Just noticed today that First Class Package no longer works and won't quote customers for shipments under 16oz.
Looks like the USPS changed their API for First Class to First-Class Package Service - Retail from First Class Mail Package according to the USPS debug log file. 0_FCP was resulting in the wrong description so First Class USPS wasn't being offered to customers.
was: 'First-Class Mail Parcel' => '0_FCP', now: 'First-Class Package Service - Retail' => '0_FCP',
Now USPS First Class is again being offered to customers. Leave 'First Class Mail Parcel' highlighted in Admin so the service is correctly calculated and offered as only this selection uses 0_FCP. Your customers will now see First Class Package Service - Retail when First Class Package is offered. Also, be sure to clear /var/cache or your Magento cache in Admin if the results don't appear. Sorry, can't assist with Magento2.
Has anyone else tested for this issue (it did not exist yesterday during checkouts) which appeared this morning?
Also wondering why this occurred and if I missed anything in the file edit.
EDIT: Bad news is my fix will only pull First Class package rates for 12oz max (retail), however commercial discounted rates (if you use a PC Postage Product eg. Stamps or Endicia) which maxes out at 16oz is unavailable. This service will be named: 'First-Class Package Service - Commercial' which Magento doesn't have a code for. So, here's the current situation:
If you don't use the fix above, you can't display or retrieve First Class Package rates for your customers
If you use the fix above, anything over 12oz will use Priority Mail rates and First Class rates will not appear in your cart
Currently there is no way to pull USPS First Class Priority Commercial rates using Magento.
Not sure if Magento is aware of this or if/when this will be fixed.