Express Packaging Tips

Packaging Tips for FedEx Express

Proper packaging, sealing and addressing your FedEx shipments will ensure that your shipments will arrive on time and in good condition.


  • Don't exceed the weight specifications for your box.
  • Packages should be larger than 17.8 cm x 10.2 cm x 5.1 cm.
  • Center contents in sturdy box surrounded by cushioning (bubble wrap, "peanuts" or foam pads).
  • Cushion fragile items inside one box, then put into a larger box with 5.1 cm to 7.6 cm of cushioning around and inside the inner box.
  • Do not wrap the outer box with paper.
  • Cover sharp or protruding edges with taped corrugated panels or pads.
  • If finishes could be damaged or soiled in transit, place in protective container.


  • Seal seams and flaps with pressure-sensitive plastic tape. Tape should be at least 5.1 cm wide, but preferably 7.6 cm wide.
  • Never use cellophane tape, masking tape, string or rope.
  • Avoid duct tape and kraft-paper tape.


  • Provide complete sender and recipient addresses, including phone numbers and Postal codes.
  • Include your address and the destination address inside shipment (business cards are ideal).
  • Use tie-on air waybill tags for skis, tires, etc.