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FAQs

  • Managing Your Account

What payment options are available?

Payment may be in the form of a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB).

How do I request a refund or adjustment to my invoice if I experience a late delivery?

Please contact us at 800 988 1888 (for telephone users, toll free)/ 400 886 1888 (for mobile phone users).

How can I request a copy of my original or adjusted FedEx invoice?

To request a copy of your invoice, please contact the FedEx revenue operation hotline at 400 820 1338 for assistance.

How do I close my account? / How do I close my shipping account?

Please contact us at 800 988 1888 (for telephone users, toll free)/ 400 886 1888 (for mobile phone users).

  • Shipping

How can I get a quote before shipping?

You can get a quote through the Get Rates & Transit Times application at fedex.com.

How do I open a FedEx Account?

Applying for a FedEx account is easy. You can open an account online or call Customer Service.

Do I need a FedEx account to ship?

In order to ship online using FedEx Ship ManagerTM at fedex.com, a FedEx account and a fedex.com login are required. You can first open a FedEx Account online and then get a fedex.com login.

How do I start shipping online?

If you want to ship online using the full range of FedEx Ship Manager services on fedex.com, a FedEx account and a fedex.com login are required. You first need to open a FedEx Account, which you can either do online or by contacting Customer Service, and then you need to register for a fedex.com login ID and password.

For more information on what you need to ship a package, visit our online Service Guide.

What service do I use to ship my package?

FedEx Express® offers reliable, time-definite delivery of your most urgent shipments to more than 220 countries and territories around the world, all backed by our Money-Back Guarantee. Go to International Services and Solutions to select the service that meets your needs.

Can I prepare my shipping documents online?

Yes, it's easy to prepare your shipments online. If you already have a FedEx account number, logon to FedEx Ship Manager at fedex.com to process your shipment. Print out your shipping labels on a laser printer, and you're ready to ship.

Where can I get information on how to ship a package?

Find out everything you need to know before you ship any package through our comprehensive online Tools for Shipping.

Is it possible to change the service type or delivery time (faster service) of a package once I have already sent it?

Generally it is not possible to change the service type or delivery time of the shipment once it has been shipped.

How can I cancel a shipment I created online?

The window for cancelling a shipment is quite tight, but shipments can be cancelled using FedEx Ship Manager at fedex.com. Logon to FedEx Ship Manager at fedex.com and click on the Ship History tab. Select the shipment and click on the Cancel button.

I lost the label I printed. Can I reprint it?

Yes. FedEx Ship Manager at fedex.com allows you to reprint shipping labels and/or international documentation. FedEx labels and documents may be reprinted up to 12 hours after they are processed, or until midnight local time (whichever comes first). Click on the Ship History tab, select the shipment, and click on the Reprint button. If you have any problems please contact our Customer Technology Service team at 800 820 1336.

Can I get a copy of the delivery signature?

If you have the package tracking number, you can access the delivery city and signature information on fedex.com using the Track a Shipment application.

If you need further detailed delivery information, including exact address, please call us at 800 988 1888.

How do I change the delivery address for my shipment?

If you are the shipper or consignee, you may contact FedEx Customer Service at 800 988 1888 (for telephone users, toll free)/ 400 886 1888 (for mobile phone users) to request to change the delivery address.

I've shipped a package. When will FedEx make the delivery?

You can track the status of your package on fedex.com by inputting your tracking number and then you will be able to view the Estimated Delivery Date. We are unable to specify an exact delivery time. Delivery times depend on the service selected, but typically occur during normal business hours.

If you do not have your tracking number, contact the shipper in order to obtain the tracking number. Customer Service may be able to find your shipment information if you are unable to obtain your tracking number from the shipper. Contact us at 800 988 1888 (for telephone users, toll free)/ 400 886 1888 (for mobile phone users).

Can I schedule a pickup on FedEx Ship Manager at fedex.com?

Yes. Please ensure you keep a record of your booking number. If a booking number is not available, please contact FedEx Customer Service.

