Fast Despatch Logistics Integration


Our latest carrier integration is Fast Despatch Logistics, also known as FDL. Having launched in 2015, FDL have rapidly grown from working with their first global online retailer to over 71 million orders delivered in 2021, as well as scaling from 1 depot to 60 across the country.

The Shiptheory team are excited to help FDL users automate the mundane tasks in their shipping process, The FDL team had the following to say about our exciting new partnership:

‘Teaming up with ‘Shiptheory is an amazing opportunity for us at Fast Despatch.  This exciting partnership will enable us to showcase our abilities in supporting UK businesses ranging from SMEs all the way up to global brands with their parcel logistics needs.  We’re excited to offer a new ‘dynamic’ courier experience focused on fast, reliable & excellent service.’

- Michael Allen, Commercial Manager at Fast Despatch Logistics

Key FDL Features

With a heavy emphasis on customer service and flexibility, FDL share a lot of the key values of Shiptheory. Here are some of FDL's biggest selling points as a carrier:

  • Flexible Timings: Heavily B2C focused, FDL offer 7 day a week delivery, including collection on Saturday for Sunday delivery. Weekend and Bank Holiday deliveries are also available at no extra charge!
  • Nationwide Delivery: With over 60 sites nationwide and over 71 million orders delivered last year, FDL can be trusted with deliveries across the UK.
  • Reporting: Orders can be tracked from FDL's intuitive customer dashboard. From here, they can manage real-time shipment tracking and performance reporting.
  • Tracking: GPS tracking, maps and photo ‘Proof Of Delivery’ (POD) for all orders, with data available for up to 14 months

Get started with FDL and Shiptheory for free!

Shiptheory has flexible payment plans that suit your business no matter the size, and once set up can automatically book in shipments and print shipping labels for FDL shipments without ever opening the Shiptheory dashboard.

To integrate FDL within your Shiptheory account, select FDL from the carrier list on the Shiptheory platform, add your credentials and get started for free!

FDL Shipping Rules

Shiptheory’s intelligent shipping rules engine enables you to automate every step of your shipping process based on a combination of shipping destination, order weight, value, product SKU’s and more.

Shiptheory's automation rules put large parts of your FDL fulfilment process on autopilot. Save you time and money by speeding up your entire shipping process, whilst integrating perfectly with your existing shipping process

FDL Support Docs

Our team have curated detailed support documents to help you make the most of your carrier integration with FDL, such as helping you manage your Advanced Settings.

If you're struggling, our team of expert are always on hand to help you out with any questions you have or assistance you used. To find out more about our latest carrier integration, head over to the FDL website.

Sam Paternoster

Marketing Communications Executive at Shiptheory