Real Time Shipping Delivery Date

Hi There,

We'd love to be able to show real time estimated delivery dates at checkout. We sell gifts for special occasions so delivery time is important. In addition some of our items require a signature on delivery so being able to let someone know the date it should arrive would be ideal. We use USPS and FedEx. You can go to either website (USPS or FedEx) plug in the ship from zip, ship to zip and the shipping method and get the estimated delivery date. Any thoughts on how this could be incorporated into FoxyCart?

Thanks!
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  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team
    @spride233,

    Unfortunately we don't currently handle the delivery estimates as provided by the live carriers - but it is something we're planning to support in a future upgrade to our shipping functionality.

    For now, there are two options. Firstly you could alter the returned rates to change the labels shown with an estimate you create yourself of when the package will arrive. Secondly you could look at creating your own connection to USPS and FedEx to collect rates and also get the estimated delivery dates as part of that. That would require more work than the first option, but would get you the actual estimates returned.
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