FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

Applying for a FedEx account number is easy.
Open an account online or call Customer Service.

Shipping

In order to ship online using FedEx Ship Manager® at fedex.com, a FedEx account and a fedex.com login are required. You can first open a FedEx Account online and then get a fedex.com login.

You will first need a FedEx Account Number.
You can open an account online.
You can get an Account Number by contacting the Customer Service.
The second step is to register for a fedex.com login ID and password.

You can then begin shipping immediately using FedEx Express.

You can order Packaging Supplies online or by calling the Customer Service.
You must have an account number to order supplies. FedEx will ship your supplies for delivery anywhere typically within 3-4 business days.

FedEx Express offers reliable, time-definite delivery of your most urgent shipments to more than 220 countries/territories around the world, all backed by our Money-Back Guarantee.

Click here to select the service that meets your need. 

To ship a FedEx Express package, you will need to complete an international air waybill. .
You can complete it online using FedEx Ship Manager® at fedex.com.

You must use the FedEx International Air Waybill and print or type in the required information. You can order the FedEx International Air Waybill and other Packaging Supplies online, or call the Customer Service.

All non-document international shipments also require a Commercial Invoice. It is the official transaction record between an exporter and an importer, and is relied on by customs officials to clear shipments across international borders. Gifts, videotapes, drawings, and all other non-document shipments, regardless of value, require a Commercial Invoice.

For more information on how to prepare shipping documents to ship internationally, please visit our online Shipping Guide. Please visit our Customs Tools section, or call the Customer Service for more details.

A "document" shipment includes paper of little or no commercial value such as business correspondence, and generally doesn't require a Commercial Invoice. A "non-document" or “product” shipment defines all other shipments and printed materials of value. Examples include clothing, automobile parts, sports equipment, books, etc. All non-document international shipments require a Commercial Invoice.

We offer a money-back guarantee if we miss our published (or quoted, as in the case of FedEx® International Next Flight) delivery time by even 60 seconds, barring customs delays. See the FedEx Express Terms and Conditions for more information on the FedEx Express international money-back guarantee.

To submit a request for the reimbursement of transportation charges, click on this link.

Please click here to access the FedEx Express countries/territories not served page.

Drop off and Pick up

You can choose from these options:

Use our online Drop-off Locator to find the closest FedEx staffed locations or drop boxes near you. View or print a map showing FedEx locations and get driving directions. 

From the Shipping tab menu, select Schedule & Manage Pickups and you can schedule a same-day or next-day pickup for your FedEx Express packages.

If you ship many packages a week and would like to schedule a regular pickup, please call the Customer Service.

If you are not available to accept delivery of your shipment, your courier leaves a delivery attempt notice with information on when the next delivery attempt will be made.

If you need more information about a package, please call Customer Service. You can also track the status of your shipment online. 

Tracking

You can obtain a Signature Proof of Delivery letter with detailed information by providing the 9-digit FedEx account number. If the account number matches the shipper or payer of the shipment, you will be able to view detailed Signature Proof of Delivery information, which includes complete contact name, company name, street address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, and country information for both the shipper and recipient (if available).


Without the account number, only the signature is available.

The signature image and additional recipient information may not be available for display in all countries. This will be indicated on the Signature Proof of Delivery where applicable.

The status exception means that an unexpected event is preventing delivery of your package. Some examples of status exceptions include a customs delay, no one to accept delivery of your package, holiday, missing documentation, etc. If you want more information about the status of your package, please call Customer Service

If the tracking status of your shipment is “In Transit”, it means that your package is on its way to its final destination. It does not necessarily mean that your package is in a moving vehicle such as an aircraft of truck, it may be at a FedEx facility. 

A reroute is a request to change a delivery address from what was originally on the air waybill or shipping label. FedEx can reroute a shipment if it is authorized by the sender. Only one reroute per package is allowed.

A reroute includes a change:

  • From one street address to another in the same city/state
  • From Hold at FedEx Location instructions to a request for a delivery
  • From delivery instructions to a request for Hold at FedEx Location
  • From one Hold at FedEx Location to another in the same city/state

If you want to re-route a shipment, call Customer Service and provide the following information:

  • FedEx tracking number
  • The new destination address and contact telephone number for the recipient.

Yes, additional restrictions and fees may apply. There is no extra charge to hold packages for pickup instead of delivery, however the person authorized to pick up the package will require photo I.D. FedEx Money-Back Guarantee do not apply to shipments that are rerouted.

FedEx reserves the right to determine the mode of transportation (including air, ground, or other carriers) to get your shipment to its new destination as quickly as possible. FedEx will attempt to honor the new delivery request, but verification and handling procedures may result in delays.

If you do not have access to a tracking number, you can still track your shipments with Alternate Reference Tracking.

With Alternate Reference Tracking, you can track your shipments using reference numbers already assigned to a shipment. You can either track with or without an account number.

Note: Only unique matches will be displayed when tracking by reference without an account number. If multiple results are found for the same reference number, you must select a FedEx service before clicking Resubmit all. If a unique match cannot be found, you will be prompted to enter the account number.

You can also track packages without a tracking number using FedEx InSight®. FedEx InSight is a value-added service that can provide eligible customers with a new level of visibility. Learn more about FedEx InSight.

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For shipments from and to foreign countries/territories

Customer Service : 0820 123 800 (Service 0,12 €/min. + call cost).

Overseas Phone Number : +33 1 40 85 56 60
If you are located in Paris (75) or in Île-de-France, get your shipment picked up 24 hours a day 7 days a week and contact our Customer Service from Monday 8.00am to Saturday Midnight.

Opening hours :
Our team is available Monday to Friday 8.00 - 20.00.

Freight Customer Service : 0820 123 800 (Service 0,12 €/min. + call cost).

Opening hours :
Our team is available Monday to Friday 9.00 - 19.00.

For shipments to and from France

Customer Service : 0825 886 887 (0,15 €/min. + call cost).
Our team is available Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm.