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== Welcome to Shipping Shipping is a module that connects APIs for various shippers like UPS and FedEx. Shipping currently supports pricing, shipping, labeling and voiding for UPS and FedEx through their XML APIs. Tracking is also supported through UPS XML API. == Download * gem ‘shipping’, :git => ‘git://github.com/ideaoforder/shipping’ (bundler) * https://github.com/ideaoforder/shipping === Usage There is going to be some data that will persist for all connections. For example, you will not want to repeat the fedex account number every time in your implementation code. To set default values, setup a file called .shipping.yml in the home directory of the user who will be using this library. An example file would be: fedex_url: https://gatewaybeta.fedex.com/GatewayDC fedex_account: 1234556 fedex_meter: 387878 ups_url: https://wwwcie.ups.com/ups.app/xml ups_license_number: 7B4F74E3075AEEFF ups_user: username ups_password: password ups_shipper_number: 855AA0 You can set as many default values as you would like in this file. require ‘shipping’ ups = Shipping::UPS.new :zip => 97202, :state => “OR”, :sender_zip => 10001, :weight => 2 ups.price => 5.8 ups.valid_address? => false ups.city = “Portland” ups.valid_address? => true Alternately, you can instantiate the base class and then see both UPS and FedEx information. ship = Shipping::Base.new :zip => 97202, :state => “OR”, :sender_zip => 10001, :weight => 2 ship.ups.price => 5.8 ship.fedex.price => 5.8 ship.city = “Portland” ship.ups.valid_address? => true == DEBUGGING You can debug requests via the logger or the console. Just pass in :debug => ‘logger’ OR :debug => ‘console’ == CONFIG Shipping will look for a global Hash called SHIPPING_CONFIG. This is an easy way to set your UPS/USPS/FedEx account credentials, the debugger, and other defaults options. If you’re using rails, the easiest way to set this up is via a config file (config/shipping.yml) and an initializer–something like: SHIPPING_CONFIG = YAML.load_file(File.join(Rails.root, ‘config’, ‘shipping.yml’))[Rails.env].symbolize_keys == Authors * Lucas Carlson (mailto:email@example.com) * Jimmy Baker (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) * Noah Zoschke (mailto:email@example.com) == Additional Contributors * Mark Dickson * David J. Brenes This library is released under the terms of the GNU LGPL.