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FedEx Shipping w/Packing Options (2.30)

FedEx Shipping rate computation plugin enhanced with basic packing options that can send dimensions to FedEx rate calculation.


FedEx Shipping rate computation plugin has been enhanced with basic packing options.  Two additional options have been added to the original.  The added options send package dimensions to FedEx, whereas the original does not.

The desired option should be set in Admin > Configuration > Settings > All Settings  (filter Setting name: Starts With= fedex).  If no setting is present, then the default is the original code (PackByDimensions).  To select a different packing type, add a new setting record, with Setting Name = fedexsettings.packingtype and one of these Values:

  • PackByDimensions

Original - this is the default.  It does not send dimensions to FedEx API; only weight.  The number of packages is calculated based on total product item dimensions.

  • PackByVolume

The numbr of packages is based on the total product volume.  Then, it calculates package dimensions based on cube root of volume.  Volume defaults to 5,184 cubic inches and can be supplied via a setting "fedexsettings.packingpackagevolume"

  • PackByOneItemPerPackage

Each shopping cart item is a separate package.  Each shopping cart item's dimensions are used to create its FedEx package dimensions.   This is the option that should be used with the Shipping Director when it will perform the packing.  (Currently, nopC shipping plugins cannot take "packages"; thus, the Shipping Director fabricates dummy shopping cart items with "packed" dimensions, weight, and total price.).