MPS Request Elements

Element Package/Shipment Level Description
SequenceNumber Package Required for multiple-package shipments. Each shipment must contain a SequenceNumber. For example, the first package (also known as the master package) has a sequence number of 1. All additional packages are numbered sequentially. This number system is important because the master package carries shipment-level information.
MasterTrackingID Package Required for MPS tracking requests. The reply for the first package (master package) in a shipment includes the MasterTrackingID element. This element the MasterTrackingNumber. FormID is included only for C.O.D. shipments. For each subsequent ship request for an MPS, the MasterTrackingID element is required.
MasterTrackingID/TrackingIDType Package Valid values are:
  • USPS
PackageCount Shipment Total number of packages in the MPS. Include this element in the master package request. The maximum number of packages in one rate request is 200.
TotalShipmentWeight Shipment Total shipment weight is added to the master package in the multiple-package shipment and contains the total weight of all packages in the shipment.
Note: For a FedEx Ground MPS rate request, the reply will include piece-level detail. This information is not available for FedEx Express replies. For a FedEx Express MPS rate request, the reply will include only shipment-level detail.