[ic] Donation: FedEx Ship Manager tag

Grant listbox at email.com
Thu Sep 4 17:38:23 EDT 2003

>  While working on a customer's Interchange site I developed some code for
> integrating FedEx's Ship Manager system. It's a wrapper around
> Business::FedEx::DirectConnect, but you can use it to query
> shipping prices
> (drop-in replacement for [fedex-query]), and obtain tracking numbers and
> printable labels.
>  This was done as Work-For-Hire for Jason Gold and Hi Profile
> Productions,
> Inc., but I've obtained permission from the customer to donate
> the code to
> the community under the GPL. It still needs some work,
> particularly to get
> International shipping functioning seamlessly, but we're pretty confident
> that domestic addresses with most FedEx service types will work.
>  FedEx has some hoops they want you to go through before they
> grant you access
> to their Ship Manager server, but there are full details in the
> documentation. The short story is: using Ship Manager is free,
> you just need
> a FedEx account number and some patience to go through their
> certification
> process.
>  The tags can be downloaded at:
> http://www.synesmedia.com/twiki/bin/view/Cyc/FedExShipManager
>  This, of course, is Use-At-Own-Risk software.
> Regards,
> --
> Chris Wenham
> Synesmedia - www.synesmedia.com
> Expert Interchange programming & consulting
> Phone: 516-620-4110 - Fax: 516-908-7824

That's an awesome contribution.  I use FedEx and would like to switch to
using your tag instead of importing to QuickShip.  I'm adding USPS shipping,
and I looked through the archives for mention of a similar tag for USPS.  I
found some discussion of the possibility of integration with the USPS
WebTools API, but that discussion ended almost exactly 11 months ago.  Does
anyone know of any such tag that might have been developed since?

- Grant

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