FedEx Ground U.S. Coding Details
- Both commercial and residential shipments are allowed with FedEx Ground U.S. shipping. If you select FedEx Ground as the shipping service but are shipping to a residential address, the Ship reply returns an error and you must select FedEx Home Delivery as the shipping service. If you are unsure about the residential status of an address, use the Address Validation Service to do a residential status check.
- You can bill shipping costs to your own account, your recipient’s FedEx account, or a third-party FedEx account. You should always be sure you enter the appropriate FedEx account number if you want recipient or third-party billing. If the account number is missing or incorrect, you will be billed for the shipping costs.
- You can add reference elements to your Ship request that print on the shipping label, the customer invoice, or both. See the following tables for details.
- FedEx Ground shipments that exceed the published FedEx Ground limits are considered oversize shipments. A surcharge applies to any FedEx Ground package that measures greater than 60" in length but equal to or less than 108" in length. The oversize surcharge is returned in the Ship reply. For more information regarding oversize calculations, see the electronic FedEx Service Guide.
- Nonstandard containers also incur an additional surcharge. The nonstandard container definition is:
- FedEx Ground shipments may be created as multiple-package shipments (MPS). A multiple-package shipment consists of two or more packages shipped to the same recipient.
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