USPS shipping = big-time pull-your-hair-out goodness

Published on 09/10/09

The project that I am currently working on requires that I a calculate shipping for international addresses. This is pretty straight-forward for UPS, but that can get kind of pricy, so I have been integrating the USPS rates api from the United States Postal Service.

Let me just say that the USPS is a pain. The array of options is dizzying and getting something back useful from the api is pretty hard.

It is working, but it sure feels dirty.


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