Setting up Real-Time Rates for USPS Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG) Shipping Method
I would like to ship via USPS's Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG) shipping method, but am having a difficult time getting real time rates to display. Are there any special configuration options I should know about?
There are a few important notes regarding the USPS's Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG) method with regards to real-time rates. First, that method is not available from all Ship From Postal Codes. Consult the USPS website to see if that method is available from your Postal Code. Second, that method does require package dimensions to accurately quote rates. A package must be large enough to affix the Global Express Guaranteed Mailing Label to the face of the item (approx. 5.5" in height and 9.5" in length). Total length and girth must not exceed 108 inches. Individual dimensions must not exceed:
Hence, it is important to define package sizing (Settings/Edit Compatible Software/Online Shipping Tools Preferences/). Number of Packages must be great than 0. On the following screen (Next >>) you can define the package dimensions either by weight or quantity. Make sure the package dimensions are with the Global Express Guaranteed® guidelines.