for WooCommerce for specific carriers:


- FedEx



These are each available at the economical price of $9.95/mo.  (If you use two or more of these carriers, you will want to subscribe to our Multi-Carrier version.)

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USPS Advanced Flat Rate Box Module
Posted by Doug Sherman on 14 Dec 15 06:04 PM

AuctionInc is pleased to announce the release of an enhancement that adds new advanced functionality for USPS flat rate boxes. These advanced features are included with our ShopCart and Single Seller API subscriptions, available as an Add-on for our Third-Party Cart Multi-Carrier plugin subscriptions, and also as a stand-alone plugin for WooCommerce or Magento.

As you know, the USPS flat rate boxes are (well, mostly) the best deal in package shipping. A 10-lb box going from Boston to Los Angeles, for example, costs $37 (retail) in your own box, but only $12.65 in a medium flat rate box. Not bad!

On the other hand, a 1-lb box costs only $7.15 in your own box -- so you cant use the flat rate boxes indiscriminately.

AuctionInc has long offered great support for these boxes, but now, with our Advanced release, our capabilities are substantially improved:

  • Select the specific flat rate boxes you use;
  • Set the percentage utilization of the boxes, to allow space for any packing materials;
  • Determine if you want to compare the cost of the flat rate box into which your cart items fit to the regular calculated rate, and even set the percentage differential to control if the regular rate is used;
  • If you qualify for Commercial Plus rates, quote the Cubic flat rate box price (which allows you to use your own boxes at flat rate pricing) to your customers.

For ShopCart and Single Seller API subscriptions, you will find these additional options on the USPS tab of your AuctionInc Carrier Settings page. To add on to your Multi-Carrier extension for a small fee, go to your AuctionInc Product Subscription page.

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AuctionInc has a New Home
Posted by Doug Sherman on 15 Oct 15 02:05 PM

AuctionInc is pleased to announce that we have completed our move into our new Data Center (Quadrant 4) in a virtual cloud hosting environment.  As part of our move, we have upgraded every software component we use, including php, apache, and our mysql database.   Our stability and responsiveness are all greatly enhanced, and as we grow we can immediately scale up for greater usage.  Beyond the faster page loads on our site and quicker generation of shipping rates, we are backed by a strong 24/7 team for managing our infrastructure and uptime.

We are looking forward to continuing to enhance our capabilities in our new home.






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Responsive Cart Released
Posted by Doug Sherman on 10 Jun 15 07:10 PM

AuctionInc has released an update that supports a responsive cart page for our AuctionInc ShopCart. The cart now uses a mobile-friendly layout for any phone or tablet!

With both PayPal and Amazon Payments also offering a responsive checkout process, ShopCart shoppers will now have an integrated responsive experience from the moment they click on one of your Add to Cart buttons.

The responsive cart is enabled by default. If for any reason you wish to to disable it, log into your AuctionInc account, go to your Cart Configuration page, and set the Enable Responsive Layout setting to Off. 

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