Rate Shopping FedEx Ground Economy Shipping (SmartPost) [Information]

Modified on Fri, 10 May 2024 at 01:57 PM

When setting up FedEx Ground Economy Shipping (originally Smartpost), you might need to add it as part of your Rate Shopping options.

To do so, there are specific requirements to be met in terms of size and weights, given by limitations set by FedEx.


As a general rule, dimensions are expected to be within the following thresholds:

  • Minimum Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 1 (inches, L,W,H)
  • Maximum Dimensions: Individual dimensions have to be under 60 inches, with service specific limitations as detailed below:


SERVICE NAME
WEIGHT
MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS
FedEx Smartpost Parcel Select Lightweight
0.01 to 1 lb
Sum of length plus girth cannot exceed 84 inches 
FedEx Smartpost Bound Printed Matter
0.01 to 15 lbs

Sum of length plus girth cannot exceed 84 inches 
FedEx Smartpost Media
0.01 to 70 lbs
Sum of length plus girth cannot exceed 84 inches 
FedEx Smartpost Returns

0.01 to 70 lbs

Sum of length plus girth cannot exceed 130 inches 
FedEx Smartpost Parcel Select
1 to 70 lbs

Sum of length plus girth cannot exceed 130 inches 


For additional details check the FedEx official source: FedEx Ground® Economy shipping Formerly FedEx SmartPost®


NOTE: Regardless of the specific Ground Economy service ultimately used, it will be displayed as Smartpost in the techSHIP user interface.


WARNING: These services won't be available unless you enable them on FedEx's end, and you properly set it up in techSHIP as described in: Setting up FedEx Ground Economy Shipping (SmartPost) [Step-By-Step guide]





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