[ic] Please Help! FedEx Web Services Module?

Thomas J.M. Burton tom at gfdm.net
Mon Jun 11 20:37:49 UTC 2012

On 6/11/2012 12:16 PM, William Carr wrote:
> On Jun 11, 2012, at 3:06 PM, Thomas J.M. Burton wrote:
>> On 6/5/2012 6:11 PM, Jon Edwards wrote:
>>>> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 15:23:39 -0700
>>>> From: tom at globalfocusdm.com
>>>> To: interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
>>>> Subject: [ic] Please Help! FedEx Web Services Module?
>>>> Hello all,
>>>> Back in 2010 I posted to a list thread about an IC module to utilize
>>>> FedEx Web Services
>>>> (http://www.icdevgroup.org/pipermail/interchange-users/2010-September/052208.html).
>>>> At that time, it appeared that Peter had been working on one and I was
>>>> inquiring about his progress. Bill Carr responded with a link to a
>>>> module he'd created, but I had some questions resulting from that and
>>>> never received any response.
>>>> Things got busy, time passed and this item fell off my radar until today
>>>> when I find that my client's site is no longer able to return shipping
>>>> lookup info.
>>>> So, I'm asking the IC community for input again. Does anyone have a
>>>> functioning module that can handle shipping rate lookups through FedEx
>>>> Web Services? I don't need anything beyond rate lookup and I need it asap.
>>>> Thanks in advance for any help.
>>>> -Tom
>>>> --
>>> I do not have an answer but I do know that FedEx is converting to a new interface.
>>> I don't believe the old modules that had been available via IC will work after the change which
>>> I believe is/was scheduled for May 31 2012.
>>> I briefly looked at the new interface and didn't want to expend the time converting.
>>> You might want to contact FedEx tech support.
>>> One option you could consider is making a static rate table which was once available from fedex.com
>>> Sorry I don't have anything of value to offer.
>>> Good luck
>>> Jon
>> Hi Jon,
>> Thanks for the reply, it made me realize that I'd left out some context that should be made clear to anyone reading my post.
>> The reason I was looking into this in 2010 was because FedEx had announced they were going to retire the DirectConnect method and replace it with the Web Services. I'm well aware of why thing's aren't working now and am asking if anyone has completed a functioning Interchange module that will handle rate lookups via FedEx Web Services.
>> Also, I've searched the user list and the most recent post I can find about it is mine from 2010.
>> Building a static rate table would not be a viable long-term solution in this particular case.
>> If anyone can be of help, I'd appreciate it.
> Check out the Shipment and Shipment::FedEx from CPAN.
> -Bill Carr

Thanks for that response, Bill. I'll check it out!


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