August, 2010 - New Web Services Enhancements Released
The new release of FedEx Web Services includes a variety of new features to help you ship faster and easier. This release includes:
- FedEx SmartPost enhancements
- Hold at Location service expansion
- New intra-country shipping options
- Hazardous material shipping improvements
A variety of FedEx Express service expansions that provide greater flexibility with more delivery and pick up options.
Click here to read more about these and other new features in FedEx Web Services.
In addition to the release of FedEx Web Services, please be advised of the following important updates form FedEx.
Hazardous Materials Update:
Effective Oct. 1, the new U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Requirements (49 CFR Part 172.201, Part 172.604) for hazard materials shipping will be enforced. This DOT mandate requires all shipping documentation for dangerous goods and hazardous materials shipments must include an emergency response information (ERI) provider, who provides 24-hour coverage in the event of emergencies, and an emergency response phone number. FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL hazardous material shipments; as well as FedEx Express dangerous goods shipments, are required to comply with the new regulation. Starting Oct. 1, your hazardous material shipments could be delayed and/or held for non-compliance if it does not meet the new DOT ERI requirement.
For more information about what you need to do to be compliant, go to fedex.com/hazmat. If you have additional questions, please call 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800463.3339 and say “dangerous goods” or press 81 to reach the FedEx Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials hotline.
Additional Postal Countries Supported:
Effective August 2, 2010, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey became postal-aware countries supported by FedEx. Customers should update their shipping addresses with the correct postal codes when shipping to these destination countries. Non-compliance may result in incorrect routing of shipments.
FedEx® Web Integration Wizard Update:
The FedEx Web Integration Wizard offers new shipping enhancements which allow you to integrate FedEx capabilities in a fast, effective and easy manner into your web site by automatically generating customized HTML code that you can copy and paste or simply download.
The new feature enhancements include:
- FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx SmartPost® Returns:
FedEx SmartPost allows you to ship low-weight packages to residential customers by using the United States Postal Service® (USPS) for final delivery, reaching every U.S. address, including P.O. boxes and military APO and FPO destinations.
FedEx SmartPost Returns is an ideal way for businesses to provide customers with a convenient returns method for low-weight residential packages
FedEx SmartPost and SmartPost Returns provide built-in delivery confirmation and the ability to request email notifications for shipments.
- Returns enhancements:
Email label support
Additional reference fields
For more information about the FedEx Web Integration Wizard, go to fedex.com/wizard