Using Web Service Code to Track FEDEX Packages

Environment: Web Services, .NET Web Service; written in VB.NET and Visual Studio 2003

Introduction

There was a need to track Federal Express Packages for my company from within my application. This Web Service was created with one public ally-accessible function—GetFedexTracking. This function takes two parameters. The first is an internal reference number or a FEDEX tracking number. The second is a string indicating the method of tracking. An XML document with the tracking information—or error information—is the result of this method call.

Things Necessary to Make This Work for You

If you do a search for word CHANGE, you will find four occurrences, including the one in this comment. Simply make the three necessary changes:

  1. Set the FEDEX_ACCOUNT constant to your account number.
  2. Set the FEDEX_URL constant to the URL given to you by FEDEX.
  3. Set the referrer property of the req object to your company name.

Use Restrictions

Feel free to use this as you see fit. All I ask is that if you make any enhancements, please send them to me. I know that this code is not very complex, but it was a pain to figure out because I could find no good samples around on how to do some of the things necessary to accomplish this.

Downloads

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Comments

  • Please provide me the FedEx URL

    Posted by panda_biswajit on 06/10/2008 02:28pm

    Please provide me the FedEx URL. I have the Fedex account with me but don't know the URL. Thanks Biswajit

    Reply
  • Fedex?

    Posted by Legacy on 07/11/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Ummite

    Fedex charge a fixed 12.50 for custom, + the normal taxes that apply. They are thief and I suggest you to use another company to ship!

    Reply
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