When looking to set up a new account with Fedex you will need to run through the below steps
1. Set yourself up as a a user on the below Developer Portal
2. Start up a new project
3. Select the following access Option and name your Project - I would suggest MachShip
4. Select linking the below API endpoints:
5. Agree to FedEx's Terms and conditions
6. Select the Options for your Test account - I would suggest Australia to New Zealand and then select the options highlighted below:
This will create your FedEx Test credentials against your Project
7. Then create your Production Key by naming your key and linking your account
Once done you will need both your Key name and Secret - note both down for usage with MachShip
Hi Support Team,
I need to set up my account <insert account code> with Fedex so that I may consign with my new FMS partner MachShip.
Can you please set up this API key <insert API Key> to be approved for both Ship and Pickup API?
Once FedEx team responds then we need to fill out the specific options.
Account Code - The account code will have been provided to you when your account was set up.
Client Id - The Production Client Id generated from the Instructions above
Client Secret - The Production Client Secret generated from the Instructions above
Apply Discounts in Quoting - Fedex offers clients discounts on base pricing based on volumes being sent. If you wish to account for these in quotes then set this flag as true. MachShip will then adjust the pricing to account for the discount that Fedex would apply when invoicing.
Once the account has been set up and all of the rates have been added, you will need to run a test to ensure that upon go-live, everything will run successfully. To do this, create a consignment - please make Reference 1 and Reference 2 and the Delivery Special Instructions set as THIS IS A TEST. Once this has been created, please manifest the consignment to the carrier. If you experience any issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you receive a successful manifest message from MachShip then please send an email to your account manager and advise them that you are starting to despatch your FedEx account through MachShip and that you would like to receive verification on the test file and permission to start to trade. Please include the labels PDFs for the manifest, connote, and items.
Advise the support team of the airway bill number (connote number) and request that they should cancel this to ensure that you are not charged. Please cc email@example.com on this email so we can help if needed.
On confirmation from the support team that the setup has been verified, you are more than welcome to begin to consign.