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USPS Advanced

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Price: $120.00

Compatibility: What's this?

Version: 4.14-4.24What's this?

Merchant Version
4.14 -4.24 (compiled)
Install Options
No Installation
Please install for me (+$75)

Note: This product has been designated END OF LIFE for all versions prior to Miva Merchant 5. Unless the Miva Merchant Version selection above shows Merchant 5, you are probably purchasing the wrong product. While we still permit the purchase of licenses for legacy stores, no support can be provided for this product.


New API Support: USPS Advanced supports the API changes that come into effect on May 14, including dimensional weights, First-class mail types and the new international shipping methods.

Continuing our tradition of developing the most highly configurable shipping modules for Miva Merchant, we are proud to announce the release of USPS Advanced. This module contains the same kind of options available in our FedEx Advanced and UPS Custom Integration. It offers USPS rate calculations for both domestic and international addresses.

  • Origination zip codes are configurable for individual products, categories and groups, making this module perfect for drop-shippers
  • Insurance can be offered for each shipping method, either as optional or required
  • The packaging weight and number of products per package can be specified
  • Handling charges, as a dollar amount or percentage, can be added per order, per item or per package and are also configurable at the product and category level.
  • Each or any method can be flagged for free shipping or can be controlled to do so if certain order thresholds are met
Besides the above global options, at the product, category and group level, you can also use the following features:
  • Ship in separate package
  • Configure the number of items to fit in a box, splitting according to weight or cost, if desired
  • Offer free or discounted shipping
  • Charge additional handling
  • Add a packaging weight
  • Force certain items to ship together
...and more.

USPS Shipping Methods:
Bound Printed Matter
Express Mail
Express Mail International (EMS)
Express Mail International (EMS) Flat Rate Envelope
First Class Mail
First Class Mail International Large Envelope
First Class Mail International Package
First-Class Mail Parcel
Global Express Guaranteed
Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Non-Rectangular
Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Rectangular
Library Mail
Media Mail
Parcel Post
Priority Mail
Priority Mail Flat-Rate Box
Priority Mail Flat-Rate Envelope
Priority Mail International
Priority Mail International Flat Rate Box
Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelope
Priority Mail International Large Flat Rate Box
Priority Mail Large Flat-Rate Box

See the documentation for screenshots: USPS Advanced documentation.

Note: One of the requirements for accessing the United States Postal Service web tools is obtaining a user ID from them. This is done very simply by completing this form. ( )

Unfortunately the user ID you will be sent is not ready for use yet so you will need to contact USPS again and have your user ID upgraded for use with their production server. As noted in the email you receive from them, you can do this by email or by phone. Without having your user ID upgraded, it will not work with your module.

If you have a user ID from using the inbuilt Miva module, you can use that. You do not need to obtain a new user ID.

Related Item(s)
Name Price
UPS Online Tools® Custom Integration $169.95
FedEx® Advanced $120.00
USPS Advanced 5 $120.00

Customer Reviews (1 total) Add Your Review

Thank you VC for saving Miva's A$$ 06/04/2007 - by Mark Romero from Kentfield, CA US
The corporate knuckleheads at Miva should get down on their knees and pay thanks to the good people at Viking Coders. The standard Miva US Postal Rates module does not work with the new (as of May 14th 2007) USPS rates for INTERNATIONAL customers.

In short, there wasn't a way for non-US customers to order products, and Miva had neither a fix for this, nor had they even mentioned if they might fix it in the future. As of June 3, 2007, Miva has yet to give a clue to anyone whether they will ever fix this.

Not to worry, though. The Digital Mercenaries at Viking Coders were all over it and have a module that offers more flexibility than the standard Miva module, and actually WORKS like it is supposed to for international shipments.

Really, the only way that VC could improve upon this module is if they found it in there hearts to offer better explanations of how the features can be used inside the Miva admin control panel, instead of having to open up the pdf documentation every time you want to see what each field does. Just a short sentence or paragraph next to some of their fields requiring user input would be great.

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