How do I order shipping supplies?

You can order Packaging Supplies online or by calling Customer Service.
You must have an account number to order supplies. Typically, FedEx will ship your supplies for delivery anywhere you designate within 3-4 business days.

Is FedEx Express shipment backed by a money-back guarantee?

Yes, you can request a refund or credit of your transportation charges if your shipments do not arrive by the delivery commitment time as published on fedex.com. For more information, please visit the fedex.com Service Guide and look for the money-back guarantee in the Terms and Conditions section.

Does FedEx offer delivery on Saturday? / Does FedEx offer weekend delivery?

FedEx Express offers Saturday delivery options to most metropolitan postal codes. The shipper must select the Saturday Delivery special handling option at the time of shipment.

A Saturday delivery surcharge will apply to FedEx Express shipments. Using our online tools is the best way to determine transit times for your shipments. Please visit Get Rates & Transit Times to find the service that best fits your needs. If the Saturday Delivery special handling option is not selected, the shipment will be delivered the next business day.

I am shipping a package. When will FedEx make the delivery? / When will it arrive?

Using our online tools is the best way to determine transit times for your shipments. Please go to the Get Rates & Transit Times application at fedex.com.

What are your delivery hours?

You can track the status of your package on fedex.com by inputting your tracking number and then you will be able to view the Estimated Delivery Date. We are unable to specify an exact delivery time. Delivery times depend on the service selected, but typically occur during normal business hours.

If you do not have your tracking number, contact the shipper in order to obtain the tracking number.
Customer Service may be able to find your shipment information if you are unable to get your tracking number from the shipper. Contact us at 800 988 1888 (for telephone users, toll free)/ 400 886 1888 (for mobile phone users).

I don't understand the route my shipment is taking. The city where my shipment is being scanned doesn’t appear to be on the correct route. Should I be concerned?

Shipments may move through regional sorting locations before arriving at their final delivery destination. Often shipments may not appear to be moving on the most direct route from the pickup location to the final delivery destination.

  • Tracking

Who can file a claim?

The sender, the recipient, or a third-party can file a claim. A letter of authorization is required if a recipient or third party to make a claim.

Can I get updates on the status of my claim?

If you email the claim form to us, you will receive acknowledgement of the email and regular updates on the status of your claim.

Who can receive claim settlements?

The sender will receive the claim settlement unless special arrangements are made with the shipper. Please contact us at 800 988 1888 (for telephone users, toll free)/ 400 886 1888 (for mobile phone users).

When should I file my claim?

Please visit our website for claim details, Terms and Conditions.

How do I check the status of a FedEx Express package with the tracking number?

For questions related to Tracking, please visit Tracking FAQ.

I'm expecting a package. When will it arrive?

You can track the status of your package on fedex.com by inputting your tracking number and then you will be able to view the Estimated Delivery Date. We are unable to specify an exact delivery time. Delivery times depend on the service selected, but typically occur during normal business hours.

If you do not have your tracking number, contact the shipper in order to obtain the tracking number. Customer Service may be able to find your shipment information if you are unable to get your tracking number from the shipper. Contact us at 800 988 1888 (for telephone users, toll free)/ 400 886 1888 (for mobile phone users).

I wasn't home when FedEx tried to deliver my package. What can I do to ensure delivery?

FedEx will attempt to deliver your package three times before returning it to the shipper.
When the courier is unable to leave your package, he/she will leave a tag on your door, informing you the AWB# and next delivery attempt. You can also call customer service hotline to specify your available date/time or to hold the shipment at FedEx station for your self-pickup.

How do I specify a time window for delivery?

FedEx has a variety of shipping options:

For FedEx Express shipments, we offer several services that each provides delivery by a certain time. For inbound shipments, the delivery time within urban areas for priority shipments is by 12:00 and for economy shipments is by 18:00 on a normal business day.

Please see our Get Rates & Transit Times application at fedex.com to view our delivery options. Please note, specific delivery times may vary by location, especially for rural areas.

