All Things Shipping
Aug 21, 2020

The Basics: The FedEx Meter Number—What It Is and How to Locate It

In today’s world, we often rely on a unique series of numbers to find the information we need in our personal and business lives. From Social Security numbers to bank account numbers and everything in between, knowing the correct digits in the right order can be the key to accessing important information. With that in mind, we wanted to take a look at the FedEx meter number, and how accessing it and understanding its uses can help with your overall operations.

A FedEx meter number provides access to negotiated shipping rates, helps you manage tracking requests, and more. 

Getting Your FedEx Meter Number

If you don’t already have a FedEx account, you’ll need to set one up. Once you’ve set up this account, you can then keep track of customer (and other) contact information, track previous shipments you’ve made, and create one-piece shipments. You can also get free shipping supplies for FedEx Express, use online billing, have access to reporting tools, and otherwise streamline your shipping.

Once you have an account and are logged in, look at the FedEx Web Services choice on the menu. You’ll see some options; choose “Move to Production.” Then:

  • Click on “Get Production Key.” 
  • Check that you agree to terms of service. 

You’re now at the application stage and you’ll need to make three choices:

  • Whether or not you intend to resell your software
  • If you’ll be using FedEx Web Services for Shipping or for Office and Print
  • Whether you’re a corporate developer or consultant

After you complete that step, you’ll see your licensing agreement. After accepting it, you’ll be taken to where you need to provide your contact information. 

Once you click “continue,” you can update your profile settings or continue once again—and, at that point, you’ll reach a page that contains an Authentication Key.

This is also where you will find your FedEx meter number.

With that number in hand, you can officially enable your account and begin to use the benefits of the meter number, including package tracking.


Learn more about how Shippo integrates with over 55 global carriers including FedEx, for an easy and convenient shipping solution—right at your fingertips.

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Kelly Boyer Sagert
is a full-time freelance writer living in the Cleveland area. Her range of expertise spans business, finance, logistics, automotive, e-commerce and more.

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