FedEx Courier Services: Express Shipping and Logistics

FedEx international shipping and alternatives

FedEx is an international courier company with headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, that offers domestic deliveries within the US as well as international shipping, cargo and freight transport all over the world. Find out all about FedEx Track and Trace Service, FedEx express quotes, customs brokerage procedures and more. Get alternative global solutions with the best international logistics companies on our booking.

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FedEx shipping quotes for economy and express shipping

FedEx domestic economy and express quotes

FedEx offers economy and express parcel deliveries within the US though their domestic network. These FedEx deliveries cover continental US as well as Alaska and Hawai’i. Find the base quotes and how long does it takes for FedEx to deliver a parcel in our table below.

Domestic deliveriesPriceWeightDelivery time
FedEx OvernightFrom US $ 210.46Up to 150 lbs (68kg)1 working day
FedEx 2DayFrom US $ 121.42Up to 150 lbs (68kg)2 working days
FedEx Express SaverFrom US $ 80.79Up to 150 lbs (68kg)3 working days
FedEx GroundFrom US $ 32.56Up to 50lbs (26kg)5 working days

FedEx international shipping services and prices

The FedEx international shipping services are especially indicated for those who want to send a parcel to the US. FedEx quotes in Europe depend on the weight and size of the package, as well as the selected route. Get an overview of the standard and express FedEx quotes in Europe, for shipping to the US from the UK:

Shipping service US-UKPriceWeightDelivery time
FedEx International PriorityFrom US $ 159.46 (approx. £ 116)Up to 150 lbs (68kg)2 working days
FedEx International EconomyFrom US $ 148.89 (approx. £ 109)Up to 150 lbs (68kg)5 working days
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Does FedEx Xray packages?

Because of the volume of shipments they manage every day, FedEx will not Xray domestic parcels shipped by road. However, due to customs regulations, most international FedEx parcels will be scanned when they are shipped internationally. 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.

Clearance Delay when shipping with FedEx

Sometimes a package can get stuck at customs for multiple reasons. When this happens, FedEx will mark the 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 delivery, making sure any setbacks that may happen during customs clearance get solved immediately. If you want more information on customs procedures, you can read our dedicated page.

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FAQ: FedEx courier services, tracking and drop off services

What are FedEx restricted or prohibited items?
The first step to send a parcel with FedEx is to make sure the items can be shipped via courier. Some of the prohibited FedEx items are:
  • Fine jewellery, art and fur.
  • Watches with a value of over $1.000
  • Weapons, drugs, counterfeit goods and cash or stamps.
On the other hand, there are many restricted FedEx items, meaning that they can only be shipped 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. Additionally, you can also take a look at our list of courier prohibited and restricted items, which gathers the most common items considered prohibited by most logistics companies.
Does FedEx offer non-urgent international deliveries?
The express parcel shipping service is FedEx most prominent feature, bur they also offer non-urgent services to deliver parcels in Europe and the US. If you do not want to ship an express parcel with FedEx you can choose from their main European standard services:
  • FedEx International Economy®: FedEx transport services for deliveries in Europe
  • FedEx Europe First®: fast deliveries to main cities in Europe.
How long does it take for FedEx to deliver a parcel?
It depends on the selected route and the type of service. The fastest FedEx domestic deliveries can be delivered the next day.
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 a.m. and 9 p.m.
How do I track my shipment with FedEx?
After your item has been picked up, you will receive a tracking number. You can insert this number at the FedEx website, on the Track and Trace section, and see the status of your delivery. At Eurosender, a tracking number is provided to every package, independently of the selected courier, that you can use on our tracking tool to follow your shipment in real-time.
Where can you find the FedEx tracking number?
A FedEx tracking number consists of 12 to 14 digits that you can use to see what the status of your delivery is. Normally you should receive your FedEx tracking number from the person or company sending you the shipment. You can also sign up for FedEx InSight, where you can follow your order without a FedEx tracking number.
Can you track a FedEx package without tracking number?
Yes, it is possible to track a FedEx package without tracking number. You can use the reference number given to your parcel.
I missed my FedEx delivery, can I book a redelivery?
If you missed your FedEx 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 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 number and opt to schedule a redelivery yourself.
What is a FedEx redelivery?
FedEx redelivery is a service the courier company offers to their clients, allowing them to schedule another delivery attempt. To schedule a FedEx redelivery customer must contact the shipping company directly.
Can I book express FedEx services to ship cargo?
Yes, FedEx commercial solutions include express cargo shipping in the US 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.
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 the FedEx drop off locations and services?
The FedEx drop-off services allow customers to bring their parcel to a FedEx Drop Box. This service allows customers to bring small parcels from a FedEx Drop Off box, located in public spaces all over the US.
What is a FedEx account number?
You receive a FedEx account number when you register on the platform. This number will act as a user ID. When you want to know how to find your FedEx account number, you should go to the FedEx website and log in: then, go to Account Management in the menu on the left. After that, your FedEx account number will be visible.
Does FedEx offer deliveries on the weekend?
FedEx offers deliveries on the weekend as an extra service and for certain routes. If you want to have your FedEx parcels delivered on the weekend you can incorporate that service to your FedEx service when making the booking.
Do I need to print the shipping label when shipping with FedEx?
Yes, when shipping with FedEx you always have to print the label by yourself. When you don’t have a printer at hand, you can go to the nearest FedEx office and have it printed over there.
How can I contact FedEx by phone or email?
The local FedEx contact numbers are listed in FedEx website under the section named Customer Support. If you wish to contact FedEx via e-mail, you will have to fill in the form provided in the same page and wait for their response.
Do FedEx labels expire?
As long as the label is still readable, FedEx labels do not expire. Find more information regarding shipping labels on our dedicated page.
What to do when my package is not delivered by FedEx?
When your package is not delivered by FedEx, because it's lost for example, you should file a claim directly on their website. You can also file a claim when your shipment is incomplete or damaged.
Can I send a package to the UK with FedEx after Brexit?
Although Brexit has heavily impacted shipping and logistics, FedEx will still ship packages and cargo to and from the UK after Brexit. The company will have an adjusting period and is already organising their shipping services to work under Brexit. Packages to and from the UK could be subject to VAT and customs charges, which will make shipping with FedEx to the UK after Brexit a bit more difficult, but possible. If you want more information about the Brexit shipping rules you can check our dedicated page.

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Disclaimer: The information above is the result of online research conducted in November 2020. When looking for accurate information, such as the costs of shipping with FedEx, FedEx packing instruction and information about the cost of shipping with FedEx, always check the official website.