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How to Use a FedEx Drop Box

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Uploaded on Apr 22, 2008

HOW TO SEND A FEDEX PACKAGE AT A FEDEX DROP BOX.
Each drop box has supplies like envelopes and airbills for you to use. They take packages too besides envelopes. Each AIRBILL has a TRACKING NUMBER for you to use to keep track of pkg while enroute. Either call or track on www.FedEx.com

Each location has a daily CUTOFF time, (some are earlier or later) you need to have your package in before that time to have NEXT DAY delivery. The driver will indicate on the box whether he has picked up already. There will be a little flag or a tag telling you whether he has been there. Sometimes drivers will make several sweeps of a dropbox. So as long as you have your package in before cutoff, the driver will pickup and FedEx will deliver by the commitment time.

There are several different EXPRESS services to choose from -considered overnight:

1)FIRST Overnight by 8:00AM-Next BUSINESS Day
2)PRIORITY Overnight by 10:30 - NBD
3)STANDARD Overnight by 15:00 - NBD
***these times are to MOST but not ALL zipcodes-especially if you live in a remote area.Some areas may have later times.
4) TWO DAY -2-Day - by 2 Business Days
5)EXPRESS SAVER-3-Day - by 3 Business Days
**and that is Business Days
**DONT count WEEKENDS as part of the days. If you send something out Friday (by Priority Overnight etc) it will be delivered Monday,******** unless you specify Saturday Delivery.

SATURDAY DELIVERY (is available to MOST NOT ALL ZIP CODES- always check first) **USA there is an extra $12.50 fee for Saturday Delivery.
**if you send Friday dont ASSUME it will be deliverd Saturday, you have to MARK Saturday Delivery on Airbill
- but CALL AND CHECK if that zip code has Saturday Delivery Service available. Saturday Delivery has only
PRIORITY OVERNIGHT and 2-DAY to choose from.
(There is also GROUND Services which is explained a bit at the bottom)

AND ONLY SHIPPER/sender CAN UPGRADE OR MAKE CHANGES ON PKGS, NOT THE RECIPIENT.

FEDEX CONTRACT IS ONLY WITH THE SHIPPER/Sender)

ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY FOR REROUTES, ADDRESS CORRECTIONS, ETC. SO THE SHIPPER/sender HAS TO AGREE TO PAY BEFORE ANY CHANGES CAN BE DONE in most cases. The Recipient cant call and have a pkg changed to different address, unless they have TRACKING NUMBER and Fedex has already attempted to deliver the package unsuccessfully to the original address and it has in INCORRECT Address scan or a UTL Unable to Locate Recipient scan.
(VERIZON PHONES - DONT EVEN ASK FOR AN ADDRESS CORRECTION. VERIZON DOES NOT ALLOW IT - CALL VERIZON)

For Canada and USA there are different types of airbills,
USA Domestic Airbills
Intra-Canada Airbills AND
International
(GROUND has their own barcodes they use)

It is the SHIPPERS RESPONSIBILITY to have the correct address, postal/zip codes, (business name, Apt number,account number etc,) on the airbill, if fedex has to make any corrections there is a fee for the additional handling. For example:USA charges $10.00 for address corrections - charged to shipper's account or credit card.

**You DONT need an account to ship by EXPRESS. If you dont have acct then you just have to pay before the shipping.
**You DO need one if you want to ship COD, or third party billing, etc.

All fedex pkgs come with minimum $100 declared value,if you want anything above that you pay a fee.
Certain things have a Maximum Declared Value - like jewellery has $500 MDV. So do things like collectors items,antiques,stamps,art,checks,money orders etc.
If you want extra insurance find an outside insurance agency.
TRANSGLOBAL is a good one.(read the fineprint on the back of the airbill)

And Fedex has no Money Back guarantee in the event of weather delays, acts of god,earthquakes,strikes,riots,civil disobedience,etc
Any questions go to www.fedex.com or call
1-800-GoFedex.
You can call 800# amd have a FedEx Service Guide mailed to you free of charge.
**************************************
Fedex Ground and Fedex Home Delivery operate out of completely different stations and terminals than EXPRESS.
They have their own vehicles,own terminals, own drivers, etc.
( GROUND trucks have Green/Purple writing)
(EXPRESS trucks have Orange/Purple writing)

You CANNOT have a Home Delivery or Ground package Held at an Express station for pickup. (Or a KINKOS)
HOME DELIVERY delivers between
--0900AM-08:00 PM Tuesday thru Saturday-residences.
GROUND- which goes mostly to busineses, 0900-0600 PM Monday to Friday.
(If someone tells you they are sending you a pkg by FedEx they could have chosen one of the ground services which dont go by AIR and have 1-5 Business Days to deliver, based on distance)
*******************************************
There is also FEDEX SAMEDAY. for more information go to:
1-800-GoFedEx
1-800-463-3339
www.fedex.com

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