Post by OC2PS » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:09 am

We use GLS for shipping, as I'm sure quite a few OC-users do, judging by GLS's European coverage. Would appreciate an extension that allows:
  • Calculation of shipping,
  • Printing of labels,
  • Emailing tracking numbers (links?) to customers in shipped notes
GLS site(s)
http://www.gls-group.eu/276-I-PORTAL-WE ... 9/EN/1.htm
http://www.gls-group.eu/276-I-PORTAL-WE ... 1/FR/1.htm
http://www.gls-group.eu/276-I-PORTAL-WE ... 1/PL/1.htm
http://www.gls-group.eu/276-I-PORTAL-WE ... 1/ES/1.htm
http://www.gls-group.eu/276-I-PORTAL-WE ... 2/PT/1.htm
http://www.gls-group.eu/276-I-PORTAL-WE ... 3/DE/1.htm
http://www.gls-group.eu/276-I-PORTAL-WE ... 1/NL/1.htm
http://www.gls-czech.com/
http://www.gls-italy.com/index_noreg.asp
http://www.gls-hungary.com/
http://www.gls-romania.eu/
http://www.gls-slovenia.si/
http://www.gls-slovakia.sk/

GLS are also logistics partners of Parcelforce UK, Swisspost, Norwegian Post etc...

But before such an integration and GLS shipping module, I have a suggestion for light integration built into the core, not only for GLS, but generically for shipping companies.

Essentially, it would be great if a tracking link can be included in the "Shipped" email.
  1. Shop owner will configure a URL with 3 parts for each installed language: prefix, tracking number, and suffix
    e.g. In case of GLS, I could say
    English
    Prefix: http://online.gls-hungary.com/tt_page.php?tt_value=
    Suffix: &lng=en&glsco=1
    German
    Prefix: http://online.gls-hungary.com/tt_page.php?tt_value=
    Suffix: &lng=de&glsco=1
  2. In the order, when the shop owner selects Order Status as "Shipped" then a textbox is presented, wherein the shop owner can enter tracking number, e.g. 1234567890
  3. In the order status updated email (order shipped) a link is included based on order language, e.g.

    Code: Select all

    Tracking: <a href="http://online.gls-hungary.com/tt_page.php?tt_value=1234567890&lng=de&glsco=1">1234567890</a>
    if the order was placed in German

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Post by straightlight » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:37 pm

While this concept may be interesting, the first step would be knowing how to obtain the parcel number. Any API documentation you can provide from first post ?

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Post by OC2PS » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:41 pm

In the light integration, I am proposing that the store owner manually enters the parcel number in a textbox at the time of marking the order as shipped.

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