Shipping options that fit your e‑commerce business

Shipping options that fit your e‑commerce business
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Balancing cost and speed for your online business shipping

A lot of the time, it isn’t as straight forward as “I need it there yesterday,” or “I just need it there cheaply, whenever.” Usually, it’s somewhere in between. You and your customers need a balance of cost and speed that's unique for every package. Don’t worry—we have an answer for nearly every speed, size, budget and domestic or international destination.

Know how far and fast your e-commerce shipping can go

FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery may be the best choice for balancing cost and speed. Use our
ground transit map and the shipping cost calculator to evaluate the best service for your need. Use the shipping cost vs. delivery speed guide below to help you decide the best shipping option for your business, based on you and your customers' needs. 

Domestic packages

Cost

(low to high)

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ground deliveries to residences

Day-definite delivery to 100% of residential addresses in the U.S. within 1–5 business days. Delivery to most residential customers on Saturday and many on Sunday at no additional cost.
For packages up to 70 lbs.

for commercial deliveries

Day-definite delivery to 100% of business addresses in the U.S. within 1–5 business days. For packages up to 150 lbs.

Third-business-day delivery by 4:30 p.m. to most areas (by 8 p.m. to residences).

Second-business-day delivery by 4:30 p.m. to most areas (by 8 p.m. to residences).

Speed

(faster to slower)

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Next-business-day delivery by 10:30 a.m. to most areas and by noon, 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. to some rural areas.

Delivery the next business day by 3 p.m. to most areas and by 4:30 p.m. to some rural areas (by 8 p.m. to residences).

ground deliveries to residences

Day-definite delivery to 100% of residential addresses in the U.S. within 1–5 business days. Delivery to most residential customers on Saturday and many on Sunday at no additional cost.
For packages up to 70 lbs.

for commercial deliveries

Day-definite delivery to 100% of business addresses in the U.S. within 1–5 business days. For packages up to 150 lbs.

 

The shipping options here are the most likely to fit your needs. Visit all FedEx shipping services for a comprehensive list of our shipping services.

International packages

Cost

(low to high)

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Economical day-definite delivery to Canada. Typically delivers in 2–7 business days.

Typically delivers to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico in 2–3 business days. Typically delivers in 2–5 business days to other areas.

Speed

(faster to slower)

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Typically delivers to major cities in Canada and Mexico in 1 business day. Typically delivers to major cities in Europe, Asia and Brazil in 2 business days. Typically delivers in 1–3 business days to other areas.

Economical day-definite delivery to Canada. Typically delivers in 2–7 business days.

 

The shipping options here are the most likely to fit your needs. Visit all FedEx shipping services for a comprehensive list of our international shipping services.


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