What's this Guide For?
This guide will get your FedEx account up and running with StoreFeeder, you'll be able to despatch orders through StoreFeeder using FedEx services and then generate a manifest that you can send off to FedEx so you can be billed accordingly.
Setting up a FedEx integration is an easy process, all you need to do is follow the step by step guide below.
First, sign into StoreFeeder using your login details. You will then be brought to the 'Dashboard' and will see a yellow bar at the top of the page indicating that you have sales channels that have not been tested. To begin the integration, click on the link in the yellow bar .
If this yellow bar doesn't appear on your dashboard then look to the top right of the page for 'Settings' then click 'Your Integrations'.
You will now see the 'Integration Manager' page and a list of all of your integrations. To integrate with FedEx, click on 'Edit/View Integration' . If FedEx does not already appear on this list then you will need to set up a new integration for it; you can do this by clicking the green button marked '+ New Integration' . Both options have been circled in the pictures below:
If you are editing an already existing integration, you can skip this step.
If you are creating a new integration you will then be greeted by the following screens where you will need to pick the circled options.
You will then be asked to input a name for the integration; you will also be asked if you wish to extend permissions to all users on your account. Once you have finished, click the '+Add Integration' to proceed.
Now that the integration has been created you will need to get in contact with FedEx and request the following details from them (unless you already have them):
- Your Account Number
- Your Key (client system)
- The Meter Number
- A Password for the FedEx API
Once you have these details from FedEx you'll need to enter them in their respective fields on your FedEx Integration Details page within StoreFeeder.
After you've entered the details, click save at the bottom of the page to integrate your FedEx account.
Now that you are integrated with FedEx, you'll need to set up a manifest template for your FedEx orders.
In the 'Manifest Template' section, select the following:
- Template Type = Manifest By Order Number
- Export Method = CSV
- Transfer Method = Manual
Next ensure that the 'Default Export Method' and 'Export Headers' options are both ticked.
To begin building your CSV Export Template, click the 'Add New' button in the upper right hand side of the 'CSV Export Template' section.
You will see the information available for building up the template. The 'Token' selected will select the information that will be pulled from StoreFeeder.
The 'Field Alias' is the header name and the 'Display' order will determine the order the columns appear in the spreadsheet. Once the column information is complete, click 'Add New' to add a new line.
Once you have completed your definition, click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.
For information on how to export the file, see the Exporting a Manifest Template knowledgebase.
Lastly, if you haven't already, you'll need to set up shipping methods and rules for you new FedEx integration so StoreFeeder knows what orders should be shipped via FedEx and what services to use.
For information on setting up shipping methods and shipping rules please see the our knowledgebase here.