FedEx Courier Services: Express Shipping and Logistics

FedEx international courier services and parcel deliveries

FedEx is one of the most renowned international courier companies in the world, offering deliveries in the US and abroad.

Learn all about FedEx courier services, including the latest prices, pallet solutions, and customs brokerage procedures. At Eurosender, we cooperate with world-leading courier companies, including FedEx. Get a quote and start shipping right away.

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FedEx is one of the most renowned international courier companies in the world, offering deliveries in the US and abroad.

Learn all about FedEx courier services, including the latest prices, pallet solutions, and customs brokerage procedures. At Eurosender, we cooperate with world-leading courier companies, including FedEx. Get a quote and start shipping right away.

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FedEx shipping quotes for economy and express courier services

As one of the leaders in global logistics, FedEx offers various types of international courier services to cater to shipments of all sizes and requirements. FedEx shipping prices are calculated based on the service you choose, the pick-up and delivery locations, and the size of the shipment. To give you a better idea of how much shipping with FedEx courier services costs, we have gathered a few price examples below.

FedEx domestic courier service: economy and express quotes

FedEx offers economy and express parcel deliveries within the USA through their domestic network. These FedEx deliveries cover the mainland USA as well as Alaska and Hawaii. See below the starting rates and how long it takes for FedEx to deliver 5 kg parcels with different services.

Domestic deliveriesPriceWeightDelivery time
FedEx OvernightFrom US $227.33Up to 150 lbs (68kg)1 working day
FedEx 2DayFrom US $147.68Up to 150 lbs (68kg)2 working days
FedEx Express SaverFrom US $123.71Up to 150 lbs (68kg)3 working days
FedEx GroundFrom US $36.57Up to 50lbs (26kg)5 working days

FedEx prices for international parcel deliveries from the USA to the UK

FedEx international courier services are especially indicated for those who want to send a parcel to the USA from abroad and vice-versa. See below the services and price examples for FedEx courier services available for shipping a 5 kg parcel from the USA to the UK:

Shipping from USA-UKPriceWeightDelivery time
FedEx International FirstFrom US $380.14 (approx. £331)Up to 150 lbs (68kg)2 working days
FedEx International PriorityFrom US $321.21 (approx. £280)Up to 150 lbs (68kg)2 working days
FedEx International EconomyFrom US $307.05 (approx. £267)Up to 150 lbs (68kg)5 working days
Note: The FedEx shipping rates presented above are the results of online research conducted in February 2023.
Alternatively, you can get an instant quote with Eurosender and your shipment will be carried by FedEx or any other of our trusted logistics partners. All of our shipping prices are pre-negotiated, meaning that you will always get the most affordable option for your route.

Does FedEx x-ray packages?

Because of the volume of shipments they manage every day, FedEx will not x-ray domestic parcels shipped by road. However, due to customs regulations, most international FedEx parcels will be scanned when they are shipped abroad. In the US, all air cargo has to be screened before being shipped. Following US and EU regulations, packages and cargo are inspected and can be scanned in customs.

Customs with FedEx international courier services

A parcel can get stuck at customs for multiple reasons. When this happens, FedEx will mark the parcel delivery tracking with “Clearance delay”. This may happen simply because the volume of parcels is too high and FedEx is facing internal delay or because something is wrong with the parcel: it can be damaged, prohibited items can have been found during scanning or customs duties are waiting to be paid.

One of the best ways to make sure FedEx will not take too long during customs clearance and delay your delivery is to hire a customs brokerage service. By doing so, an agent will always be on top of your FedEx parcel delivery, ensuring any setbacks during customs clearance get solved immediately. Read more about how customs clearance works.

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FAQ about FedEx international courier services

Is FedEx considered a courier company?

Yes, FedEx is a multi-national courier that offers a wide range of logistics services and parcel delivery solutions throughout the world.

What are FedEx’s restricted and prohibited items?

The first step before booking FedEx parcel delivery is to make sure the items can be shipped via courier. Some of the items prohibited for shipping by FedEx courier service are:
  • Fine jewellery, art and fur.
  • Watches with a value of over $1,000
  • Weapons, drugs, counterfeit goods and cash or stamps.
In addition to these, there are also many items considered restricted by FedEx, meaning that they can be shipped but only under certain conditions. Check our dedicated page to read the full list of FedEx restricted and prohibited goods and understand the difference between these two categories. You can also take a look at our list of courier prohibited and restricted items, which gathers the most common items considered prohibited by logistics companies.

Does FedEx offer non-urgent international parcel deliveries?

The express parcel shipping service is FedEx's most prominent feature, but they also offer non-urgent courier services to deliver parcels in Europe and the USA. If you are not in a hurry when shipping a parcel with FedEx, you can choose from their main European standard services:
  • FedEx International Economy®: FedEx international courier service for deliveries in Europe
  • FedEx Europe First®: fast deliveries to main cities in Europe.

How long does it take FedEx to deliver a parcel domestically or internationally?

It depends on the selected route and the type of service. The fastest courier service offered by FedEx is the FedEx same-day, available only for domestic shipments within the US. For international courier services, FedEx offers express solutions with next-day delivery.

