FedEx® International DirectDistribution

FedEx® International DirectDistribution

Save time and money by combining multiple package or freight shipments into one unit for customs clearance.


FedEx Trade Networks, part of FedEx Logistics

Save time and money by combining multiple package or freight shipments into one unit for customs clearance.


FedEx Trade Networks, part of FedEx Logistics

Get improved delivery times, reduced clearance fees and lowered warehouse costs with FedEx® International DirectDistribution. We’ll consolidate your shipments traveling to the same location for customs clearance then deconsolidate them for direct delivery to your customers.

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Priority

For optimum order fulfillment of priority shipments, FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution reduces both delivery time and costs.

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Air

FedEx International DirectDistribution Air Solutions deliver your in-demand products to market faster with the reliability and safety of FedEx.

FedEx OnSite

Ocean

FedEx International DirectDistribution Ocean Solutions provide seamless movement of your products with enhanced control and flexibility.

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Ground

FedEx International Ground Distribution is a distribution service that may save you money on your consolidated shipments to Canada. 

​FedEx Express Drop Boxes

Surface

FedEx International DirectDistribution Surface Solutions give you an efficient, cost-effective way to transport your goods across Canada, U.S. and Mexico borders.

The Ideal Solution for the Real World

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Fewer Steps, Fewer Stops

Replace the maze of multiple distribution channels with a factory-direct shipping solution. By streamlining your supply chain, you'll save time and money while delivering a better customer experience.

Traditional Distribution vs.
FedEx® International DirectDistribution

Traditional Distribution

Shipping with traditional distribution can be a complex and prolonged process that costs you time and money.

Traditional Distribution

FedEx International DirectDistribution

By replacing the maze of multiple distribution channels, FedEx International DirectDistribution gives you a single-source, fast-moving and flexible solution.

FedEx International DirectDistribution

Here’s How FedEx International DirectDistribution Works

  1. From origin manufacturing facility, multiple packages or freight are consolidated into a single shipment.
  2. Goods are transported internationally via air, surface or ocean modes and clear customs as a single shipment.
  3. After deconsolidation, FedEx delivers packages or freight directly to multiple customers and retailers.

What Can FedEx International DirectDistribution Do for You?

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You decide how your business can benefit from a streamlined supply chain. The tools and services available through FedEx International DirectDistribution are customized to fit your business needs and integrated to provide you with the most value.


How FedEx International DirectDistribution
Improves Your Supply Chain

 

With FedEx International DirectDistribution, your supply chain benefits from:

  • The convenience of a single-source provider
  • Bypassing distribution centers, which reduces supply chain complexity and minimizes the risk of shipment error, loss or damage
  • Shipment visibility from origin to destination, and timely, accurate shipment-status information
  • Inventory fluidity, which minimizes the costs of inventory being held up in transit
      

With FedEx International DirectDistribution, your business can:

  • Respond quicker to market changes
  • Reduce shipment duties and taxes
  • Reduce inventory carrying costs
  • Reduce inventory obsolescence
  • Eliminate time-consuming paperwork and manual accounting procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

With FedEx International DirectDistribution, FedEx quickly and easily moves your goods across oceans and borders to customers and retail stores. Our portfolio of services combines the reliability and efficiency of the FedEx shipping network with the international forwarding and customs expertise of FedEx Logistics to consolidate multiple packages or freight into one shipment for efficient clearance through customs — bypassing distribution centers and cutting costs and time to market.

Traditional distribution often involves multiple service providers, handoffs and the use of a distribution center. These factors can slow down the distribution process and result in increased inventory, poor visibility and an increased risk of error, loss or damage.

Traditional Distribution

FedEx International DirectDistribution offers a flexible end-to-end solution. FedEx consolidates multiple packages or freight into one shipment to reduce fees and streamline clearance through customs, before transporting and distributing individual shipments directly to customers and retailers without your goods stopping at a distribution center or warehouse.

FedEx International DirectDistribution

FedEx International Priority is a point-to-point international service that transports one shipment to a single delivery address. FedEx International DirectDistribution consolidates multiple packages or freight into one shipment for efficient clearance through customs — bypassing distribution centers. Packages are delivered directly to multiple destination delivery addresses, which can reduce your costs and time to market..

