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FedEx Preferences

Before you can ship a package through the Multi Carrier app, you must define a Shipmate Preference, which will store your FedEx account number. If you have more than one FedEx account number, you must create a Preference for each. Also, if you have multiple shipping addresses tied to the same FedEx account number, you must create a different Preference for each shipping address. You cannot create two Preferences with the exact same shipping address, instead you will need to alter the shipping address slightly in order to save both (i.e. 123 Main St vs. 123 Main Street).

Note: Any discounts associated with your FedEx account number will be reflected in your shipping rates.

 

Testing Account

You can run our Multi Carrier app in Demo Mode to show the various features without having to use a Production FedEx Account. 

There are two steps:

1. Turn On Demo Mode

Follow these 5 steps to turn on Demo mode.

1. Navigate to Setup | Develop | Custom Settings

2. Click Shipmate General Settings

 

3. Click Manage

4. Click New

5. Provide a Name and check Run Demo Mode

 

2. Create a Demo FedEx Preference

1. Navigate to the Shipmate Preference tab

2. Click New Shipmate Preference

3. Create Select FedEx from the Carrier Code picklist 

4. Use this FedEx Account Number = 630156343

5. Use this Shipping and Billing Address: 

10 FEDEX PKWY
COLLIERVILLE
TN
38017
US

6. Click Save

 

Production Account

The process is exactly the same as for the Testing Account set up but make sure that the Custom Setting has Demo Mode turned off.

Note: The Shipping Address and Billing Address are pre-loaded with the address defined in the Company Information (Setup | Company Profile | Company Information).

 

Below is an explanation of all the fields that you are able to fill in:

Sender Name Default - the default sender name for all shipments created

Sender Email Default - the default sender email for all shipments created

Sender Phone Default – the default sender phone for all shipments created

Email Label Sender Display Name Default – the default sender display name when sending shipping labels via email

Email Label Reply-To Email Default – the default reply-to email address when sending shipping labels via email

Email Label Subject Line Default – the default email subject line when sending shipping labels via email

Email Label Text Body Default – the default email body when sending shipping labels via email

Label Image Type Default – the default image type for all shipping labels

Email Message Default – the default message for email notifications

Send Email Notification to Shipper – notifies the sender of shipment creation

Send Email Notification to Recipient – notifies the recipient of shipment creation

Send Email Notification on Exception – notifies when and why a shipment will not meet its original scheduled delivery date, and provides a rescheduled date of delivery

Send Email Notification on Delivery – notifies you of the delivery of a shipment

Drop of type default – sets the default drop off type you will be using for your fedex shipments

 

Preferences that you create will appear in Section 1 of the Wizard: Preference and Shipment Type.

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