We need to declare dangerous goods when printing FedEx shipping labels


There are various attributes required to be sent to FedEx when declaring dangerous goods. These attributes need to be added to order's item extended properties or to order extended properties. Please note that if you are sending a composite item, properties would need to be added to the child items only.

List of required properties and settings:

1) DangerousGoods Item or Order extended property needs to be set to TRUE or YES

2) HazardousCommodityOptionType Item or Order extended property needs to be set to one of the following: BATTERY/HAZARDOUS_MATERIALS/LIMITED_QUANTITIES_COMMODITIES/ORM_D/REPORTABLE_QUANTITIES/SMALL_QUANTITY_EXCEPTION

3) RegulationType Item or Order extended property can be set to one of the following: ADR/DOT/IATA/ORMD

4) Should you wish to print the DG documents, you would need to tick the Dangerous Goods Declaration and/or OP-900 checkboxes in the FedEx config:

5) There are some additional DG elements that can be added as Item and Order extended properties, should they be needed:

CargoAircraftOnly: YES/ TRUE or NO/ FALSE

Overpack: YES/ TRUE or NO/ FALSE 

HazardousCommodityId: Free text

ProperShippingName: Free text

TechnicalName: Free text

HazardClass: Free text

QuantityAmount: Free Text

QuantityType: GROSS or NET

QuantityUnits: Free Text

Please note!

  • For UK domestic DG shipments, the Shipper's ADR Number is not included with the ship request itself. The Shipper must be pre-approved for domestic DG by FedEx and their ADR number is retrieved automatically from FedEx backend and incorporated within the label image returned by FedEx
  • Failure of the ADR number to appear on the label could cause the shipment to held within the FedEx network.
  • Customers can only create outbound DG shipments, returns or third-party DG shipments are not permitted.

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