What Determines My Shipping Cost?

Here are some of the things that go into how much you pay for FedEx® shipping

When you walk into a FedEx location to drop off a package that you would like shipped to your cousin on the other side of the country, you are offered several options, each with a different price point. How are those prices determined? Let this handy chart show you, and then try out our price calculator!

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Shipment size

The size of the package is a key determining factor of your shipping rate. As a general rule, the bigger the package, the more it costs to ship.

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How much your shipment weighs

Along with the size of your package, its weight factors heavily into your shipping cost. Heavier packages cost more to ship, so pack strategically; no heavier than necessary, but with plenty of padding and sturdy boxes!

Delivery speed

FedEx is known for our overnight delivery options, but if you are able to give us a bit more time, we will pass those savings on to you. Even our most affordable options are generally some of the fastest in the industry and are backed by a money-back guarantee, so you will get competitive transit times no matter which option you choose. Explore your shipping options.

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Customize your shipment

FedEx offers many standard shipping features like package tracking and time-definite and day-definite delivery, but did you know that you can also add options like packing, signature service or a variety of delivery times for a fee? Check out all of our shipping services to find the best options for your shipment.

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Saving tips

FedEx offers so many options, we are able to tailor a delivery to meet all your shipping needs. There are even a few ways to save on your shipment, like using our complimentary shipping boxes for your FedEx Express® deliveries or avoiding the residential delivery charge by having your package held for pickup at one of our many convenient locations, including grocery stores and pharmacies.

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