Pack Like a Pro

We understand. You want to get your shipment safely to its destination in the same condition it was sent. You can do your part by reviewing our tips on how to pack and following our detailed packaging guidelines. Please click on the guide below. For more information on packaging and the availability of different products, contact FedEx Customer Service.

 

Follow the Basics

 

    1. Cushioning
Choose cushioning of appropriate density and thickness and use enough to fill all void spaces in your shipping container.
      3. Sealing
Apply at least three strips of packing tape (no duct or masking tape) to the top and bottom sides of the container using the H taping method.
             
    2. Boxing
Select an appropriate container that is large enough to accommodate the proper thickness of cushioning material.
      4. Labeling
Place the shipping label with the recipient's full address on the most visible side of the container away from any folds or seams.

FedEx Packaging

After more than 20 years in the business we know what it takes to get it delivered.

We know that sound packaging is vital to the swift delivery of your shipment. We have therefore developed our own range of ready-to-use, self-sealing packaging in a choice of shapes and sizes. Each design has proven it's worth many millions of times.

And they're all available free of charge when you give your shipment to FedEx.

You can also order Free FedEx Packaging

 

Your Shipping Need Our Solution
Packaging for standard-size and legal-size documents

FedEx® Envelope (window)

  • Holds up to 60 unfolded pages of standard A4 paperwork
  • Total weight (including contents, documentation and the envelope) must not exceed 500 grammes. The special FedEx Envelope rate only applies up to this weight
  • Mark the 'FedEx Envelope' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill
  • Internal measurements: Height 24.1 cm, Width 31.8 cm

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Tear- and water-resistant packaging

 

FedEx® Pak

  • For larger documents or other compact items
  • Total weight (including contents, documentation and packaging) must not exceed 2.5 kg. A special FedEx Pak rate applies up to this weight
  • Mark the 'FedEx Pak' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill
  • Internal measurements: Height 30.5 cm, Width 39.4 cm

FedEx® Padded Pak

  • Tear- and water-resistant, oversized envelope intended for shipping heavier documents that require additional protection
  • Total weight (including contents, documentation and packaging) must not exceed 2.5 kg. A special FedEx Pak rate applies up to this weight
  • Mark the 'FedEx Pak' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill
  • Internal measurements: Height 29.8 cm, Width 39.3 cm

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Packaging for plans, posters, fabric rolls, charts or blueprints

FedEx® Tube

  • Self-sealing tube that is ideal for drawings, blueprints, charts, photographs, fabric samples and any other items which are better rolled than folded
  • Mark the 'FedEx Tube' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill
  • Internal measurements: Height 96.5 cm, Width 15.2 cm, Depth 15.2 cm
  • Weight limit: 9 kg
  • The minimum weight charged is 4 kg
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Boxes in a variety of sizes

FedEx® Small Box

  • Self-assembly box designed to hold a single reel of magnetic tape, small documents, catalogs, file folders, videotapes and CDs
  • Mark the 'FedEx Box' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill
  • Internal measurements: Height 27.6 cm, Width 31.1 cm, Depth 3.8 cm
  • Weight limit: 9 kg

FedEx® Medium Box

  • Self-sealing box designed for binders, books or large documents
  • Mark the 'FedEx Box' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill
  • Internal measurements: Height 29.2 cm, Width 33 cm, Depth 6 cm
  • Weight limit: 9 kg

FedEx® Large Box

  • Self-sealing box designed for large stacks of paper, computer print outs, machine parts, etc
  • Mark the 'FedEx Box' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill
  • Internal measurements: Height 31.4 cm, Width 45.4 cm, Depth 7.6 cm
  • Weight limit: 9 kg

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Boxes for cost-effective international shipping



Please note that FedEx 10kg Box or FedEx 25kg Box will only be available for your export and import shipments if you agree to pay the fixed 10kg or 25kg rate which will vary depending on the destination or origin. No discount can be applied.

FedEx® 10kg Box and FedEx® 25kg Box
Strong boxes to help your shipments arrive in good shape. For a flat rate, you can ship these double-walled boxes to more than 220 countries and territories via FedEx International Priority®.
*If box is not available, contact your local FedEx Customer Service or account executive.

