My online store is somewhat unique in that we sell and ship hazardous materials as well as items which are non-hazardous. Shipping of hazardous materials is very expensive and is highly regulated by the Department of Transportation.
In order for my web site to work, I needed software which could differentiate between hazardous and non-hazardous products, pick the appropriate shipping method, calculate accurate shipping rates, exclude areas forbidden by law, and offer "free" pick up to my local customers.
By the time I found King Webmaster, my online business was on the verge of collapsing because of shipping. "Always the (expletive) shipping" should have become our motto because it was uttered with great frequency and regularity.
Knowing this was a tall order to fill, I was surprised when the King Webmaster rep told me their Advanced Shipping Manager software would do everything I need and more without any additional programming. Problem solved.
To make a long story short, I've been using Advanced Shipping Manager for over a year. So easy to use. Just set it and forget it. If however you need support (which I have a couple times), King Webmaster is responsive and helpful.
I know, especially for a new website, the monthly rate for this software appears steep. However, for me, this was a matter of life and death for my business so it is well worth it. Believe me, if I had to hire a programmer to code what I needed, it would have cost a lot more. I spoke to a couple programmers who told me what I needed couldn't be done. The ones who said they could wanted thousands of dollars to do it. On the other hand, King Webmaster had what I needed right out of the box for a comparatively low monthly price.
Advanced Shipping Manager might not be needed by everyone. However, if you are having headaches with shipping on your website, Advanced Shipping Manager is the cure. My advice is to bite the bullet, move forward, and don't look back. It will be the smartest decision you have made in a long time.
No. This is not a paid endorsement or shill review. If in doubt, you can verify the authenticity of this review by contacting me though my website www.jmreloadingsupply.com. I'll be happy to answer any questions about my experience.