FedEx Express Saver® 3 day shipping

FedEx Express Saver® 3 day shipping

Get cost-effective 3 day shipping



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What is FedEx Express Saver shipping?

FedEx Express Saver is our 3 day shipping option. When you choose it, your packages are delivered within 3 days of the ship date.

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FedEx Express Saver delivery details

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Delivery days

FedEx Express Saver delivers Monday–Friday. Packages arrive at businesses by 4:30 p.m. and residences by 8 p.m.

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Weight limit and maximum package size

You can ship packages up to 150 lbs. each, up to 119" in length, 165" in length plus girth (L+2W+2H).

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Delivery area

FedEx Express Saver delivery is available throughout the United States except Alaska and Hawaii.

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Ways to get your packages to FedEx

The latest you can drop off a package at a FedEx location for express shipping varies by location. Call to confirm cutoff times with the store. For convenience, you can schedule one-time or recurring FedEx pickups. Saturday pickup is available in many areas for an additional charge. 

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Shipping notes

You can use your FedEx account if you have one, but an account isn't required to ship. Create a shipping label online and select FedEx Express Saver under Service type in the Package & Shipment Details section. You can also go to a FedEx location to ship.

Compare shipping options

Not sure which shipping service to choose? See how they stack up below.

 

  FedEx 2Day® A.M. FedEx 2Day® FedEx Express Saver®

FedEx Ground®
(to businesses) FedEx Home Delivery®
(to residences)

Major

differences

- Fast 2 day shipping

- Morning delivery time

- Fast 2 day shipping

- Afternoon delivery time

- Cost-effective 3 day shipping

- Economical delivery without a designated delivery time

Delivery

details

- Delivery on the second business day

- To businesses by 10:30 a.m. 

- To residences by noon 

- Delivery on the second business day

- To businesses by 4:30 p.m.

- To residences by 8 p.m. 

- Delivery on the third business day

- To businesses by 4:30 p.m.

- To residences by 8 p.m. 

- Delivery in 1–5 business days by the end of the day 

- Transit times are determined by the shipping distance

Learn more FEDEX 2DAY A.M. FEDEX 2DAY FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER FEDEX GROUND

FEDEX HOME DELIVERY

Calculate your FedEx Express Saver costs

Shipping costs are determined by:

The delivery address of the shipment/distance to the destination

Usually, the farther your package is shipped, the more shipping will cost. Pricing is determined by different zones. The more zones your package crosses, the more you’ll pay for shipping. For example, if you ship to Zone 1, which is 1–150 miles away, your cost will typically be less than shipping to Zone 2, which is 150–300 miles from the origin address.

Packaging type and package size, weight and density

The cost of shipping is determined by the weight of your package. The weight of the packaging used to ship is added to the weight of your contents. 

With FedEx Express Saver shipping you can use complimentary FedEx Express® envelopes and paks. Dimensional weight is not used for FedEx Express packaging. 

If you use your own packaging, your charge will be based on the dimensional weight (dim weight) or actual weight of the package—whichever is greater. Dim weight reflects a package’s density, which is the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight.  

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Ways to reduce your shipping cost

Track your FedEx Express Saver shipment

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Expecting a package?

Shipping multiple packages?

Shipping multiple packages?

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Packaging for FedEx Express Saver shipments

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Free FedEx Express packaging

With FedEx Express Saver shipping you can use complimentary FedEx Express envelopes and paks. If you don't have these on hand, or if your shipment doesn't fit in an envelope or pak, you can use your own packaging instead.

Need help packing? Head to a FedEx Office location, and our experts can pack your box for a fee.

Answers to your FedEx Express Saver shipping questions

How does FedEx Express Saver shipping work?

FedEx Express Saver shipments will be delivered on the third business day, by a certain time. Deliveries arrive at businesses by 4:30 p.m. and residences by 8 p.m.

To ensure a shipment will be delivered the third business day, you must create a shipping label, pack the shipment and get it to FedEx by the latest drop off time. Cutoff times and hours vary by location. You must meet the cutoff time to get your shipment delivered the third day. See the business hours of locations near you

 

How much does FedEx Express Saver shipping cost?

Shipping costs depend on the destination and the size and weight of the package. Tell us more about your shipment to get exact costs.

 

What other options do I have for 3 day package shipping?

If you don’t need delivery by a certain time, check out FedEx Ground for shipping to a business and FedEx Home Delivery for shipping to a residence. For destinations close to you, transit times can be 1, 2 or 3 days. See our ground transit maps

 

How long does FedEx Express Saver shipping take?

FedEx Express Saver shipping takes 3 business days. If you drop off your package on Monday, it’ll be delivered on Thursday. Make sure you drop off before the shipping cutoff for your location so your package can be delivered on time. Shipping cutoff times vary by location. Call your store to get cutoff times.

If you purchased a product online, it takes time for a retailer to pack your purchase and get it to FedEx. There can be a delay if the retailer doesn’t get your purchase to us before the cutoff time. 

 

How do I change delivery times?

  • If you’re the shipper and you want your package to arrive faster, sign in to your FedEx account or call 1.800.Go.FedEx 1.800.463.3339 to change your shipping speed. The shipping cost may be adjusted.
  • If you are receiving a package and want to have it held for pickup or delivered at another time, use FedEx Delivery Manager to customize your delivery.

Need your freight shipments and packages over 150 lbs. delivered in 3 days?

Use FedEx 3Day® Freight for affordable and fast shipping. 

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Delivery time

FedEx 3Day Freight delivers in 3 business days, Monday–Friday, by 3 p.m. for most shipments. Saturday pickup and delivery are available in many areas for an additional charge.

Weight limit and maximum package size

You can ship individual skids over 150 lbs. Skids exceeding 70" high, 119" long, 80" wide or 2,200 lbs. require prior approval.

Delivery area

Delivery is available throughout the United States except Alaska and Hawaii. 

To help prevent damage or delay, follow the packaging guidelines below. Please note, some fees apply in special circumstances.

  • Individual pieces over 150 lbs. should be banded to the pallet with either metal strapping or unbreakable plastic straps applied around the box or skid on all sides.
  • Hardened containers (plywood, metal) that are not banded should have an exterior lock or clamp. Glue, nails and screws are not sufficient for securing your freight.

An Extra Services Charge will be assessed if your shipment doesn’t meet these guidelines.

 

Exceptions

Freight shipments to and from extended service areas may be picked up and/or delivered by a cartage agent. FedEx® Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.) is not available to and from extended service areas.

 

Add-on service options

  • Saturday pickup
  • Saturday delivery
  • Dangerous goods
  • FedEx C.O.D.
  • FedEx® Hold for Pickup
  • Returns solutions
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Get ready to ship FedEx 3Day Freight

Create your shipment online or call Express Freight Customer Service at 1.800.332.0807.

FedEx 3Day Freight shipments require a booking number. All freight shipments over 20,000 lbs. require that you call to get your booking number. Booking is recommended but not required for shipments weighing less than 20,000 lbs. View Terms and Conditions

  • If you create your shipment online, start by signing in and selecting the Ship tab. Choose FedEx 3Day Freight under the Service type in the Package & Shipment Details section. Your booking number will be automatically checked and assigned.
  • If you call to create your shipment, you’ll be given a booking number. You’ll need to enter your booking number into your air waybill or when you create a shipping label online.
  • If you’re new to freight shipping and need help, see our step-by-step instructions.

Other FedEx shipping services

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Fast, reliable delivery the very next day with FedEx Overnight

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Cost-effective, time-specific delivery in 2 days with FedEx 2Day

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Economical delivery with FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery

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International delivery in 1 to 3 days with FedEx International Priority®