May 2015 USPS Rate Increase
Posted by Doug Sherman on 31 May 15 08:28 PM

[May 31 2015]

USPS rates go up today for most USPS services and fees. Fortunately, for the most popular service our sellers use, Domestic Priority Mail, there is no increase this year (and prices were actually reduced last Sept). That goes for the domestic flat rate boxes as well. Domestic Priority Express also avioids the hike

Increases do include:

  • First Class Package Service will see an increase of 5% for domestic delivery, and 7% for international

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Plug-In Module for WP eCommerce Released
Posted by Doug Sherman on 02 Apr 15 10:26 PM

In our continuing development of shipping calculator modules for popular carts, AuctionInc has released a plug-in module for the WP eCommerce cart, itself a very popular extension for the wordpress platform. Like our other modules, its "plug-and-play" technology makes it an excellent choice to instantly integrate accurate shipping rates from our four supported carriers to all domestic and international destinations. Based on our API platform, our module offers all the advanced

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Magento Extension Module Released
Posted by Doug Sherman on 08 Jan 15 06:18 PM

AuctionInc is pleased to announce the release of our exension module for the Magento ecommerce platform. Our module integrates our Shipping Rates API into the Magento cart and allows Magento sellers to take advantage of our accurate cross-carrier calculated shipping rates. 

One of the most critical capabilities our module adds is the ability to collect item dimensions; with both UPS and Fedex moving this year to "dimensionally rating" all their services, this is the only way

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Carrier Updates 2015: Item Dimensions Critical
Posted by Doug Sherman on 05 Jan 15 02:00 AM

AuctionInc has completed all the annual updates for 2015 to all our carrier rating engines and carrier APIs, including new rates, fees, and many other details that drive our accurate rates.

As usual, FedEx, UPS, and DHL are all raising all their rates and many of their (required) accessorial fees.  All three carriers claim their rate increase averages 4.9% (quite a coincidence!)

However, the more critical news this year is about how the rate is going to get calculated,

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USPS Priority Rates Update: Good News!
Posted by Doug Sherman on 05 Sep 14 03:41 PM

[dateline 09-05-2014]

AuctionInc is pleased to pass on some good news! USPS is implementing a rate update this weekend, mostly affecting Priority Mail, and AuctionInc will be ready with new rates for both the calculated services and the flat rate boxes. 

And, for a change, the rate update will include a price decrease for some weights and zones, mostly for heavier items, as the USPS seeks to exploit its pricing advantages for package services.

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AuctionInc is pleased to announce the release of our API Shipping Plug-In Module for the WooCommerce Cart.  WooCommerce has quickly become the first choice of sellers using the wordpress platform.

Our Plug-In offers WooCommerce sellers all of the functionality of our "SS" Single Seller Shipping Rates API, without any of the time and expense of coding the integration.  Thru our single module sellers

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