What is FedEx ground home delivery?

FedEx ground home delivery is a domestic US door-to-door courier service. This service covers all 50 US States and offers deliveries in 1-7 working days between 8 am and 9 pm.

How do I track my parcel shipment sent with FedEx courier service?

After your item has been picked up, you will receive a tracking number. You can insert this number on the Track and Trace section of the FedEx website to see the status of your delivery.
If you book your FedEx parcel delivery with Eurosender, you will receive a tracking number via email that you can use to check the status of your delivery online.

Where can I find the FedEx parcel tracking number?

The FedEx tracking number consists of 12 to 14 digits that you can use to see the status of your delivery. Normally you should receive your FedEx parcel tracking number from the person or company sending you the shipment.
If you book a parcel delivery through Eurosender and the assigned courier company is FedEx, you will receive a FedEx tracking number for each parcel. The FedEx parcel tracking number will be listed in the confirmation email you will receive from us. To check the transit of the parcel sent via FedEx, you can simply use our tracking tool or head to the FedEx website directly.
Alternatively, you can sign up for FedEx InSight, where you can follow your order without a FedEx parcel tracking number.

I missed my FedEx parcel delivery, can I book a redelivery?

If you missed your FedEx parcel delivery, here's what you can do.
  • Depending on the type of FedEx parcel delivery service you have booked, there will be up to three delivery attempts.
  • After a FedEx missed parcel delivery, the courier driver will leave a note at your address indicating when the next delivery attempt will take place.
  • Alternatively, you can contact FedEx courier service using their contact number and opt to schedule redelivery.

What is a FedEx redelivery?

FedEx redelivery is a service that allows you to schedule another delivery attempt. To schedule a FedEx redelivery, you must contact FedEx directly.
If you have scheduled your delivery through our platform, you can simply send us a message via chat, and we will organise everything on your behalf.

Can I book FedEx express courier services to ship cargo?

Yes, FedEx commercial solutions include express cargo shipping in the USA and Europe. Their most popular express cargo services are:
  • FedEx International Priority®: FedEx express courier services for urgent freight shipping to Europe.
  • FedEx International First®: FedEx express courier services for urgent worldwide freight shipping.
Read more about FedEx pallet delivery services.

Is FedEx a freight forwarder?

Yes, FedEx offers freight forwarding services for certain areas through FedEx Trade Networks. They offer ocean and air freight transport covering the whole world, as well as customs brokerage services and trade assistance.

What are FedEx drop-off locations and services?

FedEx drop-off services allow customers to bring their parcels to a FedEx Drop Box instead of waiting for the courier at home to collect or deliver the shipment. FedEx Drop Off boxes are located in public spaces all over the USA and are a safe way of organising FedEx parcel deliveries with increased flexibility on the schedule.

What is a FedEx account number?

You receive a FedEx account number when you register on their platform. This number will act as a user ID and will be connected to all your shipments and transactions done via FedEx international courier services when you are logged in.
To find your FedEx account number, you should go to the FedEx website and log in. Your FedEx account number should be visible under the Account Management menu.

Does FedEx offer deliveries during the weekend?

FedEx offers deliveries on the weekend as an additional service and only on certain routes. If you want to have your FedEx parcels delivered during the weekend, you can purchase this service option when placing your order for FedEx express courier services.

Do I need to print the shipping label when using FedEx courier services?

Yes, when shipping with FedEx, you always have to print the label yourself. When you don’t have access to a printer, in most cases, you can go to the nearest FedEx location and have it printed there.

How can I contact FedEx by phone or email?

The local FedEx contact numbers are listed on FedEx's official website under the section named Customer Support. If you wish to contact FedEx via email, you will have to fill in the form provided on the same page and wait for their response.
When you ship with us, you don't have to worry about calling yourself because we deal with all communication with the courier on your behalf.

Do FedEx labels expire?

FedEx shipping labels do expire, but the expiration period varies depending on the service booked. According to FedEx, once the shipping label is printed, it should normally be used within two weeks.
Read more about the importance of shipping labels.

What should I do when my parcel is not delivered by FedEx?

There are many possible reasons for unsuccessful FedEx parcel deliveries. It may be that it was stuck in customs, the consignee was not present at the address, or the parcel may even be lost.
If you had booked a service directly with FedEx, you should contact them and file a claim, if necessary. The claim procedure can be started if your shipment is declared lost, damaged, violated, etc by FedEx.
If the FedEx courier service was booked through Eurosender, we will carry out the entire claim procedure and act on your behalf.

Can I still send parcels to the UK with FedEx, even after Brexit?

Although Brexit has heavily impacted the shipping and logistics industry, FedEx still ships parcels and cargo to and from the UK. The main difference is that parcels to and from the UK are now subject to VAT and customs charges, which makes shipping with FedEx to the UK after Brexit a bit more time-consuming but still possible.
Read more about shipping after Brexit.
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Disclaimer: The information above is the result of online research conducted in February 2023. For more information about FedEx courier and parcel delivery services, please check the official website of FedEx.