Virtuemart 2 Joomla 2.5 e-go Australia Shipping Plugin released - Joomla & VirtueMart Tips & How To's

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  • e-go Shipping Plugin

We are happy to announce the VirtueMart 2.0 e-go "Australia's #1 Cheap Courier & Freight Service" 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.

++++++ UPDATE 21.05.2014 ++++++++++++
In their "wisdom" e-go have released a new api (v2) which totally breaks the one they have had for at least 5 years - no backward compatibility at all!!!!

The new api requires suburbs - written/spelt EXACTLY as they require as well as postcodes - a perfect formula for disaster...
I have written a new plugin for this but of course it relies on the client knowing and spelling his/her suburb correctly. You need to add a new compulsory shopper field in your registration/billing and shipping VM forms.

Contact me with your purchase details and I will send you this updated copy. There is a small charge of €15. You can pay the update fee here: Virtuemart 2.0 e-go update fee

This isn't of course ideal and I have developed a template over ride for the address forms of VM and a system plugin to make use of a suburb api that e-go have made available. Download the VM2.0 e-go Suburb plugin here. There will have to be a charge for this as it was large coding effort - any complaints please direct them to e-go for having the arrogance to completely change their api with no backward compatibility and hugely additional complications.

This is a VirtueMart 2.0 Shipping Plugin for the Australian shipping company Virtuemart 2.0 Australia shipping Plugin

You can download it here - Download Price is €40.00

Please note: For this module to function allow_url and allow_url_fopen must be enabled on your server.
In the majority of cases this is standard but please check before buying. We can also code another solution if your server is not so configured.

Also your units for the product need to be in centimeters and kilos!

And - you may not believe this - it's only useful if your shop is in Australia!

e-go shipping_virtuemart-2-dimensions

Install the Joomla 2.5 Plugin by using the standard Joomla installer for the file

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

e-go VM2 plugin shipping

Then go to Virtuemart-->Shop->Shipment Methods and click 'New'.
Use the settings below. After saving intially you can then configure the parameters.

e-go shipping_virtuemart-2-setup e-go shipping_virtuemart-2-setup-2

The module calculates in real time the shipping price from e-go considering the following parameters -
  • Store Owner Postcode
  • Customer Postcode
  • Quantity
  • Weight (kilo)
  • Length (centimeter)
  • Height (centimeter)
  • Depth (centimeter)

e-go shipping_virtuemart-2-1st pagee-go shipping virtuemart 2.0 2nd pageThere is error checking via the e-go 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 e-go Australia shipping method is un-selectable.
(Please contact me if you want this done)

e-go shipping_virtuemart-2-invalid

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

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 12:16
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