Package and Shipment Details

Element Multiple Occurrence Description
ServiceType No Required.
Note: Both residential and commercial shipments use the FEDEX_GROUND ServiceType.
PackagingType Yes Required. Valid value is YOUR_PACKAGING.
Note: Packages traveling to and from the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico require an additional package description. Use the PhysicalPackaging element to designate the package description.
PhysicalPackaging Yes Required for packages traveling to and from the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. This enumeration rationalizes the former FedEx Express® international "admissibility package" types (based on ANSI X.12) and the FedEx Freight packaging types. The values represented are those common to both carriers.

See Physical Packaging for valid packaging types.

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 shipments, each ship request must contain the package weight.

TotalWeight No Required for MPS shipments. 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 MPS shipment.

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.

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
InsuredValue/Amount No You may enter a value in this element to declare additional value for this shipment. For MPS shipments, 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.
Note: "InsuredValue" refers to declared value of the package. FedEx does not provide insurance of any kind.
RequestedShipment/Date No Date of shipment. For FedEx International Ground, this date can be the current date or up to 10 days in advance.
RequestedShipment/ TimeStamp No Time of shipment based on shipper’s time zone. Defaults to CDT.

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.