This just in from FedEx's web team:
Dear Valued FedEx Customer:
Please be advised that there will be a temporary service interruption on
Jan. 17, 2009 due to system updates and our quarterly corporate load.
Customers using FedEx Web Services, FedEx Ship Manager(r) API and FedEx
Ship Manager(r) Direct solutions within our production environment will
experience interruptions during the following times:
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009: All systems and services will be interrupted
beginning at 9 p.m. CST until 10:30 a.m. CST on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.
Please ensure that your appropriate team members are aware of these
temporary service interruptions.
We regret any inconvenience. If you have any questions or need technical
assistance, please contact one of our technical support representatives
via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Please reference the enclosed document for more details about the
service interruption and future enhancements.
Thank you for choosing FedEx.
The FedEx Web Integration Solutions Team
For those of you using FedEx shipping, please turn on other shipping options such as UPS or USPS over this weekend. We'd hate for you to lose any sales.