FedEx Guide

This guide will teach you what makes FedEx different from all shipping carriers.

The goal of this guide is to detail the best and cheapest ways to use FedEx. We will walk you through FedEx package and FedEx envelope pricing, predefined parcels, service levels, pick-up guidelines, and how to set up a FedEx account.

FedEx has over 650 aircraft and 49,000 trucks in their fleet to deliver your FedEx packages, FedEx envelopes, or FedEx parcels on time. FedEx handles over four million packages everyday, all over the world. EasyPost supports all of FedEx's functionality, along with the full functionality of 133 other carriers.

If you haven't shipped your first label with EasyPost, we recommend you check out our Getting Started Guide.

You can download documentation for the FedEx API at Their documentation will include additional information about various fields and formats they accept. Please note, the interface may not be identical to the API presented by EasyPost, as we standardize across all shipping carriers.

FedEx Pricing

FedEx offers different pricing on a per customer basis. For negotiated rates, you should reach out to your account manager.

After you connect your FedEx account to your EasyPost account, your negotiated rate will appear in your rate requests from EasyPost. It's that easy.

EasyPost also supports FedEx SmartPost, which is FedEx's consolidation program where USPS delivers the package to your door (last mile).

Service Levels

FedEx has a number of service levels supported by EasyPost. Service levels have to do with both the speed and type of shipments. Each service level is detailed below:

ServiceService Level IdentifierTransit Time
FedEx 2 DayFEDEX_2_DAY2 business days by 4:30pm, Saturday delivery
FedEx 2 Day (AM)FEDEX_2_DAY_AM2 business days by 10:30am
FedEx Express SaverFEDEX_EXPRESS_SAVER3 business days by 4:30pm
FedEx First (Overnight)FIRST_OVERNIGHTBy 8am the next business day, Saturday delivery
FedEx GroundFEDEX_GROUND1-6 days
FedEx Ground (Home Delivery)GROUND_HOME_DELIVERY1-5 days
FedEx International (Connect Plus)FEDEX_INTERNATIONAL_CONNECT_PLUS2-5 business days
FedEx International (Economy)INTERNATIONAL_ECONOMY4-5 business days
FedEx International (First)INTERNATIONAL_FIRST1-3 business days, time definite to select markets
FedEx International (Priority)INTERNATIONAL_PRIORITY1-3 business days, Saturday delivery
FedEx Priority OvernightPRIORITY_OVERNIGHTBy 10:30am the next business day, Saturday delivery
FedEx Standard OvernightSTANDARD_OVERNIGHTBy 4:30pm the next business day

Predefined Parcels

FedEx has nine predefined parcels supported by EasyPost, detailed below. Predefined parcels are an easy way to classify and therefore price a package. With the EasyPost API, pick a predefined parcel that qualifies for your shipment (and sometimes add the weight) in your request and request rates. See sample request in our predefined parcel documentation.

Predefined Package NameDimensionsWeight
FedExEnvelopeInside dimensions: 9.5" x 12.5" [up to approximately 60 pages]Maximum weight allowed: 8 oz.
12.25" x 10.9" x 1.5"
-- or --
8.75" x 2.63" x 11.25"
Maximum weight allowed: 20 lbs. (9.07 kg)
13.25" x 11.5" x 2.38"
-- or --
8.75" x 4.38" x 11.25"
Maximum weight allowed: 20 lbs
17.88" x 12.38" x 3"
-- or --
8.75" x 7.75" x 11.25"
Maximum weight allowed: 20 lbs
11.88" x 10.75" x 11"
-- or --
15.25" x 14.13" x 6"
Maximum weight allowed: 20 lbs
FedExPak12" x 15.5"Maximum weight allowed: 5.5 lbs
  • 38" x 6" x 6" x 6"
  • Triangular box for plans, posters, fabric rolls, charts and blueprints
Maximum weight allowed: 20 lbs. (9.07 kg)
FedEx10kgBox15.81" x 12.94" x 10.19" (40.16 cm x 32.86 cm x 25.88 cm)22 lbs. (10 kg); to qualify for the flat rate, weight cannot exceed 10 kg
FedEx25kgBox21.56" x 16.56" x 13.19" (54.8 cm x 42.1 cm x 33.5 cm)55 lbs. (25 kg); to qualify for the flat rate, weight cannot exceed 25 kg.

FedEx Pickups

You can request FedEx pick-ups through the EasyPost API. Click the link to the right for pick-up documentation.

Be careful when requesting pickups, one pick-up can request as much as $25. Contact your FedEx account rep for your pick-up pricing details.


FedEx supports COD for FedEx Priority Overnight®, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day, FedEx 2Day® A.M. and FedEx Express Saver® shipping methods. You can request that your FedEx packages be shipped COD by specifying a COD amount and COD method in the shipment options.

If COD is requested for a shipment, FedEx will generate a COD return label that the recipient may use to return their payment. This label will be listed in the forms for the shipment.

How to start generating FedEx labels with EasyPost?

Setup a FedEx Account

Create a FedEx account through Remember to reach out to FedEx to discuss volume rate discounts so you can save on shipping!

Once you've created your FedEx account (or if you already have one), add the account and address information on your EasyPost dashboard. Please note that the data you enter here is validated with FedEx, in order for us to obtain certified account credentials for you.

Reach out to if you have any questions about this process.