Holiday Shipping Tips — How Can FedEx Help?

Grab a head start on the holiday season with these holiday shipping tips from FedEx. Get pro tips about conveniently shipping and receiving packages on your schedule, choosing the best shipping option and more, all to make your holidays that much happier.

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Tip 1: Customize Your Deliveries

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Take More Control of Your Packages

FedEx Delivery Manager® offers you more control over your deliveries with real-time notifications that let you know your package’s location. Plus, with the option to request to hold for pickup at a FedEx location, Walgreens or participating retailer, you have the ability to redirect your holiday shipments for convenient pickup.


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Protect Your Packages

Boost your holiday security with an assist from FedEx Delivery Manager, a convenient service that lets you request to get your home deliveries when and where you want them. With over 70% of U.S. residents expecting holiday shipments this year, you can take more control of your packages and get more protection from “porch pirates” (thieves who take packages from someone’s front porch).

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Tip 2: Know Your Shipping Options

Speedy, Reliable FedEx Express

Need a gift there on the double? Or want your ski jacket to beat you to the slopes? Whatever you’re shipping during the holidays, FedEx Express will help you get it there in record time, and for a great value too. And with time-definite shipping in 1–3 business days and delivery as early as 8am, 10:30am or 3pm the next day, you’ll know exactly when your shipment will arrive.

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Affordable, Fast FedEx Ground

You probably spent plenty on the perfect gift for your father-in-law. Or maybe you’re shipping a small surprise to your favorite niece. But no matter how much your gift costs, it’s always a good call to choose affordable, fast FedEx Ground. With day-definite shipping in 1–5 business days, you’ll know what day your gift will arrive and you’ll know you got a great price on shipping.

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Tip 3: Ship on Your Schedule

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Get It There on Time

Are you an early holiday shopper? Or a last-minute gift grabber? Either way, FedEx has you covered. Between time-definite FedEx Express and day-definite FedEx Ground, you can be sure there is an option that gets your holiday shipment there on time. Whether you need it there tomorrow morning, or the morning after, or later this week, you’ll be happy with plenty of choices that fit your schedule and budget.


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Ready Wherever You Are

You’re all over the place during the holidays. Luckily, so are over 18,000 convenient FedEx locations and more than 40,000 drop boxes. Want to shop and ship on the same trip? Discover expert packing and shipping services at FedEx Office or FedEx Authorized ShipCenter, or pack it yourself at FedEx Ship Center. Ready to drop off your package? Quickly drop it off at a nearby Walgreens, Office Depot or one of several other FedEx locations.

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The holiday season is the busiest time of year for most businesses.

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