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Still Here!
2014.10.08 12:49:28
I'm still in business, just very very busy!  I've become very familiar with Amazon MWS, which allows me to do all sorts of things for Merchant and Fulfilled by Amazon orders, inventory, etc.! I finally got around to building a shipping module for VM2.0 (a Mimeo estimated shipping module), however, it is for a specific client and has some customizations that would not work well for mass distribution.  But, it's a foot in the door for VM2.0 !

Tags: Shipping Module | Free Software | Mimeo

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USPS Name Change
2013.01.22 16:28:21

The USPS Name change has struck again! The USPSv5 module is based on name matching, so this of course breaks the module for any service that has its name changed.  In this latest edition, the "Parcel Post" is changing to "Standard Post".

To fix your installation of USPSv5, do the following:

In uspsv5.php, find the first line and replace with the second:
"USPS_SHIP20_TEXT" => "Parcel Post<sup>®</sup>", // CLASSID 4  // Disable after 2013-01-27

"USPS_SHIP20_TEXT" => "Standard Post<sup>®</sup>",  // CLASSID 4  // Enable after 2013-01-27

In uspsv5.cfg.php, do the same thing:
define ('USPS_SHIP20_TEXT', '
Parcel Post<sup>®</sup>);  // disable after 2013-01-27

define ('USPS_SHIP20_TEXT', 'Standard Post<sup>®</sup>');  // enable after 2013-01-27


Tags: bugfix | Update | Free Software | Shipping Module | VirtueMart | USPSv5

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vm119 Combined Shipping Module
2012.07.31 14:39:37

My combined shipping module includes UPSv2, FedExv2, and USPSv5. It is based on VirtueMart 1.1.9 code.

I've had approximately 15 installations with no reports of issues with this module, so I am publicly releasing it.  Visit my "Free Software" page to download today.

Tags: Shipping Module | FedEx | FedExv2 | UPS | UPSv2 | USPSv5 | USPS | Free Software | VirtueMart | Update | gpl

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Authorize.net CIM - 2009
2012.05.02 12:14:27

I recently came across another payment module I wrote way back in 2009 and never got around to publishing for free download.  Check out the Authorize.net CIM payment module on my "Free Software" page, under VirtueMart payment modules.


This module only touches the surface of the CIM capabilities.  It was written for a specific purpose, a low-traffic but high price web store.  As it is, a new payment profile is created for each transaction, so it's not something you'd want to use on a high-volume site...it also does not utilize the payment credentials storing capabilities of CIM, which would be a great feature for repeate customers.

Tags: Free Software | VirtueMart | Payment Module | Authorize.net | CIM

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VirtueMart 2.0
2012.04.15 00:04:15

I just wanted to clear up any confusion and/or questions about my shipping modules and VirtueMart 2.0.  My UPSv2, USPSv5, and FedExv2 (and all other current modules available for download on my website) do NOT work with VirtueMart 2.0.


I do have plans to create a unified module for VM2 at some point in the (hopefully near) future.  I've only just had time to download, install, and begin learning the ins and outs of VM2.0, so the shipping modules are still a good ways out.


Thank you, and check back here for updates.


Tags: Shipping Module | USPSv5 | USPS | Free Software | VirtueMart | Update | VirtueMart 2.0

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Greek/English flashcard app for Andoid/Java
2012.02.21 18:24:51

My brother in law and I enjoy talking about code and coding together.  Not long ago, he undertook a programming excersize in Java, focused on the Android platform.  He decided to make a Greek flashcard app, and hoped to get some real programming experience under his belt.  He made a really good start at it, but ran into a few roadblocks dealing with classes and instances and repetitive code.  I was happy to help him work out a few issues, and streamline the code. It turned out to be a learning experience for us both, as I had never really touched the Android platform.  The result was a useful app that we plan on expanding at some point in the future.As a matter of fact, he's planning a Hebrew version as well!   You can get the Android and/or plain Java version of the flashcard app on his website:


Tags: Android | isaiahtheo | Free Software

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USPSv5 Service Name Change
2012.01.26 19:24:20
USPS has changed the "First-Class Mail Package" to "First-Class Mail Parcel".  I have updated the vm118 and BASIC versions of the USPSv5 module to reflect this change.  To update your module, download the appropriate zip, unpack uspsv5.php and copy to /administrator/components/com_virtuemart/classes/shipping/.  Save your config a few times to make sure the new name takes effect

Tags: Update | VirtueMart | Free Software | USPS | USPSv5 | Shipping Module

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USPSv5 Bugfix
2012.01.05 13:53:47
Affected Versions:

Bug Description:
Bundled packages with combined weight greater than 70 lbs were not being split into multiple packages

Files affected:

Download the updated version of your module, and replace this file.

Tags: Shipping Module | USPSv5 | USPS | Free Software | VirtueMart | bugfix

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YRC Freight
2011.12.02 14:27:22


I contacted YRC Freight shipping over a year ago about publishing this shipping module for VirtueMart, but never heard back from them.  I sent several emails, and even phoned them.


