Make your FedEx shipping simpler with Pitney Bowes software
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FedEx shipping services
Whether your package needs to get there today, tomorrow, or sometime next week, FedEx offers a comprehensive list of shipping options to deliver the goods.
When your delivery is not time-sensitive, FedEx features a range of cost-conscious options, including FedEx Ground®, FedEx Ground® Economy, and FedEx® Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.). Delivery times range from 1-7 business days
All FedEx Ground services:
- FedEx Home Delivery®
- FedEx Ground®
- FedEx Ground® Economy
- FedEx Ground® Economy Parcel Select
- FedEx Ground® Economy Parcel Select Lightweight
- FedEx® Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.) or FedEx Ground® C.O.D.
- FedEx Ground® Electronic C.O.D. (E.C.O.D.)
Step up the pace of your package delivery with FedEx Overnight® services. Get next-business-day delivery as early as 8 a.m. with FedEx First Overnight, or later (4:30 p.m. for business, 8 p.m. for residences) with FedEx Standard Overnight®.
All FedEx Overnight services:
- FedEx Standard Overnight®
- FedEx First Overnight®
- FedEx Priority Overnight®
Ship across borders and across the water. E-commerce businesses can choose from options such as FedEx International Priority® for delivery in 1-3 days or FedEx International Economy® for 2-5 days. Options also include 1-day service to Europe and overnight to Canada.
All FedEx International services:
- FedEx Economy (Canada)
- FedEx Europe First®
- FedEx International Broker Select®
- FedEx International Economy®
- FedEx International First®
- FedEx International Ground®
- FedEx International Priority®
Keep a lid on your shipping costs, but keep the confidence of express delivery. With economical FedEx One Rate® service, you can ship packages under 50 pounds at a flat rate, with no surcharges. You also get the option of delivery in 1, 2, or 3 days.
FedEx flat rate services:
- FedEx One Rate®
When waiting is not an option, FedEx SameDay® service provides the speed of a courier service with the reliability of a major carrier. FedEx SameDay® delivers packages across town or across the country, with service available on weekends and holidays.
FedEx SameDay® services:
- FedEx SameDay® City
- FedEx SameDay® U.S.
When it launched in 1973, FedEx – then Federal Express Corp. – delivered 186 packages to 25 U.S. cities on its first day of business. FedEx quickly shifted from start-up to trend-setter. In its early years, the company made overnight service a staple of the shipping industry in the U.S. In 1981, FedEx introduced international service when it started Overnight Letter deliveries to Canada, before expanding to Europe and Asia in 1984.
Federal Express officially became FedEx in 1994. With about 550,000 employees worldwide, FedEx runs a fleet of more than 215,000 delivery vehicles. And its nearly 700 aircraft make FedEx the largest cargo airline operator in the world. Today, FedEx connects 99% of the world’s GDP, completing over 16 million deliveries every day in more than 220 countries and territories.
What is the relationship between Pitney Bowes and FedEx?
Pitney Bowes is a certified FedEx Compatible partner. That means FedEx account holders can integrate their account with PitneyShip® software to simplify how they manage their FedEx shipments.
Benefits include the convenience of printing your own shipping labels, the ability to monitor shipping costs and history from a centralized portal, and tracking each stage of your shipment.
When does FedEx deliver?
That depends on the service option you select. For instance, FedEx Ground delivers Monday through Friday, by the end of the business day. FedEx Home Delivery also delivers on weekends*, and as late as 8 p.m. Overnight service comes with a choice of delivery times – before 9:30 a.m., before 10:30 a.m., or by 3 p.m. – on weekdays.
*Sunday delivery is available only in certain areas.
How does FedEx ship packages?
Offering a vast variety of shipping services for its customers, include FedEx SameDay® and FedEx Overnight® options, FedEx counts on planes, trains, trucks and delivery vehicles to make sure packages arrive safely and on time all over the world. Using a unique bar code for each package, all FedEx shipments are scanned to allow FedEx and its customers to track packages from the moment it’s sent out for delivery until it reaches its destination.
How does FedEx ground shipping work?
FedEx operates a network of primary distribution centers, or hubs, which handle all packages for FedEx Ground delivery. Once a package arrives at a hub, the delivery address is entered into a database. The package is then routed to a truck for shipment to a distribution warehouse located closer to the recipient, and finally loaded on a FedEx vehicle for delivery.
When does FedEx charge for shipping?
At the time that FedEx scans the shipping label on your package, the charge will be assessed to your FedEx account.