There are are few requirements that must be met in order to successfully rate and purchase FedEx shipping labels via the EasyPost API. Note that FedEx currently only supports alcohol shipping for domestic US shipments.
FedEx Alcohol Shipping Agreement
FedEx requires that you first sign an Alcohol Shipping Agreement with them before you can ship Alcohol. For this step, you will need to reach out to a FedEx representative for assistance. FedEx will then enable the account to ship alcohol.
When a shipment is created in EasyPost, you mush include a couple of options (see Shipment Options) in order to rate alcohol shipments:
- (type: boolean) - use true if you plan to ship alcohol
- (type: freeform) - use 'signature' or 'adult_signature' as a signature will be required with alcohol shipments.
FedEx maintains it's own database for US residential and business addresses and they will only ship alcohol to an address that they identify as a business address.