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1/5/2015 - Planned FedEx Outages

FedEx has announced a planned system outage for Saturday, January 10th and 17th, 2015:

FEDEX NOTICE:
Start: Saturday, January 10, 2015 11 pm ET
End: Sunday, January 11, 2015 2 am ET
Duration: 3 hours
Affected Environment: Production
Affected Functionality: Rating, Shipping, Tracking
FEDEX NOTICE:
Start: Saturday, January 17, 2015 10 pm ET
End: Sunday, January 18, 2015 1 am ET
Duration: 3 hours
Affected Environment: Production
Affected Functionality: Rating, Shipping, Tracking

12/15/2014 - Planned FedEx Outage

FedEx has announced a planned system outage for Saturday, December 27, 2014:

FEDEX NOTICE:
Start: Saturday, December 27, 2014 10 pm ET
End: Sunday, December 28, 2014 2 am ET
Duration: 4 hours
Affected Environment: Production
Affected Functionality: Rating, Shipping, Tracking

8/20/2014 - Planned FedEx Outage

FedEx has announced a planned system outage for Saturday, August 30, 2014:

FEDEX NOTICE:
Start: Saturday, August 30, 2014 10 pm ET
End: Sunday, August 31, 2014 2 am ET
Duration: 4 hours
Affected Environment: Production
Affected Functionality: Rating, Shipping, Tracking

7/17/2014 - What Does 1 Year Tell Us?

We recently passed 1 full year of monitoring here at Shipping API Monitor so we wanted to take a look back at the prior 12 months of data and see what the year looked like. How many outages, longest outage, which API had the best uptime, and other stats. See all the details in a post over on the LexiConn Blog!

7/7/2014 - Planned FedEx Outage

FedEx has announced a planned system outage for Saturday, July 12, 2014:

FEDEX NOTICE:
Start: Saturday, July 12, 2014 10 pm ET
End: Sunday, July 13, 2014 1 am ET
Duration: 3 hours
Affected Environment: Production
Affected Functionality: Rating, Shipping, Tracking

6/27/2014 - Planned FedEx Outage

FedEx has announced a planned system outage for Saturday, July 5, 2014:

FEDEX NOTICE:
Start: Saturday, July 5, 2014 10 pm ET
End: Sunday, July 6, 2014 2 am ET
Duration: 4 hours
Affected Environment: Production
Affected Functionality: Rating, Shipping, Tracking

5/15/2014 - Planned FedEx Outage

FedEx has announced a planned system outage for Saturday, May 24, 2014:

FEDEX NOTICE:
Start: Saturday, May 24, 2014 10 pm ET
End: Sunday, May 25, 2014 2 am ET
Duration: 4 hours
Affected Environment: Production
Affected Functionality: Rating, Shipping, Tracking

1/20/2014 - FedEx Monitoring Resolved

The FedEx maintenance on 1/18/2014 included a change which broke our monitoring of their API. Even though their system came back online our monitoring script was continuing to see a failure. We use a third party shipping API tool for PHP called RocketShip.it, which upon upgrading to their newest release (v1.2.7.0 01/19/2014) resolved our connection issue and FedEx monitoring is now working correctly.

Based on RocketShip.it's change log, in August they upgraded their implementation of the FedEx Ship API to v12, which is most likely the fix we needed for our monitoring system. We can not be sure as we do not know exactly what FedEx changed with their most recent maintenance. If your online store is no longer working with FedEx after this change you may have a similar issue. Check with with your developer or your software's support to see if an upgrade is required to resolve it.

1/19/2014 - FedEx Monitoring Incorrect

After the FedEx maintenance on 1/18 our monitoring of their API has been failing even though their API is back up and online. We are reviewing the issue to see if something with the API has changed which is resulting in a fake "Down" report in our system.

1/6/2014 - Planned FedEx Outage

FedEx has announced a planned system outage for Saturday, January 18, 2014:

FEDEX NOTICE:
Start: Saturday, January 18, 2014 10 p.m. ET
End: Sunday, January 19, 2014 12 a.m. ET
Duration: 2 hours
Affected Environment: Production
Affected Functionality: Rating, Shipping, Tracking

12/30/2013 - FedEx Outage Update

Our tracking for this weekend shows 32 small outages for FedEx totalling 117 minutes of total downtime, which all fall within their scheduled outage window of 10pm 12/28 - 2am 12/29. (See the prior news entry below for the outage details.) It appears their system was sporadically up and down during the outage which is why our tests sometimes connected successfully, resulting in the long list if outages.

In order to not bombard subscribers with notifications, our Twitter and Email notifications are only sent after 3 consecutive minutes of downtime or uptime. So if you're wondering why the outage list is long but you only received 1 set of outage notifications that would be why.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us!

12/20/2013 - Planned FedEx Outage

FedEx has announced a planned system outage for Saturday, December 28, 2013:

FEDEX NOTICE:
Start: Saturday, December 28, 2013 10 p.m. ET
End: Sunday, December 29, 2013 2 a.m. ET
Duration: 4 hours
Affected Environment: Production
Affected Functionality: Rating, Shipping, Tracking

9/3/2013 - Outages Posted on Twitter!

Receive outage notifcations on Twitter! Our monitoring system now posts a tweet after an API has been down for 3 minutes and another tweet when it's been online for 3 consecutive minutes. Follow us here: https://twitter.com/shipapimonitor

8/29/2013 - Planned FedEx Outage

FedEx has announced a planned system outage for Saturday, August 31, 2013:

FEDEX NOTICE:
Start: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10 p.m. ET
End: Sunday, September 1, 2013 2 a.m. ET
Duration: 4 hours
Affected Environment: Production
Affected Functionality: Rating, Shipping, Tracking

8/26/2013 - Outage Notifications by Email!

Email Notifications are now available for API outages! Use the signup form on the right side of any page to subscribe and we'll email you anytime your selected APIs are offline for 3 consecutive minutes and again when they are back up and stable for 3 consecutive minutes.

7/24/2013 - RSS Feeds

We now have RSS Feeds available! Click on the orange RSS icon in the menu above to see the options. The feeds contain each outage as they occur. They are available for individual APIs as well as a combined feed with all the APIs we monitor.

7/9/2013 - Announcing Shipping API Monitor

LexiConn Internet Services announces the release of Shipping API Monitor, an automated online service which monitors the shipping APIs of FedEx, UPS, and USPS.