Setting up and using FedEx One Rate [Step-by-Step guide]

Modified on Thu, 03 Oct 2019 at 06:39 PM

When using FedEx One Rate with techShip there are certain considerations to be taken into account.

Enabling FedEx One Rate in techShip is simple, but it requires you to comply with certain prerequisites before processing depending on your strategy:


1- You should have enrolled your FedEx account for FedEx One Rate and have it enabled on FedEx's side

2- You should make sure that the packaging type is selected correctly in the Billing Account you're using for it, either if it's a fixed type of package for all the orders processed through it, or variable if needed


FedEx One Rate is not a Service per sè, but a form of packaging: https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/one-rate.html


Depending on your operations strategy, you might need to set up one or more alternative Billing Account profiles to use FedEx One Rate packaging options.


Reviewing its usage orderly:


#1 - ENABLING FEDEX ONE RATE

To enable FedEx One Rate you will have to:

  1. Access Clients under the Maintenance menu

     

  2. Click on the client related to the order

  3. Edit the Billing Account related to the order and error

     
  4. Select the Carrier Options tab

  5. Check FedEx One Rate


  6. Press Save to apply the changes


#2.A - DEFINING THE PACKAGING TYPE: SAME FOR ALL ORDERS

If you are going to use the same packaging type for all the orders processed through the Billing Account you're setting up, select it from the dropdown below the FedEx One Rate checkbox and Save:


NOTE: The Package Type you select here will be applied to ALL orders processed through this account. If you intend to use this package type ONLY for this account, you will have to set up alternative accounts as indicated below.


#2.B - DEFINING THE PACKAGING TYPE: VARIABLE

If you are going to use a different packaging type for all the orders processed through the Billing Account you're setting up, you have two ways to do it:


i) Define as many alternative Billing Account profiles according to the different packaging types, making the packaging type explicit for each case


ii) Define one alternative Billing Account profile which will dynamically use the packing type coming in the order from within the WMS


Follow the instructions below depending on the case.


#2.B.i -  VARIABLE (Explicit)


Add as many Billing Account profiles as options needed to your Client, selecting the same Carrier Account, but changing the Package Type for each one of them:

 

The result would be similar to the following:



#2.B.ii -DEFINING THE PACKAGING TYPE: VARIABLE (Dynamic)


Add one additional Billing Account profile to your Client, selecting the same Carrier Account, but changing the Package Type to [Mapped Box Name]:



Using the Mapped Box Name option requires your order to have the type of packaging which it's going to use pre-loaded in the WMS, but it provides flexibility and automation when processing.


To fully set up Dynamic Box Selection, follow the steps in this article: How to set and map Custom boxes (Package Type Mappings) [Step-by-Step guide]


The result would be similar to the following:




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