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Fast Despatch Logistics Guide

Fast Despatch Logistics (FDL) offers domestic shipping services for shipments from the United Kingdom, as well as an international service from the UK to Guernsey.

This guide provides developers an overview of shipping services that Fast Despatch Logistics offers and the service codes and other details that you will use to create Fast Despatch Logistics shipments.

Connect Your Account

ShipEngine API allows you to connect your Fast Despatch Logistics accounts programmatically without logging in to the ShipEngine API dashboard. This is useful if you have wrapped a custom UI around the ShipEngine API toolset and want to add or disconnect existing carrier accounts without exposing your end users to the API dashboard.

These APIs can be used in parallel with the ShipEngine Partner APIs to programmatically create new ShipEngine users, and then connect existing Fast Despatch Logistics accounts all via the API without logging into a dashboard. Together these APIs empower you to completely white-label the ShipEngine experience for your end users.

Continue below for instructions on how to programatically connect Fast Despatch Logistics using the ShipEngine API.

For instructions on connecting Fast Despatch Logistics via the ShipEngine dashboard, go to our Fast Despatch Logistics help article.

Fast Despatch Logistics Account Information Model

shipper_uuidShipper UUIDstringrequired

Example POST Call

POST /v1/connections/carriers/fast_despatch_logistics

POST /v1/connections/carriers/fast_despatch_logistics HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
"shipper_uuid": "123456789"

Example Response

Your account will now appear in your carriers list with an assigned carrier_id that you will specify when creating Fast Despatch Logistics shipments.

"carrier-id": "se-1234567"

Fast Despatch Logistics Service Details

ServiceAPI CodeDetails
Fast Despatch Logistics - 24 Hourfast_despatch_logistics_24hDomestic
Fast Despatch Logistics - 24 Hour - GB to GGfast_despatch_logistics_24h_gb_to_ggInternational to Guernsey

Weight & Dimensions

Both weight and dimensions are required for Fast Despatch Logistics shipments.

  • Max weight: 25kg

  • Max length: 120cm

  • Max volume: 150cm

Package Types

NameAPI CodePackage Attributes
Packagefast_despatch_logistics_packageDomestic, International

Return Services

Return services are not supported for this carrier.

Adding Shipment Insurance

Adding shipment insurance is not supported for this carrier.

Advanced Options

Advanced options are not available for this carrier.

To ensure you always have the most up-to-date information, use the List Carrier Advanced Options call.

Additional Carrier Details

You are now ready to create shipments using Fast Despatch Logistics via ShipEngine!