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Virtuemart Shipping, e-Commerce, VirtueMart extensions

The Australian Post Virtuemart 3.0 Shipping Plugin

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This is the VirtueMart 3.0 AusPost "Australia Post" Shipping Plugin that fully integrates and shows real time shipping quotes based on vendor and customer postcodes in the checkout process.
Installs as a native VirtueMart 3.0 & 3.x Shipping Plugin.

You need to apply to Australian Post for an api key to use the calculator. Simply enter it in the plugin configuration.
Multiple methods (int, Domestic, Express etc) easily configured)
Curl needs to be enabled.

26.08.2014
Full rewrite for Virtuemart 3.0 & Joomla 3.0 - current owners please contact me for an upgrade - a small fee is charged - only necessary if you are moving to Joomla 3.x

24.04.2014
A heavy recode has eliminated two thirds of the cURL calls to the AusPost server resulting in a significant speed up of the postage returns.
It also as standard prechecks the validity of the requests (postcode, size etc) saving more time and more reliable error checking...
14.06.2016 Update v3.3.6 for new International codes
This is all selectable in the plugin configuration.
24.07.2016 Update v3.3.7 for new api urls etc
22.09.2016 Update v3.3.9 weight/vol display - small change in volume calc
01.01.2017 Update server added

Dedicated Test Site Here: http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/vm2t2/

Full information in PDF form go here: http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/eximg/auspost/GJCWebDesignAusPostVirtuemart_3.pdf

Remember - updates for current major VM or Joomla releases free for 12 months!!!

Just use our Support Page and request your update - please mention your order id and email you used while ordering.
We will email you the new zip bundle - just re-install as normal - all your methods and settings will be saved.

Functionality
Does exactly what it says it does. Hooks into Australia Post and returns postage costs for items in your cart.
Ease of use
Very easy to use
Support
Very good. The developer responded promptly to a question I asked and helped me solve the problem (template based, not his extension!)
Documentation
Excellent and easy to understand.
Value for money
Good value as it's hassle free!
I used this to: Calculating shipping costs on my web store.
Functionality
Does exactly what it says
Ease of use
Very easy to use if documentation is used
Support
Always fantastic
Documentation
Quite sufficient
Value for money
Invaluable for anyone using Australia Post as their main carrier. Extremely accurate, saves time and money using other methods
I used this to: Calculating freight cost

Value for money



Posted on 12 September 2015
Functionality
Good
Ease of use
Average
Value for money
Product is expensive compared to alternatives
Owner's reply: I feel I have to reply to this review.....

The review was posted exactly 11 minutes after purchase. So the purchase, download, installation and configuration obviously went very well!
It doesn't actually complain or criticise anything except a perceived lack of value for money.. That is totally in the reviewers right except that the price is there to see before purchase and the plugin does exactly what it is advertised to do...
What were you expecting?

As for the other rankings you say Functionality -> Good .. and give a rating of 25 out of 100 ??????

Ease of use-> average.. its a Virtuemart shipping plugin.. they all work the same.. you install it, add your configuration and off they go returning you shipping quotes..
Where is the 50/100 rating in this?

For other users please read the other 23 100% totally satisfied reviews.. considering that maybe 5-10% of users ever review an extension and a large percentage of these only because they are extremely dis-satisfied with a product then I think the other 23 reviews are the valid ones.

Great Customer Service



Posted on 26 August 2015
Functionality
Domestic letter and parcel rates.
Ease of use
Easy to configure.
Support
The support from GJC Webdesign has been great, John even contacted me after his holidays to see how I was going & he is quick to respond :-
Documentation
Value for money
Have nothing else to compare to but the support given is well worth it.
I used this to: Calculating freight for our web store.
Functionality
Installs cleanly and easily with both J2.5 and J3, VM2 and VM3. Works straight out of the box and is very easy to configure.
Ease of use
Very easy to install and configure.
Support
Great support - I had some questions on upgrading from J2.5/VM2 to J3/VM3 and the developer was very helpful
Documentation
Complete documentation provided.
Value for money
Great value for money.
I used this to: calculating Australia Postage on my shop.
Functionality
Domestic and international letter and parcel rates.
Ease of use
Easy to configure - works great.
Support
Excellent service - it was 1.30 am where the developer was located and he responded to my questions. Thanks John (...get more sleep :P)
Documentation
Value for money
The small upgrade fee for the new VM3 version is well worth the cost considering the development time required for the upgrade.
I used this to: Calculating Australia Post shipping rates for Virtuemart stores - a must have for any Australian Virtuemart Store.

Does exactly what I need



Posted on 18 August 2014
Always been a solid plugin.

Function has become much more extensive in recent versions. Plenty of extra goodies on top of the standard use.

Support is also on point & efficient.
So very easy to install! Config options available are awesome. Had a problem contacted John, I got a speedy reply and John nicely pointed out the issue was with another third party plugin. Result was no issue with his plugin. His support service is brilliant.
If you have an Australian-based VM shop and you use Aus Post, this module is essential.



I've used it for one client through two versions of Joomla!/VirtueMart now, and it is fantastic. The first iteration was fairly simple, but John both open to some suggestions for improvement and also to make some paid changes to it.



It's now working in the second iteration (for J2.5) and the advancements that John has made to the module are fantastic. It can now be configured to allow for signature on delivery, insurance etc, which makes it far more usable for a vendor.



John's service is fantastic and the moderate fee he charges for this module is well worth it for all the pain that it saves!

Great service



Posted on 23 January 2014
Top product and easy to install.

Being a newb who likes to fiddle with settings I managed to get it all set up and then stuff something up playing with the settings.



Support was awesome. My request was replied to within half an hour and subsequent emails answered straight way with easy to understand instructions.
Very simple and easy to use plugin and most importantly even after 4 months of purchasing the product I send support request to the developer and got the response within minutes like I just purchased the product right now.
This is a fantastic extension and so simple to configure, documentation is well written and easy to follow and the customer service is excellent. I requested the addition of ‘international registered post’ and it was done within hours. Thanks to John, the developer for his work on this plug in.
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VM Aus Post Shipping for VirtueMart

Version:
3.4.1
Developer:
GJC Web Design
Last updated:
Jan 28 2017
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Includes:
p e
Compatibility:
3
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