PAID, Inc. Launches Shipping Calculator Integration with X-Cart 4
December 16, 2014
Westborough, MA – PAID, Inc. (OTCQB: PAYD) today announced the integration of its ecommerce shipping calculator technology with X-Cart 4 through a partnership with BCS Engineering. PAID’s patented technologies, powered by AuctionInc, offer the most comprehensive and sophisticated shipping calculators and estimators available for online use. PAID’s shipping rate engine helps sellers maximize their sales by providing the most accurate real-time rates from UPS, USPS, FedEx and DHL.
“Our experience with X-Cart combined with PAID’s API gave us the ability to develop a great integration. Together we provide a simple way for customers to take the shipping configurations from AuctionInc and enable those shipping methods into X-cart,” stated Carrie Saunders, Partner of BCS Engineering.
Along with providing real-time carrier rates, sellers can also take advantage of other features:
- Intelligent Packaging for Multiple Items
- Comprehensive Rate Inspector
- Setting configurations that account for packaging weight
- Determine dimensional weight, compared to package weight automatically
- Calculate for USPS and FedEx Flat Rate Boxes & Envelopes
- Compare flat rate box to the regular carrier-calculated rate
- Charge handling by a percentage per order, fixed fee per item or per package
- Accurately calculate insurance based on value
- “On-demand” settings per item to support carrier specific service needs
- Discount shipping or free shipping based on order price or specified shipping service
- Drop shipping from multiple origins
- Wide variety of custom configurable options
- Unique requests such as Special Handling, Signature Required or Hazardous item
- Configure “Local Pickup” and/or “Local Delivery” as shipping options
This enhanced shipping calculator integration provides X-Cart sellers with carrier-calculated rate functionality compared to table rate and flat-fee shipping calculations commonly offered with your standard carts. The advanced rating and packaging algorithms help sellers take advantage of capabilities such as dimensional rates, flat-rate box qualifications and on-demand services. All of these custom configurations are great ways to help buyers pay less on shipping.
“Buyers are always looking for economical, accurate shipping rates when making a purchase. PAID’s shipping calculators help sellers make sure they are offering a shipping solution that is providing the best rates and giving their customers the flexibility to select from a variety of carriers and service types,” stated Austin Lewis, PAID’s CEO. “We find that many sellers don’t know that they could be offering a less expensive shipping solution to their customers. Additionally, sellers are noticing an average increase of 10% in sales in their first 30 days using our service.”
To learn more about the X-Cart module created by BCS Engineering, go to http://www.bcsengineering.com/store/auctioninc-shipping-integration-for-x-cart.html. To register for your shipping calculator account at AuctionInc, go to http://www.auctioninc.com/shop/registration.
PAID Inc. offers AuctionInc online shipping calculation and shopping cart software employing its patented technology to streamline eCommerce. Known for quality and customer service, PAID offers turnkey online, tools and services that enable their customers to customize a solution that is right for them. More details are available at www.paid-corp.com and www.auctioninc.com.
About BCS Engineering:
BCS Engineering was founded in Athens, Ohio in 2002 with the primary focus of X-Cart design, implementation and customization. BCS Engineering has been providing custom web services and applications since 2002. The staff at BCSE has over 30 years combined experience in web development and web customizations. www.bcsengineering.com.
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