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FedEx Developer Resource Center Web Services for Office and Print
Welcome to the FedEx Developer Resource Center Announcements page for Web Services for Office and Print.
October 2013: FedEx Office Web Services Feature Enhancements
In October 2013, Office Order Service was enhanced to support the following:
  • FedEx Office Local Delivery: Orders may now be delivered via FedEx Office local delivery.
  • Phone Number Extension: Customers may populate a phone number extension for the order contact and/or order recipient.

To take advantage of these new features, download the latest Office Order Service WSDL from the “Documentation” section of the FedEx Developer Resource Center.

Need more help? Ask your FedEx Office sales executive to initiate a technical consultation request on your behalf. A FedEx Office customer technology consultant will then contact you directly regarding FedEx Office Web Services.

Release Notes
The October 2013 release of the Office Order Service introduces new features such as delivery via FedEx Office local delivery and support for phone number extensions in contact information.
May 2013: FedEx Web Services for Office and Print Feature Enhancements In May 2013, Office Order Service was enhanced to allow the following:
  • Corporate catalog integration: If a corporate catalog is established with FedEx Office, a customer may order documents from that catalog via web services.
  • Direct mail: Orders may now be delivered via direct mail. (Prior approval is required.)
  • New customer reference type: If an order is being delivered via FedEx shipment, a customer may populate a P.O. number reference on the shipping label. (Prior approval is required.)

To take advantage of these new features, download the latest Office Order Service WSDL from the “Get Started” section of the FedEx Developer Resource Center.

Need more help? Ask your FedEx Office sales executive to initiate a technical consultation request on your behalf. A FedEx Office customer technology consultant will then contact you directly regarding FedEx Web Services for Office and Print.

Release Notes
The May 2013 release of the Office Order Service introduces new features such as corporate catalog integration, delivery via direct mail, and a new customer reference type for populating a P.O. reference on the shipping label (for orders delivered via shipment). In addition, some media types have been discontinued by FedEx Office.
June 2011: FedEx Web Services for Office and Print Feature Enhancements
In June 2011, Office Order Service was enhanced to allow the following:
New features
  • Promotion codes accepted: Office Order Service now accepts promotion codes so that customers can take advantage of special FedEx Office discount offers (where applicable).
  • Lamination functionality added: Office Order Service now accepts the lamination finishing option.

To take advantage of these new features, download the latest Office Order Service WSDL from the “Get Started” section of the FedEx Developer Resource Center.

Need more help? Ask your FedEx Office sales executive to initiate a technical consultation request on your behalf. A FedEx Office customer technology consultant will then contact you directly regarding FedEx Web Services for Office and Print.

Release Notes
The June 2011 release of Office Order Service introduces new features such as supporting lamination as a finishing option and accepting promotion codes through the checkout process.
July 2010: FedEx Web Services for Office and Print Feature Enhancements
In July 2010, Office Order Service was enhanced to allow the following:
New features
  • Multi-file support: Office Order Service now supports the upload and association of multiple digital files with an order.
  • Multi-document support: Office Order Service has been enhanced to support the order of multiple items on a single order.
  • Multi-section support: Office Order Service now provides customers with the flexibility to declare print and finishing options (where applicable) on a section-by-section basis within their print order.

Additional Enhancements
Center I.D. is no longer limited to use only with the pickup/delivery group. When an order is to be shipped, you can now set the Center I.D. where you would like it produced. Previously, the production center was automatically selected based upon the recipient’s address.

To take advantage of these new features, download the latest Office Order Service WSDL from the “Get Started” section of the FedEx Developer Resource Center.

Need more help? Ask your FedEx Office sales executive to initiate a technical consultation request on your behalf. A FedEx Office customer technology consultant will then contact you directly regarding FedEx Web Services for Office and Print.

Release Notes
The July 2010 release of Office Order Service includes several new features such as support for multiple files with an order, support for multiple documents on a single order, the ability to declare print and finishing options on a section-by-section basis within a single order, and the ability to select the center where the order will be produced.
January, 2010: FedEx Web Services for Office and Print Features
Office Order Service has been enhanced to provide you with even more flexibility when uploading documents to FedEx OfficeSM, declaring print and finishing intent and paying for print orders.

New Features:
  • File type support extended
    Office Order Service now accepts the upload of documents saved in the following formats: text, rich text, Adobe® PDF, Adobe PostScript®, Microsoft® Word, Microsoft Excel® and Microsoft PowerPoint®.
  • Special instructions
    As a supplement to the direct selection of print, finishing and fulfillment options via Office Order Service, free-form instructions can now also be submitted to FedEx Office when an order is placed.
  • Payment via major credit card
    Acceptable forms of payment now also include the following major credit cards: American Express®, Diners Club®, Discover®, MasterCard® and Visa®.

To take advantage of these new features, download the latest Office Order Service WSDL from the “Get Started” section of the FedEx Developer Resource Center.

Need more help? Ask your FedEx Office sales executive to initiate a technical consultation request on your behalf. A FedEx Office customer technology consultant will then contact you directly regarding FedEx Web Services for Office and Print.
September, 2009: New Office Order Service is now available

Office Order Service is the latest addition to the FedEx Web Services for Office and Print portfolio. This new Web Service provides an avenue for software developers to create custom, highly efficient solutions that enable users to manage the creation, configuration and submission of FedEx Office digital print orders.

Whether your document-centric workflow revolves around a content management system, document management system or productivity application, with access to FedEx Office digital printing built into the business software you use most, you can upload documents, declare finishing and binding intent and tender your print orders to FedEx Office more conveniently and efficiently than ever.

Office Order Service Operations:

Upload Locations Upload a document to FedEx Office.
Rate Office Order Provide print, finishing and fulfillment intent associated with a document uploaded to FedEx Office and receive a rate quote.
Create Office Order Provide print, finishing and fulfillment intent associated with a document uploaded to FedEx Office and your print order will be received, fulfilled and billed by FedEx Office.

A typical implementation of Office Order Service involves:

Client software connecting to FedEx Office and authenticating.
Client software submitting an Upload Location request.
FedEx responding with a file upload location.
Client software uploading document file.
Client software obtaining print, finishing and fulfillment intent from the user.
Client software submitting a Create Order Request.
FedEx responding with order confirmation and tracking number.

Get started developing your Office Order Service solution today by downloading the FedEx Web Services for Office and Print Developer Guide, Office Order Service Transaction Guide, Office Order Service WSDL and sample software code from the “Get Started” section of the FedEx Developer Resource Center.

Need more help? Ask your FedEx Office Sales executive to initiate a technical consultation request on your behalf. A FedEx Office customer technology consultant will then contact you directly regarding FedEx Web Services for Office and Print.