Package and Shipment Details

Element Multiple Occurrence Description
ServiceType No Required. Valid values are:
  • FEDEX_GROUND
  • GROUND_HOME_DELIVERY
  • FEDEX_FREIGHT_PRIORITY
  • FEDEX_FREIGHT_ECONOMY
Note: If you ship to a residential address, your service type must be GROUND_HOME_DELIVERY.
PackagingType Yes Required. Valid value is YOUR_PACKAGING.
Weight Yes Required. Units and Value are included in this element. Values for the Units element are:
  • LB
  • KG

The Value element must contain the actual package weight. For MPS, each ship request must contain the package weight.

TotalWeight No Required for MPS. The TotalWeight element is submitted for the master package only, not the subsequent child packages. The master package (designated as 1 in the PackageCount element) contains the total package weight in the multiple-package shipment.

Units and Value are included in this Element. Values for the Units element are:

  • LB
  • KG

The Value element must contain actual package weight.

Dimensions/Height Yes Optional. Submitted in the Ship request on the package level.
Dimensions/Width Yes Optional. Submitted in the Ship request on the package level.
Dimensions/Length Yes Optional. Submitted in the Ship request on the package level.
Dimensions/Units Yes Required if dimensions (Height, Width, Length) are submitted. Values are:
  • IN
  • CM
TotalInsuredValue/Amount No You may enter a value in this element to declare additional value for this shipment. For MPS, the master package should contain the total declared value for the shipment. No declared value is added to subsequent child shipments. FedEx does not provide insurance of any kind.
PreferredCurrency No Indicates the currency the caller requests to have used in all returned monetary values (when a choice is possible).
ShipTimestamp No Date of shipment. For FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery packages, this can be the current date or up to 10 days in the future.

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.