vdm wrote:Didn't realize that this extension doesn't factor dimensions or max weight.
That leaves me with a huge problem that makes this completely unusable (unless I'm missing something, which hopefully I am).
We ship using USPS priority mail.
We have a product that weighs 8lbs and has dimensions of 18"x14"x8".
If a customer orders 2 of these products, they would require to be shipped in 2 separate boxes.
Currently, USPS returns virtually identical Priority rate for 2 of these items as they do for 1.
This means that USPS is assuming that both items can fit in 1 box (which, obviously, they can't).
Please tell me that there is a solution for this issue, otherwise, it's not usable.
There is a solution for this issue, but it is not included in this extension. This extension merely keeps opencart's implementation up to date with USPS API upgrades. It doesn't add any new functionality of the sort that you require.
The USPS API won't return a quote for an item if the shipping weight is greater than the allowed weight for a particular method, but it doesn't deal with package size very well.
You might try enforcing a maximum order on each item, or there are other shipping extensions that deal with the box packing problem (which is very complex, as you might imagine.) Some fully featured extensions will allow you to select shipping options per item, allowing much greater granularity if you're shipping a wide variety of items.