Shipment/Package Information

Element Description
ServiceType Required. Valid values are:
  • PRIORITY_OVERNIGHT
  • STANDARD_OVERNIGHT
  • FEDEX_2_DAY
  • FEDEX_2_DAY_AM
  • FEDEX_EXPRESS_SAVER
  • FEDEX_FIRST_FREIGHT
  • FEDEX_FREIGHT_PRIORITY
  • FEDEX_FREIGHT_ECONOMY
  • FIRST_OVERNIGHT
PackagingType Required. Valid values are:
  • FEDEX_BOX
  • FEDEX_ENVELOPE
  • FEDEX_PAK
  • FEDEX_TUBE
  • YOUR_PACKAGING
Weight The Weight/Units element must also be included in your Ship request. This element requires either LB (pounds) or KG (kilograms) as the weight unit descriptor.
Height Optional but recommended if your package type is YOUR_PACKAGING.
Width Optional but recommended if your package type is YOUR_PACKAGING.
Length Optional but recommended if your package type is YOUR_PACKAGING.
Units Required if dimensions are specified. Values are:
  • IN
  • CM
InsuredValue/Amount FedEx liability for each package is limited to $100USD unless a higher value is declared and paid for. Use this element if you want to declare a higher value.
Note: "InsuredValue" refers to declared value of the package. FedEx does not provide insurance of any kind.
RequestedShipment/ShipTimestamp Time of shipment based on shipper’s time zone. Defaults to CDT.

This element must be formatted as follows: The date format must be YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS-xx:xx. The time must be in the format: HH:MM:SS using a 24-hour clock. The date and time are separated by the letter T (e.g., 2009-06-26T17:00:00). The UTC offset indicates the number of hours/minutes (e.g., xx:xx) from UTC (e.g. 2009-06-26T17:00:00-04:00 is defined as June 26, 2009 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

See Time Zones for more information about time zones

Address/Residential This element must be set to true in order to obtain a residential surcharge included in the estimate of shipping charges returned in the reply. To determine if an address is considered residential, use the Address Validation Service.