Ruby library to interact with FedEx Rate Web Service
Clone or download
Pull request Compare This branch is 225 commits behind jazminschroeder:master.
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.

Fedex Rate Web Service

For more information visit Fedex Web Services for Shipping.

This version uses the Non-SOAP Web Services so there is no need to download the Fedex WSDL files, note however that you will need to apply for development/production credentials.

Note: This is work in progress make sure to test your results.


Rails 3.x using Bundler's Gemfile:

gem 'fedex'

Rails 2.x or without Rails or Bundler:

gem install fedex

Usage example:

Define the shipper:

shipper = { :name => "Sender",
            :company => "Company",
            :phone_number => "555-555-5555",
            :address => "Main Street",
            :city => "Harrison",
            :state => "AR",
            :postal_code => "72601",
            :country_code => "US" }

Define the recipient:

recipient = { :name => "Recipient",
              :company => "Company",
              :phone_number => "555-555-5555",
              :address => "Main Street",
              :city => "Franklin Park",
              :state => "IL",
              :postal_code => "60131",
              :country_code => "US",
              :residential => "false" }

Define the packages; multiple packages in a single shipment are allowed: Note that all the dimensions must be integers.

packages = []
packages << {
  :weight => {:units => "LB", :value => 2},
  :dimensions => {:length => 10, :width => 5, :height => 4, :units => "IN" }
packages << {
  :weight => {:units => "LB", :value => 6},
  :dimensions => {:length => 5, :width => 5, :height => 4, :units => "IN" }

By default packaging type is "YOUR PACKAGING" and the drop off type is "REGULAR PICKUP". If you need something different you can pass an extra hash for shipping details

shipping_details = {
  :packaging_type => "YOUR_PACKAGING",
  :drop_off_type => "REGULAR_PICKUP"

Create a Fedex::Shipment object using your FedEx credentials; mode should be either production or development depending on what Fedex environment you want to use.

require 'fedex'
fedex = => 'xxx',
                            :password => 'xxxx',
                            :account_number => 'xxxx',
                            :meter => 'xxx',
                            :mode => 'production')

** Getting Shipping Rates **

To find a shipping rate:

rate = fedex.rate(:shipper=>shipper,
                  :recipient => recipient,
                  :packages => packages,
                  :service_type => "FEDEX_GROUND",
                  :shipping_details => shipping_details)

Fedex provides multiple total values; total_net_charge is the final amount you are looking for.

    $ rate.total_net_charge => "34.03"
    # Complete response
    $ <Fedex::Rate:0x1019ba5f8
          @total_billing_weight="8.0 LB",

** Generate a shipping label(PDF) **

To create a label for a shipment:

label = fedex.label(:filename => "my_dir/example.pdf",
                    :recipient => recipient,
                    :packages => packages,
                    :service_type => "FEDEX_GROUND",
                    :shipping_details => shipping_details)

The label will be saved to the file system as the filename you specify and is Adobe PDF format. Note that you can currently print a label for a single package at a time.

Services/Options Available




Copyright 2011 Jazmin Schroeder

This gem is made available under the MIT license.