So, I'm going to go ahead and publish this module, in hopes that YRC will have no objections.  You may find a version for VirtueMart 1.1.5 in my "Free Downloads" software section

Tags: Free Software | VirtueMart | Shipping Module | yrc | gpl

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Baby Steps, or, A Combined Shipping Module
2011.09.01 23:24:18

At a client's request, I have taken the first small step towards a unified UPSv2 + USPSv5 + FedExv2 module. I've merged them altogether and updated the core files to vm119!  However, I've only tested the bundling option.  I have no idea if the other features even work.

I still plan on merging the feature set so that all modules benefit from all of the neat functions that previously only worked for one of them....but it's going to be a while.

I've also been reading up on cutting and packing algorithms, with the end goal of a box-stuffing algorithm in mind.

Tags: Shipping Module | UPSv2 | USPSv5 | FedExv2 | Free Software | VirtueMart

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FedExv2.2011.04.19 Release
2011.06.22 16:41:30
vm118-fedexv2.2011.04.19 is now publicly available on my "Free Software" page.  Thank you donators!


Tags: FedExv2 | FedEx Web Services | VirtueMart | Free Software | Shipping Module

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vm118-FedExv2.2011.04.19 Available
2011.05.13 15:06:13

This version is simply ported to VM118 code.  It is available on a per-donation basis, to be publicly released when the development time has been covered.'

Send paypal donations using my handy "donate" button, and I'll email the module ASAP.  Please indicate which module the donation is for.

Tags: FedExv2 | FedEx Web Services | VirtueMart | Free Software | Shipping Module

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UPSv2.2011.04.19 Public Release
2011.05.11 14:05:20
This latest version of the UPSv2 module is based on VirtueMart 1.1.8 code.  It has all of the features of the previous versions, ported to this newer code base.  No no features this time around.

Tags: UPS | Shipping Module | Free Software | Joomla | VirtueMart | UPSv2

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UPSv2.2011.04.09 Available
2011.04.19 16:35:49

vm118-upsv2.2011.04.09 is now available on a per-donation basis. This module features everything from vm117-upsv2.2011.02.11 does, but has been ported to VirtueMart 1.1.8 code.

This module will be publicly released pending enough donations to cover the time spent porting and testing it.  Send donations via paypal, any amount will suffice.  Please indicate which module the donation is for.

Tags: UPSv2 | VirtueMart | Joomla | Free Software | Shipping Module | UPS v2

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UPSv2.2011.02.11 Public Release
2011.04.19 16:30:46

vm117-upsv2.2011.02.11 has been publicly released.  It is available from my "Free Software" page.


Thank you donators!

Tags: UPSv2 | VirtueMart | Joomla | Free Software | Shipping Module | UPS v2

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FedExv2 Bugfix
2011.03.07 20:20:17
Versions affected:

- Signature option was malformed, resulting in signature fees not being added to final shipping cost
- please re-download the appropriate archive and replace the following file:

Tags: FedExv2 | FedEx Web Services | VirtueMart | Free Software | Shipping Module | bugfix

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ECSuite Payment Module
2011.02.24 17:05:00

I recently found my ECSuite payment module in my archives, long forgotten and unreleased.  I've cleaned it up a bit and have offered it for free download on my "Free Software" page.

It has one file based on VM1.1.4 code, ps_order.php, so you may want to copy and paste the ECSuite updates from there into the newer ps_order.php version.  Please note that this module does NOT adhere to the newer order status rules!  If you're using VM1.1.6 or higher, your orders will probably remain in "Pending" status even after a payment is made.  I'll consider updating the module to conform to this new method at some point.

Tags: ECSuite | Free Software | VirtueMart Payment Module | VirtueMart

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SwatchMod public release
2011.02.12 14:23:17

I've decided to freely release my SwatchMod modification for VirtueMart.  The last version I had was ported to vm114, but can easily be ported to newer VirtueMart versions.  Download from my "Free Software" section, under "VirtueMart Hacks".


View the demo here.

Tags: VirtueMart | Free Software | swatchmod

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UPSv2.2011.2.11 Available
2011.02.11 22:33:20

This latest version of my UPSv2 module is for VirtueMart 1.1.7, and is being released on a donation-to-public basis.  It has all the features of the UPSv2.2011.01.13 module, but has been ported to VirtueMart 1.1.7 for better compatibility.

If you would like a copy, please send a donation via the "Donation" button on the left menu, or paypal directly to me.  Please indicate which module the donation is for, and I'll email you your copy.  Once my time has been compensated for, I will publicly release the module for all.

Tags: UPS v2 | Shipping Module | Free Software | Joomla | VirtueMart | UPSv2

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FedExv2.2011.01.06 Released!
2011.01.24 20:26:32

FedExv2.2011.01.06 for VirtueMart 1.1.5 has been publicly released! This latest version of the module incorporates the newest version of the "Web Services" API, version 9.  This brings many more options to the table for any potential feature underwriters.

Download from my Free Software page today!


Estimated Duties and Taxes
Also, I have implemented the "Estimated Duties and Taxes" feature of the API in a private release of this version of the module, which can automatically include duties and taxes for international shipments.  This feature is only allowed on a per-client basis by FedEx, and I have been explicitly told to NOT distribute this version of the module without prior consent.  So, if you'd like to have this feature you'll need to contact your service representative and request access.  One more note, I have only implemented this for US to Canada shipments.  Any multiple country shipments or shipments other than US-Canada will require more coding.

Tags: FedExv2 | FedEx Web Services | VirtueMart | Free Software | Shipping Module

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