This section describes the major new features or enhancements that are included in this release.
Introduced updates and new functionality in light of FedEx 2018 Certification. See the FedEx Certification section below for more details.
UPS API. Added New Carrier Service
Support has been added for the carrier service UPS Express 12:00.
USPS Postage (Endicia). Added support for Requester ID
The Requester ID “lptr” is now supported for all USPS Postage (Endicia) transactions. Note that this value is automatically configured on install and cannot be changed.
UPS. Enhanced Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED) Functionality
UPS carriers now support the SED Method Carrier Provided. This is indicated by a SED Method value of 3. Once set, an address indicating the origin of goods is passed in the ship request. This is taken from the International/Origin node if provided; otherwise detail from the Sender node is used.
Note: This SED Method can only be used during shipping; due to a limitation with the ConnectShip XML processor, the functionality is not supported for rating.
Note: When shipping with UPS Consolidated, the following must be appended to the current all_include script:
Select Case data("FUNC") Case "PRE_SHIP" ' this function is available to provide a means of applying additonal business rules to ' the assembled package data, service level, etc. just before the package list is committed to a manifest set objMacros = Pre_Ship(data) End Select Function Pre_Ship(data) set packages = data("PACKAGES") for each package in packages if not IsEmpty(package("GOODS_ORIGIN")) then 'Get GOODS_ORIGIN from packageinfo set goodsDict = package("GOODS_ORIGIN") if not goodsDict is nothing then Set tmpGoodsOrigin = CreateObject("Progistics.NameAddress") tmpGoodsOrigin.Company = goodsDict("COMPANY") tmpGoodsOrigin.Contact = goodsDict("CONTACT") tmpGoodsOrigin.Address1 = goodsDict("ADDRESS1") tmpGoodsOrigin.City = goodsDict("CITY") tmpGoodsOrigin.StateProvince = goodsDict("STATEPROVINCE") tmpGoodsOrigin.Postalcode = goodsDict("POSTALCODE") tmpGoodsOrigin.CountrySymbol = goodsDict("COUNTRYSYMBOL") package("GOODS_ORIGIN") = tmpGoodsOrigin end if end if next Set d = CreateObject("Progistics.Dictionary") d.Value("NAME") = "PACKAGES" d.Value("VALUE") = packages ScriptManager.addMacro d set d = Nothing set Pre_Ship = Scriptmanager set xmldoc1 = nothing End Function<br>
This section includes items that have been raised via Support and escalated to Development for resolution within this release.
Hazardous Shipping. Resolved Issue with Incorrect Handling of Infectious Detail
An issue has been resolved whereby infectious contact information was printed on hazardous shipping papers for dangerous goods of all classes, causing carriers to reject shipments. Infectious contact detail is now only displayed on appropriate shipments.
FedEx Server. Addressed Issue with Missing Line Items
Resolved issue whereby not all line items were submitted to the carrier for multi-piece shipments. In addition, improved the handling of FreightCharge, OtherCharge, and InsuranceCharge within the FedEx Server Commercial Invoice.
Outputs. Improved Error Handling for Windows Printing
Added enhanced error messages for windows printing to assist when debugging failures. Previously, error messages provided no indication to the cause of failure.
Consolidated Billing. Added Support for Linehaul Billing Options
Users can now select Linehaul billing options when operating with consolidated shipping. In support:
Also, refer to the XML Schema Changes section below.
This section contains information about minor changes and corrections. It can include issues raised in previous releases that have been corrected.
ATS. Amended Time In Transit Logic
ATS delivery date calculations now include weekends as valid days in transit. Note the following:
FedEx Freight Web Services. Added Support for Recipient Billing
Users can now select Recipient as the billing type when shipping with FedEx Freight Web Services. In support:
FedEx Server. Resolved Issue with Priority Alert Services
Corrected an error whereby the FedEx Server services Priority Alert and Priority Alert Plus were not handled correctly by the ship request. Also, refer to the XML Schema Changes section below.
The following templates have been updated and can be used with this release.
Template: SendSuite Live Ship
Version: Generation 1 – 1.21
Comments: Bill To Phone field is now correctly mapped to the Ship button
The following XML Schema changes are included in this release.
For Schema Name:
For Schema Name:
Added the following:
This section includes detailed run down of the changes included as part of FedEx certification
FedEx Server. FedEx Web Services. Carrier service name change.
The following services have been renamed to meet FedEx’s branding requirements:
FedEx Server. FedEx Web Services. Support for new carrier special services:
FedEx Server. FedEx SmartPost. Support for new formats and sizes for shipping labels:
FedEx Web Services. FedEx SmartPost Web Services. FedEx Freight Web Services. Support for new formats and sizes for shipping labels:
FedEx Web Services. Support for PDF and PDF Raw format for the following carrier generated outputs:
FedEx SmartPost Web Services.
Support for PDF and PDF Raw format for carrier generated Hazardous Shipping Papers (OP-900).
FedEx Freight Web Services.
Support for PDF and PDF Raw format for the following carrier generated outputs:
Note: There is a defect in FedEx FSMS 18.01 regarding rating and routing Ground shipments. SendSuite Live always requests the rate and the estimated delivery date, causing an error to be returned by FedEx Server when using any Ground service with FSMS 18.01. This is a known issue, and FedEx is currently working to resolve it in the subsequent 18.02 product version.
UPDATED: March 08, 2021