Introduction

FedEx Web Services gives you the tools to build custom platform- and interface-independent applications that access FedEx features. You can use FedEx Web Services in a variety of ways to create customized integration solutions for your specific shipping needs. Here are just a few of the ways a company can use web services to streamline operations, improve visibility, and provide more choices to clients:

Why should developers be interested in web services?

Any application running on any platform can interact with a web service by using the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web Services Description Language (WSDL) standards for message transfer and service discovery. By following the standards, applications can seamlessly communicate with platform services.