FedEx from ShipStation

Details about using FedEx from ShipStation balance: Requirements, available features, and other notes.

When using ShipStation Carriers to ship with FedEx, there is no need to open your own FedEx account. Instead, you can start creating FedEx labels quickly and easily, as soon as you enter your billing details into ShipStation.

You can ship both domestically and internationally with FedEx from ShipStation.

FedEx from ShipStation Requirements

  • Activate ShipStation Carriers by adding your payment method.

    You'll be prompted to enter your payment method the first time you attempt to create a label with any ShipStation Carriers, or you can add in advance in either your Carrier settings or Payments & Subscription settings.

  • Add funds to your ShipStation Balance.

    All ShipStation Carrier labels are purchased using the funds in your ShipStation Balance. The first time you add your payment method, you'll be prompted to add funds so you can begin purchasing labels right away.

Activate ShipStation Carriers

Activating ShipStation Carriers requires adding your label payment method and agreeing to the carriers' Terms of Service. Once activated, you'll have access to all of the carriers available for your account's country.

To activate ShipStation Carriers:

  1. Click the Get Started button.

    ShipStation Carriers settings with arrow pointing to Get Started button
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter your billing details, agree to the terms and conditions, and finish the setup.

Once completed, you can add funds to your ShipStation Balance and create labels with ShipStation Carriers.

Enable Auto-Funding For a Seamless Experience

We recommend enabling auto-funding to ensure your balance always has the funds for your label purchase needs.

Adding New ShipStation Carriers

ShipStation will sometimes add new carriers to the ShipStation Carriers roster! If you have already activated ShipStation Carriers and would like to start using the new carrier's services, you just need to update your ShipStation Carriers settings and agree to the new carrier's Terms of Service.

Go to Settings > Shipping > Carriers and click the Update button.

ShipStation Carriers settings showing a notification banner for new services and the Update button selected

Agree to the new carrier's terms and you're done! You can immediately start creating labels with the new carrier.

Available Features for FedEx from ShipStation

FedEx from ShipStation supports the following standard features and services:

Additional Features for FedEx from ShipStation

FedEx from ShipStation provides the following additional features:

Feature

Description

Carrier Insurance is available through ShipStation only.

Any shipments over $100 CAD need to use ShipStation insurance options.

Contact ShipStation Support to file a Claim.

Saturday Delivery

Saturday Delivery is only for FedEx Express services to eligible destinations. There is a fee associated with this service.

Picture Proof of Delivery Confirmation

For qualified residential deliveries, Picture Proof of Delivery is available as a confirmation type.

Return Labels

Return labels do not provide tracking updates to ShipStation.

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipStation. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and submit the manifest electronically. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available when submitted electronically - see End of Day (PDF).

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and create a printable PDF of the manifest to provide to the carrier. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically - see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

ShipStation can print information on the label as a label message (configure in Label Document Options). The carrier may or may not support all 3 label message fields and label messages may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier to ShipStation multiple times using different accounts and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.

File a Claim for FedEx from ShipStation

ShipStation manages all loss or damage claims for shipments sent with FedEx from ShipStation.

To file a claim for a lost or damaged shipment:

  1. Click this link to access the claim form: FedEx Canada from ShipStation Claim Form

  2. Fill in all the required fields and submit the form when complete.

Claims over $100 CAD Not Eligible

If you need to file a claim for a shipment with a declared value over $100, you must reach out to your insurance provider.

Additional Details about FedEx from ShipStation

  • ShipStation does not charge taxes for FedEx OneBalance.

  • FedEx from ShipStation does not support third-party billing.

  • DDP bill duties and taxes to the payor of the shipping charges is not supported.

  • FedEx from ShipStation does not support shipping Dangerous Goods, Alcohol, or Dry Ice.

  • COD (Collect on Delivery) and Scheduling Pickups are not available.

  • FedEx from ShipStation does not support Money Back Guarantee (MBG) for shipping services.

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipStation. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and submit the manifest electronically. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available when submitted electronically - see End of Day (PDF).

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and create a printable PDF of the manifest to provide to the carrier. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically - see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

ShipStation can print information on the label as a label message (configure in Label Document Options). The carrier may or may not support all 3 label message fields and label messages may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier to ShipStation multiple times using different accounts and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.