FedEx Developer Guide & API Credentials

This developer guide teaches you how to get access to FedEx shipping API via Postmen or FedEx XML/Web Services. See also the list of required API credentials/keys for FedEx integration.

Get FedEx Sandbox API Credentials

  1. Register for a FedEx developer account if you do not already have one.
    Login to your FedEx online account. 
  2. Visit  FedEx Web Services Page -->  FedEx Web Services --> Develop and Test --> Get your test key
  3. Complete the form and make sure you select Global and US , then accept the agreement to continue. If you're testing intra-country within European countries, select the right country in addition to the US and Global account number.
  4. Note down the Developer Test Key, Account Number, and Meter Number.
  5. Check the email associated with your FedEx account. You should receive an email with the title Your Developer Test Key Registration is complete, in which you can find the Test Password

Get FedEx Production API Credentials

  1. Visit  FedEx Web Services Page --> Select FedEx Web Services --> Move to Production --> Get Production Key 
    Complete the forms, then accept the agreement to continue.
  2. Note down the Production Key and Meter Number displayed. 
    Production Account Number can be found at My Profile --> Account Management  Important note: You can only make rates request before FedEx Web Services certification process

  3. Check the email associated with your FedEx account. You should receive an email with title Your developer Production Key Registration is complete, in which you can find the Production Password
  4. Go through the FedEx Web Services certification process so that you can print FedEx shipping labels in Production. 
    You can generate the testing labels using your sandbox credentials at Postmen.

    The United States and Canada:   websupport@fedex.com
    All other countries within LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean):  helpdesk@fedex.com
    Brazil:  ct-hdesk@mail.fedex.com
    EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Indian sub-continent):  emeawebservices@fedex.com
    APAC (Asia-Pacific):  apacwebservices@fedex.com

 

Required FedEx API credentials

Credentials Environment Description
key Sandbox / Production API credentials to access FedEx web service and Postmen API.
password Sandbox / Production API credentials to access FedEx web service and Postmen API.
account_number Sandbox / Production FedEx Account Number
meter_number Sandbox / Production FedEx Meter Number

Optional FedEx credentials

Preferred currency: You can specify the ISO 3 country code to get shipping rates in the preferred currency. By default, the rate will be displayed in the currency the same as that of your FedEx account.

FedEx Developer Resources

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