Does anybody know how to integrate live NZ Post Shipping rates into an e-Commerce site - the closest thing I found was a google widget... which seems rather moot :P
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Comment by James Sleeman, on 10-Mar-2009 20:33
To my knowledge, there is no API, public or otherwise which can calculate the rates.
You could maybe post the required fields to the website ratefinder and rip the results from the results page, but I'm thinking that the CMS/Framework they use may make it tricky, and of course the usual practical and legal screen scraping problems.
In practice, it is better for NZ based online stores to come up with simpler postage pricing and manage it themselves.
Comment by sleemanj, on 12-Mar-2009 20:42
I subscribe to the Geekzone Blog RSS feed which is how I saw your post.
That google gadget thing is interesting, looking at the source:
it is using an XML feed of rates, hit this reverse engineered URL for kicks and giggles.
t = thickness
h = height
l = length
I think those three are mm
w = weight
I THINK that is kg
src and dest are obvious and can be obtained from
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