Setting up Fedex Shipping

Updated on 20-October-2016 at 10:16 AM

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Here are the steps you need to take to obtain the FedEx account details, that are Account Number, Security Code, Key, and Meter Number, which you need to anter into fieds provided under FedEx on eCommerce -> Shipping Options page in BC.

  1. Go to and register to get a FedEx account. - You need to be sure you are opening an account and not just obtaining a username.

  2. Once you have received your account number you need to login.

  3. Now (once logged in) go to the Business Solutions dropdown menu and click on "Access Developer Resource Center" / - You may also need to register for access to the Developer Resource Center.

  4. After registering for the Developer Resource Center, log in.

  5. These next couple of steps are for navigation sake (in case the links change), but you should be able to jump to step 8 and click the link.

  6. Now go to the FedEx Developer Resource Center

  7. Click on "Move to Production" l

  8. At the bottom of this page click on the "Obtain Production Key" link

  9. Register for the FedEx Web Services Production Access. Here you will check the following settings:

    - Do you intend to resell your software? NO

    - You intend to use "FedEx Web Services for Shipping"

    - You are a Corporate Developer


    Accept the terms and conditions;

    - Enter your account number and confirm the rest of your info;

    - You'll then be taken to a screen which displays your Authentication Key and Meter Number

  10. Go to the Shipping Options in admin console and create a new FedEx shipping option

    - enter your FedEx account number in the Account Number field

    - enter this Authentication Key in the Key field

    - Enter the Meter Number in the Meter Number field

  11. Check your email for a confirmation email with the title " Your developer Production Key Registration is complete"

    - Enter the Production Password provided in that email into the Security Code field. This should be the last bit of information you need to create a FedEx Shipping option on your site.