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FedEx Delivery Times and Hours

Looking for FedEx Delivery times and hours? In this guide we'll cover the delivery times for various services along with the impact of COVID-19 on timetables.
FedEx Delivery Times and Hours
Jules

By Jules

 

August 24, 2020

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FedEx is one of the most popular express couriers in the world, and well known for its speedy and reliable service. Delivery times and hours for FedEx vary for a number of reasons, including:

  • Your chosen shipping option
  • Distance between shipper and receiver
  • Category of goods in shipment
  • National holidays
  • Weekends

So how late does FedEx deliver? What's the fastest FedEx delivery service?

This blog outlines everything you need to know about FedEx shipping times and deliveries, both domestically and internationally.

FedEx Delivery Times

FedEx Delivery Times By Service (International vs. Domestic)

The FedEx mission is to provide affordable, reliable, and convenient shipping that results in happy customers. The table below shows the delivery timelines for various Fedex shipping options.

Service Service Days Delivery Times Delivery Area
FedEx Ground Mon-Sat 9AM to 8PM 1-5 days All 50 states
FedEx International Priority M-F with Sat in some countries 2 or more days Global
FedEx International Priority Freight M-F with Sat in some countries 1-3 business days days Global
FedEx International Priority Direct Distribution M-F with Sat in some countries 2-4 business days Global

Here we see that FedEx Ground reaches all 50 US States in 1-5 business days. The three FedEx International options can take between 1-4 business days, depending.

Say we want to find the exact delivery time for a FedEx Ground shipment from Brooklyn, NY to Miami, FL. We're shipping on Friday morning.

Delivery time for a FedEx Ground shipment from Brooklyn, NY to Miami, FL

According to the FedEx Rates and Deliveries page, a package leaving Friday from Brooklyn via Ground will arrive in Miami by the following Wednesday. That's three full business days. It's important to remember that all FedEx delivery lead times are in business days, not including weekends.

Unless you pay for specialty FedEx services, you can expect your shipment to arrive in 1-5 business days.

How Late Does FedEx Deliver?

FedEx delivers between the hours of 9 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Friday.

However, if you pay extra for specialty services (which we'll cover in the next section) you can have your packages delivered on weekends and holidays. Additionally, FedEx drivers may arrive later than 8 PM to deliver packages that are shipped with services like FedEx Overnight or FedEx 2 Day.

FedEx, like most courier services, also extends its delivery hours during the holiday season. From Thanksgiving to New Years, you'll often see the white and purple vans out past 8 PM. This is because holiday shopping creates heightened demand for shipping services, and couriers work longer hours to compensate.

FedEx Delivery Services For Faster Delivery

Everyone loves the feeling of anticipation that precedes receiving a package. Delivery disappointments, on the other hand, often lead to customer dissatisfaction and fallout.

FedEx offers a handful of specialty delivery services that let you ensure your package arrives to a smiling face. Of course, these all cost a bit more than FedEx Ground.

These services may be worth the extra if your customers are particularly eager for your products. Or perhaps their first order was lost in transit and you're sending an 'I'm sorry' package to make up for it.

The following domestic FedEx services are available for packages and envelopes:

FedEx Same Day: This option guarantees that your shipment arrives on the same day of ordering. This option isn't available for some international regions. In all other cases, however, you can get a refund if the delivery doesn't arrive on the same day.

FedEx Same Day City: Yep, this is same day delivery guaranteed within a given metropolitan area.

FedEx Overnight: Your delivery is guaranteed to arrive before 9:30 AM the following day. In remote areas, the guaranteed delivery window is extend to 2 PM.

FedEx First Overnight: The less expensive version of Overnight. Delivery is guaranteed before 10:30 AM, and before 5 PM in remote areas.

FedEx Standard Overnight: Overnight delivery without the guarantee, for less. Generally, you can expect your delivery to arrive before 8 PM of the following day.

FedEx 2 Day: Anywhere in the world in less than two days, guaranteed.

FedEx 2 Day AM: Guaranteed delivery within the 50 States before 10:30 AM of the second day in transit.

FedEx Express Saver: Guaranteed delivery in less than three business days. Arrives before 4:30 PM on the third day, except in remote locations.

FedEx shipping options for sending packages and envelopes domestically

Are you shipping internationally?

FedEx also offers premium delivery services much like they do in the domestic US. Below are the five international FedEx options for sending packages and envelopes to foreign countries.

FedEx shipping options for sending packages and envelopes to foreign countries

How does FedEx calculate estimated delivery time?

As mentioned before, FedEx shipping times vary depending on various factors. Therefore, even with various FedEx estimated delivery times, unforeseen factors may still delay your shipment. Fortunately, you can calculate FedEx estimated delivery time using a FedEx transit time tool.

A case in point, FedEx shipping times from New York to Hawaii Islands can take FedEx Priority Overnight a night or 2 days with FedEx 2day. Similarly, FedEx delivery from New York to Auckland, New Zealand takes 3 days with FedEx International Priority or 7 days with FedEx International Economy. Note that these changes in delivery times also affect the cost of shipping.

About FedEx Delivery Times

If everything could be perfect, package deliveries should occur without issues or delays. However, even as FedEx aims to facilitate accurate delivery times, some prevailing conditions may affect accurate FedEx delivery times. Delays with FedEx shipping or receiving damaged goods can occur anytime. That said, common causes of lengthened FedEx delivery hours include;

  • Bad weather
  • Congestion at the port
  • Lost packages
  • Traffic
  • High shipping volumes
  • Failed delivery attempt
  • Lack of clarity

FedEx Delivery Times With Easyship

Everyone loves the feeling of anticipation around receiving a package. Conversely, we all hate the disappoint of delivery delays. If your customers are eager to receive your products, FedEx is an ideal shipping company because its very reliable.

With Easyship, you can access pre-negotiated shipping rates from FedEx at 70% off retail prices listed on the FedEx site. This is because Easyship is a preferred partner of FedEx, and gives you access to exclusive business-class savings. You can also use Easyship to track your FedEx packages from drop off to doorstep.

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FAQ FedEx Delivery Times

When does FedEx start delivering?

FedEx deliveries are carried out between 9 AM and 8 PM. If you pay for specialty services that guarantee delivery, your package may arrive later due to delivery delays.

How to schedule or change delivery time FedEx?

Visit the Delivery Manager platform in your FedEx account. From here you can view upcoming deliveries, update the delivery address, and make changes to delivery times.

What happens if you miss FedEx delivery times?

FedEx leaves a delivery attempt notice when you miss a delivery. This notice include steps to reschedule your delivery date and time in the FedEx delivery manager tool.

What does FedEx mean by "End of Day"?

End of day means that deliveries are made before the end of the business day quoted in the delivery schedule. If your delivery has encountered a delay in transit, FedEx may deliver the package later than the typical 8 PM delivery cutoff. Alternatively, you may receive a notification that delivery will be rescheduled for the next business day, depending on your chosen service option.