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post Jan 13 2010, 12:25 PM
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Hi all

Is there anyway to integrate a UK postcode finder into cubecart.

Currently using V4.3.7

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post Jan 15 2010, 03:53 PM
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post Jan 15 2010, 10:12 PM
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Yes... there are 3rd party services that will provide a look up on the Royal Mail PAF database.
As this database is owned by the Royal Mail, these services are not free, and you'll pay between 6.6p and 1.7p per lookup.

I did find a fairly simple lat/lon vs postcode (1st 3 or 4 digits) database, but this is not what you are looking for (I guess you want to populate the store address fields from a simple postcode lookup)

Anyway - it can be done, but apart from the development cost, there will be ongoing costs per query. If you are already getting the traffic, then its probably worth doing.

Hope this helps,
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post Jan 18 2010, 08:28 AM
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QUOTE (vokf @ Jan 15 2010, 10:12 PM) *
Yes... there are 3rd party services that will provide a look up on the Royal Mail PAF database.
As this database is owned by the Royal Mail, these services are not free, and you'll pay between 6.6p and 1.7p per lookup.

I did find a fairly simple lat/lon vs postcode (1st 3 or 4 digits) database, but this is not what you are looking for (I guess you want to populate the store address fields from a simple postcode lookup)

Anyway - it can be done, but apart from the development cost, there will be ongoing costs per query. If you are already getting the traffic, then its probably worth doing.

Hope this helps,
Jason


Thanks for that info. The store is not even live yet so i'm better waiting to see how i get on first before thinking about adding it.

Thanks again
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post Jan 18 2010, 03:54 PM
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Hi, this is something I would be interested in, definatley. Some customer's goods end up at the wrong address after mistyping their address/post code.

Are there any systems in place that would actually be compatible with CubeCart?
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post Jan 18 2010, 04:22 PM
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QUOTE (imjesus @ Jan 18 2010, 03:54 PM) *
Hi, this is something I would be interested in, definatley. Some customer's goods end up at the wrong address after mistyping their address/post code.

Are there any systems in place that would actually be compatible with CubeCart?


No system that I've found. I looked at the service providers, who will provide an API for their database.
As explained on my earlier post, this will require development costs and also ongoing costs per look-up.

Integration into CubeCart 3/4/5(!) should be possible, as the site I looked at had a few good PHP 4 and PHP 5 demos which looked fairly easy to follow.

I suggest if there is a strong need for this kind of Mod AND you guys are looking to pay for development, then ask in the relevant section on the forum.

I would assume the mod would need to accommodate billing and delivery addresses, and have an admin area for setting the account details for the service provider.

Jason
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post Feb 14 2010, 11:50 PM
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Not sure if this is helpful but I found myself in a similar situation.

Theres a couple which integrate into CubeCart, Postcode Anywhere, Lexel and a few others

Personally I went with Lexel as they provide free integration into your website and there alot cheaper then Postcode Anywhere, so it saved me the hassle...

Lexel
http://www.lexel.co.uk/services/postcode-address-finder/

Postcode Anywhere
http://www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk

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post Feb 16 2010, 03:29 PM
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We have integrated both CubeCart v3 & v4 with PostcodeAnywhere, using the standard 'web popup' service, which prints an inline Address finder based off the postcode entered. We also did come custom programming to better handle the address entry for for UK and non-UK addresses (as client didn't want PA being used for international).

If anyone wants to see live example, please PM us.
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post Sep 3 2010, 01:12 PM
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This is the example Lexel provided us with .....

http://www.lexel.co.uk/account/documents/P...dressFinder.zip

You should be able to just add a link called "Find Address" and then link to the page getPostcode.php.

You will need to change a few things round in the code also, add licence key and change the javascript etc
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QUOTE (techguy1988 @ Sep 3 2010, 02:12 PM) *
This is the example Lexel provided us with .....

http://www.lexel.co.uk/account/documents/P...dressFinder.zip

You should be able to just add a link called "Find Address" and then link to the page getPostcode.php.

You will need to change a few things round in the code also, add licence key and change the javascript etc


I request if anyone wants this added, then they should create a post in the "request a mod" area of the forum for Commercial Member to gauge interest.
I expect most of these could work with CC3 and CC4 (both use similar forms for addresses), and the built-in JS Framework on CC4 should allow easy manipulation of address fields from Javascript.

Jason
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post Sep 14 2010, 02:20 AM
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Of course there is a way

Pay Royal Mail for their Postcode service and have it intergrated into Cubecart. Database is very expensive though.

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post Apr 14 2011, 10:07 AM
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Hi,

Any one still looking for this I now have a working mod for CubeCart 3 & 4.

Please contact me if you are intrested or if you would like to see a demo check out my reg page (Uk Only):

http://www.sitesmartuk.com/store/index.php...ore%2Findex.php

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post Apr 14 2011, 12:36 PM
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Hi,

I have just put the product on my website ill add it to this forum soon!

Link here: http://www.sitesmartuk.com/store/cubecart/prod_52.html

It is avalable for CC 3 and 4.

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post Apr 19 2011, 04:31 AM
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Yet another top quality mod by Matt at SiteSmart (The Smart Web Designer) who just keeps bringing out really great mods.

I can recommend this personally and its a great mod to add to anyones stores who want a quick and easy registration process for their customers during purchase of products. Pricing is nominal around 2-3p pence per sale and if a business cant afford to offset 3p out of their profit they should be in business.

This feature is normally found in the likes of large online stores such as Currys Comet, Argos etc so its a great add on and well worth the spends.

Phil
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post Mar 22 2012, 09:03 PM
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QUOTE (LedgerSoft @ Feb 16 2010, 03:29 PM) *
We have integrated both CubeCart v3 & v4 with PostcodeAnywhere, using the standard 'web popup' service, which prints an inline Address finder based off the postcode entered. We also did come custom programming to better handle the address entry for for UK and non-UK addresses (as client didn't want PA being used for international).

If anyone wants to see live example, please PM us.



Hi there can you still do this on V4?
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post Mar 22 2012, 09:07 PM
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QUOTE (rich1231 @ Mar 22 2012, 09:03 PM) *
Hi there can you still do this on V4?

http://www.sitesmartuk.com/store/cubecart/prod_52.html
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QUOTE (oneoftheones @ Mar 22 2012, 09:07 PM) *


Thanks smile.gif

CC3 Postcode Mod: http://www.sitesmartuk.com/store/cubecart/prod_53.html
CC4 Postcode Mod: http://www.sitesmartuk.com/store/cubecart/prod_52.html
CC5 Postcode Mod: http://www.sitesmartuk.com/store/cubecart/prod_55.html

All work with any version of CubeCart and use one of the best prices postcode API's on the net.

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