With FedEx International DirectDistribution, your company can:

  • Ship multiple packages to multiple destination delivery addresses in a single destination country.
  • Keep your inventory in transit rather than sitting in a warehouse or distribution center.
  • Increase your speed to market.
  • Reduce your costs by cutting clearance fees and lowering inventory carrying costs.
  • Coordinate with a single point of contact to help manage your distribution needs.

There are many situations where you want to reduce your international supply chain costs and transit time. Some examples where FedEx International DirectDistribution is useful are:

  • Seasonal programs tied to specific holidays.
  • Product launches.
  • Inventory replenishment.
  • When your distribution center infrastructure is at capacity or nonexistent.
  • Industry sectors where consumer tastes change rapidly.

FedEx International DirectDistribution air and ocean solutions are available from Asia, Europe and select locations in Latin America to the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

FedEx International DirectDistribution Surface Solutions are available between Canada and the U.S. or to the U.S. from Mexico.

Yes. You can use FedEx International DirectDistribution for shipments that will bypass a warehouse. For instance, when you are launching a new product and need to ship directly to customers for greater speed to market, FedEx International DirectDistribution would be a good solution. You also can use FedEx International DirectDistribution to stock multiple warehouses in a country and still save on clearance brokerage fees. By consolidating shipments destined for multiple warehouses into a single shipment entry, you can reduce your clearance costs.

Contact your FedEx account executive for more information. In addition, you can email direct_distribution@ftn.fedex.com or call the FedEx Logistics Customer Contact Center at 1.800.249.2953 for FedEx International DirectDistribution air and ocean solutions.

Different documents are needed based upon the specific FedEx International DirectDistribution solution that you choose. Contact your FedEx account executive for more details.

Labeling can be supported at origin and destination. Contact your FedEx account executive for more details.

Yes. FedEx Logistics can label packages upon arrival for FedEx International DirectDistribution air and ocean solutions. Additional fees will apply. Contact your FedEx account executive for more details.

Yes. FedEx Logistics can repackage and relabel packages at origin and destination for FedEx International DirectDistribution air and ocean solutions. Additional fees will apply. Contact your FedEx account executive for more details.

Yes. FedEx Logistics can coordinate the consolidation of packages/shipments for FedEx International DirectDistribution air and ocean solutions. Additional fees will apply. Contact your FedEx account executive for more details.

Yes. FedEx Logistics can provide additional services (such as storage of freight at origin) for FedEx International DirectDistribution air and ocean solutions. Additional fees will apply. Contact your FedEx account executive for more details.

Global Order Logistics is a solution offered by FedEx Logistics that provides comprehensive logistics management through purchase order control and product level visibility to your international shipments via one company and visible in one easy-to-access system. Global Order Logistics is available at ftn.fedex.com.

  • For FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution®, you can track the entire distribution move on fedex.com or FedEx InSight.
  • For FedEx International DirectDistribution Surface Solutions, you can track all packages/shipments moving within the U.S. on fedex.com or FedEx InSight.
  • For FedEx International DirectDistribution air and ocean solutions, you can use FedEx Logistics My Global Trade Data, or for a fee, use the Global Order Logistics solution.

FedEx offers a variety of shipping automation tools to support FedEx International DirectDistribution. Please contact your FedEx account executive for help in determining the best FedEx electronic shipping solution for your business.

In most cases. Contact your FedEx account executive to determine whether your rates can be linked to your current discounts.


Getting Started

For more information, contact your account executive. Or call FedEx Customer Service at 1.800.463.3339, say "international” at the first prompt, say "something else” at the next prompt, and you’ll be connected to FedEx International DirectDistribution.

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Helpful Resources

 

Packaging Guidelines for Shipping Freight

Ensure your heavyweight items arrive safely at their destination with proper packaging. Review our guidelines for shipments weighing more than 150 lbs.

 

FedEx International Shipping Guide

Find out about markets in more than 220 countries and territories, stay current with regulatory updates, get customs documents and more.


 

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