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Virtuemart 2 Joomla 2.5 NZ Post New Zealand Shipping Plugin released - Joomla & VirtueMart Tips & How To's

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  • VirtueMart 2.0
  • NZ Post Shipping Module

We are happy to announce a VirtueMart 2.0 NZ Post "New Zealand Post" Shipping Plugin that fully integrates and shows
real time quotations based on vendor and customer postcodes in the checkout process.
Installs as a native VirtueMart 2.0 Joomla 2.5 Shipping Plugin.

This has now been completely re-written for the new NZ Post v2 api - lots of info here: GJC NZPost Virtuemart 2 v2 api.pdf


nzpost-vm-pic
This is a VirtueMart 2.0 Shipping Module/Plugin for the New Zealand Post Office Parcel Service - Domestic and International

You need to apply to New Zealand Post for an api key to use the calculator. Simply enter it in the plugin configuration. You can get it here API Key


VM NZ Post Parcel Virtuemart 2.0 New Zealand shipping Plugin

It is necessary to make two new shipping methods (if you are using International shipping) - one for domestic with only New zealand as the chosen country and a second with the chosen International countries selected.
Your units for the product need to be in centimeters and kilos!

auspost shipping_virtuemart-2-dimensions

Install the Joomla 2.5 Plugin by using the standard Joomla installer for the file vm2.0.nzpost.shipping.zip.


The next step is to enable the VM NZ Post shipping plugin in the Joomla 2.5 Extensions->Plug-in manager.

nz post virtuemart shipping enable

Then go to Virtuemart-->Shop->Shipment Methods and click 'New'.
Use the settings below (this is for Domestic). After saving intially you can then configure the parameters.
You can chose any of the various NZ Post shipping methods or choose to show only the cheapest.

nzpost shipping virtuemart-2-setup

nzpost shipping virtuemart-2-domestic


The module calculates in real time the shipping price from New Zealand Post considering the following parameters -

  • Store Owner Postcode
  • Customer Postcode
  • Rural surcharge
  • Quantity
  • Weight (kilo)
  • Length (centimeter)
  • Width (centimeter)
  • Height (centimeter)



    There is error checking via the NZ Post server and messages are reported back.
    With a minor hack (there appears to be no native validation of shipping in the Virtuemart 2.0 core) the NZ Post New Zealand shipping method is un-selectable.
    (Please contact me if you want this done)

    nzpost messages3

nzpost result

See a working example at VM test site 2
User : testshoppernz
Pass : testshoppernz


For International user use:
User : testshopperb
Pass : testshopperb

or

User : testshopperus
Pass : testshopperus

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 14:18
 
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