My package was supposed to be here, but it has not arrived. What can I do?

The first step is to track the status of your package at fedex.com using your FedEx tracking number. The tracking number enables us to provide you with your package's most up-to-date tracking information. If the tracking results do not answer your question, your next step can be to contact FedEx for further assistance.

If you do not have your tracking number, contact the shipper in order to obtain the tracking number. FedEx Customer Service may be able to find your shipment information if you are unable to get your tracking number from the shipper. Contact us at 800 988 1888 (for telephone users, toll free)/ 400 886 1888 (for mobile phone users).

I tracked my shipment, and it appears there is a customs or clearance delay. What should I do?

Customs and clearance delays occur for a variety of reasons. If Customs requires additional information from the shipper or recipient, FedEx will attempt to contact them.

I tracked my shipment, and there are no scans. What should I do?

If there are no scans for the tracking number entered, contact your shipper to verify the tracking number is correct. If you are the shipper, and it has been more than 24 hours since you dropped off the shipment or had the shipment picked up, please contact us at 800 988 1888 (for telephone users, toll free)/ 400 886 1888 (for mobile phone users).

When I first tracked the package, it had an estimated delivery date and now there isn't one. What does this mean?

We are able to provide the estimated delivery date information for many of our shipments. When the shipment encounters a delay or an exception in handling, we may not be able to accurately state when we expect the package to be delivered.

  • Others

How do I get my package to FedEx?

You can choose from the following options:

  • Drop your package off at a FedEx drop-off location
  • Arrange for a courier pickup by calling Customer Service
  • Schedule a regular pickup with Customer Service

How do I find a FedEx Drop-off location?

Click Find FedEx Locations to find the closest FedEx staffed locations near you.

How do I request a courier?

You can arrange a courier pickup by calling Customer Service.

If you ship many packages a week and would like to schedule a regular pickup, please call Customer Service.

When do package dimensions determine my rates?

Shipments in FedEx-provided packaging are not currently subject to dimensional weight pricing. Dimensional weight is a calculation of a shipment's weight based on the dimensional weight instead of its actual weight. To obtain a rate quote, you will need to provide shipment dimensions along with the actual weight of your shipment.

How do I calculate dimensional weight?

For all FedEx Express shipments to another country, dimensional weight is calculated by the following formula: Length x Width x Height (all in cm or all in inches)/ factor number, which is provided by FedEx.
FedEx reserves the right to assess transportation charges based on dimensional weight for all shipments.

Can I reroute a FedEx Express package in transit or make an address correction?

Yes. Only one reroute request per package is allowed to change a delivery address from what was originally on the air waybill or shipping label. The shipment reroute must be authorized by the sender.
A reroute includes a change to any one of the following:

  • From one street address to another in the same city/state
  • From Hold at FedEx Location instructions to a request for a delivery
  • From delivery instructions to a request for Hold at FedEx Location
  • From one Hold at FedEx Location to another in the same city/state

To reroute a shipment, call Customer Service and provide the following information:

  • FedEx tracking number
  • The new destination address and contact telephone number for the recipient

Please note that the FedEx Money-Back Guarantee does not apply to shipments that are rerouted.

Are there any extra charges for rerouting a package?

Yes, additional restrictions and fees may apply. There is no extra charge to hold packages for pickup instead of delivery; however, the person authorized to pick up the package will need to present a photo I.D. The FedEx Money-Back Guarantee does not apply to shipments that are rerouted.

FedEx reserves the right to determine the mode of transportation (including air, ground, or other carriers) to get your shipment to its new destination as quickly as possible. FedEx will attempt to honor the new delivery request, but verification and handling procedures may result in delays.

How can I learn about FedEx career opportunities?

Visit our careers section for more information about how to apply for a position at FedEx Express.

As a student, what is the best way for me to get information about FedEx?

We suggest that you explore the About FedEx section of the FedEx website. About FedEx offers a wealth of information about FedEx, press releases, and more.