FedEx SmartPost

The FreightWise application supports SmartPost rating, manifesting, and labeling. At its core, SmartPost is a hybrid between FedEx Ground and the USPS network. When manifesting and labeling in the FreightWise application a user will get a USPS label that is both tied to FedEx Ground and the USPS tracking number. 

 

Labels

When creating labels in the FreightWise system we get the USPS labels with Fedex/USPS tracking numbers.

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Rating

The FreightWise application goes to the trouble to rate all FedEx services and compare to the SmartPost rates. Although this sounds simple FedEx SmartPost is a very different service than the general FedEx Ground & Express services they offer.

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How to Ship with SmartPost

This guide assumes that a shipment has already been created and contains all the necessary commodity details.

Parcel Mode

FedEx SmartPost is a Parcel Service and is only available for parcel shipments. You may need to set the mode for the shipment to Parcel.

  • Click the Edit button to put the shipment into edit mode
  • In the Mode dropdown, select the Parcel option

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  • Click the Save button to apply the changes

Quote Shipment

To quote the shipment, click the Quote Shipment button

Note: Quoting is optional, but you will need to select FedEx Ground (Parcel) for the carrier in order for the SmartPost option to show in the Service dropdown.

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The Quote Results panel on the right side will display the results. Here we can see the quote for FedEx SmartPost:

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Select Parcel Service

After reviewing the quote, you can select the parcel service. The carrier is updated automatically when the parcel service is selected.

  • Click the Edit button to put the shipment into edit mode
  • In the Carrier dropdown, select FedEx Ground (Parcel)

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  • In the Service dropdown, select FedEx SmartPost

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Manifest Shipment

To manifest a shipment and request a label, click the Request Label button. When the process completes, the label will be available for printing.

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