May 06, 2011 07:50 ET

PAID AuctionInc Debuts Ecommerce Shipping Calculation Module for Zen Cart

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - The PAID Inc (OTCBB: PAYD) AuctionInc™ Shipping Rates API add-on module for the popular Zen Cart™ open source ecommerce shopping cart is now available to help online retailers who use the Zen Cart online shopping cart overcome the existing limitations of Zen Cart's shipping calculation functionality (as well as that of other available shipping modules).

"Although Zen Cart and many other shopping carts support calculation of shipping rates, the PAID AuctionInc Shipping API is significantly more accurate in a much wider scope of situations, especially when managing multiple merchandise items and packages," said Doug Sherman, AuctionInc product manager. "Our increased accuracy is the result of more than 10 years of development of our shipping calculator to handle a wide variety of situations. It utilizes both our patented technologies to calculate shipping, as well as proprietary packaging logic to automatically determine how to best group and package merchandise to save on shipping. Accurate shipping is AuctionInc's expertise and we do it extremely well."

The AuctionInc Zen Cart module supports virtually all of the features and capabilities of the AuctionInc Shipping API, including:

  • Accurate calculated shipping with same-screen comparison for multiple shipping options with the four major carriers US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and DHL
  • Domestic and International services supported
  • Intelligent "packaging" algorithm which handles multiple items and quantities
  • Item dimensions and dimensional ratings
  • Drop-shipping from multiple origins
  • "On-demand" carrier settings
  • Fixed shipping codes
  • Free shipping
  • Promotional shipping discounts
  • Accurate package insurance
  • AuctionInc's top-quality customer support

AuctionInc shipping calculations feature the following functionalities that provide an unmatched advantage over competitors' systems:

  • robust packaging logic,
  • collection of more item variables that impact shipping costs,
  • drop-shipping support,
  • accessorial fee support,
  • and accounts for method of delivery of package to the carrier, (which impacts fees by as much as 30%).

AuctionInc's robust solution already has a substantial following since it has been fully integrated into numerous other systems, including the Mals cart, Level Four Storefront, the CityMax ecommerce system, the ClickIncome cart system, and the Rainworx auction platform. Using the AuctionInc API, its shipping calculation technology can be integrated into any cart or auction platform. AuctionInc's add-on module provides pre-packaged integration code to make the process much easier for Zen Cart users who want to beef up their cart's shipping calculation functionality.

"This is the first of what we expect will be numerous add-on modules that we'll be developing for open source shopping carts to quickly and easily provide the benefits of the AuctionInc shipping calculator," said Doug Sherman. "We expect to announce additional integrations and add-on modules in the coming months."

AuctionInc's free add-on module allows for a quick and easy implementation of a paid subscription to the AuctionInc Shipping Rates API (available at Click here to download the module, or for more details, visit or

About PAID, Inc.:

PAID, Inc., publicly traded under the ticker PAYD, is a one-stop brand management and marketing resource to music, entertainment and sports personalities and organizations, and 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, mobile, social media and traditional marketing campaigns, as well as award-winning video & film production, VIP ticketing, web site design, merchandising, ecommerce and fan community management programs. More details are available at

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Contact Information

    For PAID, Inc.:
    Julie Shepherd
    Accentuate PR
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