FedEx Express®

General Information

FedEx is one of the world's most renowned parcel delivery companies, offering door-to-door express and economy services to over 200 countries around the world.

Please see the table below for our FedEx services at a glance:

  Suitable for: Information UK Europe Rest of World
FedEx International Priority®
  • Documents 
  • Parcels
An international express delivery service, provided by one of the world’s largest courier companies. N/A
FedEx International Economy®
  • Documents
  • Parcels
A day-definite, economy service provided by one of the world’s largest courier companies. N/A
FedEx International Priority® Freight
  • Pallets
Next business day delivery to most European addresses and fast delivery worldwide. Delivery to more than 215 countries and territories worldwide. N/A
FedEx International Economy® Freight
  • Pallets
Next business day delivery to most European addresses and fast delivery worldwide. Delivery to more than 60 countries and destinations. N/A

*For services from our depot, please add 1 working day to your transit time if opting for a collection service.

These transit times are provided as a guideline. You can access country-specific transit time estimates for FedEx International Priority® and FedEx International Economy® services here.


How It Works

For most destinations, FedEx is a direct door-to-door service—from your address to your chosen destination.

However, for FedEx International Economy® Freight, and for FedEx International Priority® Freight to certain destinations, parcels are shipped from our depot. You have the option of dropping your consignment off at one of our depots, or booking an optional collection from your door.

For these freight services, please add 1 working day to your estimated transit time if booking either an optional collection or an alternative drop-off option, to allow for overnight delivery to our depot. For some postcodes in London and North West England, we are able to collect ourselves and ship from the depot same day.

Once your shipment has been delivered to our depot, we will process it and forward your parcel to its final destination via our carrier.

Please refer to our documentation page for labelling instructions for each collection/drop-off option.

If you are not able to print any of your documents, please get in touch and we will be happy to post hard copies to you.

Size and Weight Restrictions


  • Maximum weight domestic: 45kg per piece
  • Maximum weight international: 68kg per piece
  • Maximum length: 120cm
  • Maximum 2nd longest side: 70cm
  • Maximum length plus girth: 266cm

"Length plus girth" is calculated as length plus twice the width and twice the height.

For example: for a parcel of dimensions  40 x 30 x 20cm:

40 + (2x30) + (2x20) = 140cm


  • Maximum weight: 1000 kg (palletised)

Volumetric Weight

Your shipment will be charged by either actual weight or volumetric weight – whichever is greater.

Volumetric weight is a value derived from the size rather than the weight of your parcel and may apply if your parcel is particularly large and contains relatively light items.

FedEx International Priority® and FedEx International Economy® calculate volumetric weight by multiplying the three dimensions of your parcel together and dividing by 5000. For freight, the divisor is 6000.

For example:

Service Parcel Weight Actual Weight Dimensions Divisor Volumetric Weight Chargeable Weight
FedEx International Priority® 10kg 10kg 50 x 30 x 20cm 5000 5kg 10kg
FedEx International Priority® 10kg 10kg 50 x 60 x 40cm 5000 24kg 24kg

Category Description Fee
Address Change Applied when either a collection or delivery address has to be amended. £5.72 per consignment
Remote Area Surcharge Applied when the delivery location is defined as remote. Areas are designated as Tier A, B or C - please refer to this spreadsheet (Excel file - right click, Save As). Tier A: £3.57 per shipment. Tier B: £0.43 ker kg or £19.32 per shipment (whichever is greater). Tier C: £0.55 per kg or £25.12 per shipment (whichever is greater). This surcharge will be added at time of booking.
Delivered Taxes Paid (Duty Reversal) Admin Fee Admin charge administered for billing customs duties and taxes to the shipper rather than the receiver. £12 per consignment or 2.5% of the total customs charge (whichever is greater)
Additional Handling (Parcel)

Applied if a package is:

  • greater than 121cm along its longest side
  • greater than 76cm along its second-longest side
  • greater than 266cm combined length and girth (L+2xW+2xH)
£55.20 per consignment*
Additional Handling (Freight) Applied if unit measures greater than 157cm along its longest side. £67.97 per shipment
Non-Stackable When any piece, skid or pallet in a shipment cannot be stacked due to the shape or packaging of the goods. £157.32 per consignment
Oversize Charge Applied to any package that exceeds 243cm in length or 330cm in length and girth (L + 2W + 2H). £67.97 per consignment*
Return Charge A surcharge applied for all returns in addition to the shipping cost. £21 per consignment
Signature Required Applies if signature is requested upon delivery to a residential address. £2.76 per consignment
Advancement Fee When importing a shipment, duties and taxes may apply. FedEx may pay these fees in advance on behalf of the customer. A fee applies in addition to customs charges. 2.5% of advanced duties/taxes, with a minimum of £12

*For multi-piece shipments, if Oversize and Additional Handling (Parcel) both apply, only Oversize will be charged.

Prohibited Items
  • Our list of hazardous, prohibited and owner’s risk items is available here.
  • For up to date information specific to FedEx, please check this page. Please note that prohibited items are subject to vary depending on your delivery destination. 
  • Sending jewellery or watches? Refer to our Jewellery & Watches information page for carrier specific restrictions.
  • If you’d like advice on whether or not your items are prohibited, please contact our Customer Services team via Live Chat, email or telephone (0345 145 1212 8:00am-6:30pm Mon-Fri, 9:00am-1:00pm Saturdays).

Service Restrictions

Personal effects cannot be shipped via FedEx to any of the following countries or destinations:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guinea
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Lesotho
  • Lichtenstein
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Moldova
  • Montserra
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Slovak Republic
  • Ukraine
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Yemen

Additional Documentation

The following documentation links are for additional paperwork that may be required. We will contact you in the event that any of these are needed.

Please note: for any services shipped via our depot, your AWB number will only be available once we have received the shipment at our depot.


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