FedEx® 10kg Box

  • A fixed rate via FedEx International Priority Service up to 10 kg
  • Mark the 'FedEx 10kg Box' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill
  • Internal measurements: Height 40.16 cm, Width 32.86 cm, Depth 25.8 cm
  • Bill Sender, Consignee or Third Party and Single Piece shipments only

FedEx® 25kg Box

  • A fixed rate via FedEx International Priority Service up to 25 kg
  • Mark the 'FedEx 25kg Box' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill
  • Internal measurements: Height 54.76 cm, Width 42.06 cm, Depth 33.49 cm
  • Bill Sender, Consignee or Third Party and Single Piece shipments only
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Packaging to ship noninfectious specimens

FedEx® Clinical Pak
Use this plastic overwrap for noninfectious clinical samples after they are inserted into a sturdy inner container. Properly packaged clinical-sample shipments smaller than 17.8 cm x 10.2 cm x 5.1 cm must be shipped in the FedEx Clinical Pak overwrap. Mark the 'Other' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill or select “Your Packaging” when creating a label with our automation tools.

  • Internal measurements: Height 34.3 cm, Width 45.7 cm
  • Weight limit: 9 kg
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Packaging for Biological Substance, Category B (UN 3373) specimens

FedEx® UN 3373 Pak
Use this plastic overwrap for specimens containing or suspected of containing infectious substances meeting the International Air Transport Association (IATA) definition of Biological Substance, Category B (UN 3373). Properly packaged shipments smaller than 17.8 cm x 10.2 cm x 5.1 cm must be shipped in the FedEx UN 3373 Pak overwrap. Mark the 'Other' box in Section 5 of the International Air Waybill or select “Your Packaging” when creating a label with our automation tools.

  • Internal measurements: Height 34.3 cm, Width 45.7 cm
  • Weight limit: 9 kg
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We also have FedEx International Air Waybills, FedEx Expanded Service International Air Waybills and FedEx Air Waybill Pouches. Click here to order.

Express Packaging Tips


To ensure your consignments arrive ontime and in good condition, it is vital you take time to pack & label them correctly.


Packaging

Yes

  • Only use rigid cartons in good condition with all edges intact.
  • Don't exceed the weight specifications for your box.
  • Pack contents in the centre of the carton, cushioned on all sides using polystyrene chippings or bubble wrap. Ensure items that will not fit into cartons or have sharp edges andprotrusions are thoroughly wrapped, with taped corrugated panels or pads.
  • If you send liquids check that the cases hermetically sealed. For the shipping of fragile goods we suggest the use of wooden cases and separators inside. Include inside the carton, a document (e.g. business card or letterhead) that carries your address and both your and your recipient's telephone number.
  • Tape all seams and flaps well, with pressure-sensitive plastic tape. Tape should be at least 5.1 cm wide, but preferably 7.6 cm wide.
  • If finishes could be damaged or soiled in transit, place in protective container.


No

  • Don't ship light weight gift boxes unless packed in stronger cartons.
  • Don't ship packages smaller than 18x10x5cm. Instead pack small items into larger cartons.
  • Never use cellophane tape, masking tape, string or rope, avoid duct tape and kraft-paper tape for sealing.

Labelling

Yes
Ensure that the address label has both the recipient's and your own address clearly marked.

  • Clearly print address and include phone numbers, ZIP or postcode.
  • Place all package labels on the same surface of carton's largest size.
  • Take care to ensure all labels are securely adhered. When shipping odd shaped items use a securely attached tie-on Air Waybill* tag or pouch.
  • Hand write the Air Waybill* number with clear characters.


No

  • Don't cover sender or recipient information.
  • Don't place any tape or shrink wrap over labels.

 

* Please remember that each Air Waybill must be signed twice by the Sender (FedEx Ship Manager users: signature is not required).

 


Checklist

  1. Fragile goods with separators
  2. Liquids cases hermetically
  3. Rigid cartons in good condition edges intact
  4. Contents cushioned on all sides
  5. All items thoroughly wrapped using polystyrene chippings or bubble wrap
  6. Tape all seams and flaps well
  7. Use suitable tape
  8. Remove old labels
  9. Sender and recipient address on label
  10. Sender and recipient details enclosed
  11. All labels on same surface of carton
  12. All labels securely adhered
  13. Proper weight for carton
  14. Print clearly




You can order free FedEx packaging here and request a pick-up here.