How to Track Parcels of FedEx
You can track parcels of FedEx using our universal tracking service. To do so, you are going to need the tracking number for your FedEx package. Once you have your tracking number for your FedEx package, type the number into our package tracking search bar.
Once you type the tracking number for your package into our global parcel tracking search bar, our universal tracking service will tell you information about the location of your FedEx package.
If our tracking service isn’t able to tell you information about your FedEx package, you may have typed in your FedEx tracking number incorrectly. FedEx has specific rules for their tracking numbers, so if you are unsure whether your tracking number is correct you can check our following guide.
FedEx Tracking Number Rules
FedEx tracking numbers can be formatted in many ways. The format of the tracking number for your FedEx package can depend on different things.
The size of your package, its location, and how it is being shipped can all affect your parcel’s tracking number format.
An example of a 10-digit FedEx tracking number that only has numbers in it is as follows 123 456 789 0.
10-digit FedEx tracking numbers are formatted with three groups of three numbers with the final tenth number alone on the end.
12-digit FedEx tracking numbers that only have numbers in them are formatted in four groups of three numbers. An example of how this FedEx tracking number type can look is 123 456 789 012.
15-digit FedEx tracking numbers that only have numbers in them are grouped into five groups of three numbers.
The 15-digit numbers-only FedEx tracking number format looks like the following: 123 456 789 012 345.
Some FedEx tracking numbers start with two zeroes. This tracking number format is 14 digits long, and the final 12 digits are grouped into four groups of three numbers. FedEx tracking numbers that start with two zeroes can look like the following: 00 123 456 789 012.
Some FedEx tracking numbers are 20 digits long. They each start with a group of four numbers that are either 0239, 4199, 6129, or 7489, and they end with a single digit. Between the four numbers and the single digit is five groups of three numbers.
20-digit FedEx tracking numbers can look like the following four examples: 0239 123 456 789 012 345 6, 4199 123 456 789 012 345 6, 6129 123 456 789 012 345 6, or 7489 123 456 789 012 345 6.
Some FedEx tracking numbers start with two numbers and end with two numbers. The two numbers they start with are either 91, 92, 94, or 96, and the two numbers they end with can be any random numbers.
Between the two numbers that start and end this tracking number format is six groups of three numbers.
These 22-digit FedEx tracking numbers can look like the following four examples: 91 123 456 789 012 345 678 90, 92 123 456 789 012 345 678 90, 94 123 456 789 012 345 678 90, or 96 123 456 789 012 345 678 90.
Some FedEx tracking numbers have letters in them. These tracking numbers each start with the letters “DT” followed by a number “1” or “7”. Example of what these tracking numbers can look like are as follows: DT1 123 456 789 01 and DT7 123 456 789 01.
Both tracking numbers with letters end with two random numbers, and they each have three groups of three numbers formatted in their center.
FedEx Delivery Services
FedEx offers a number of shipping and delivery options. If you are shipping an envelope or package in the United States of America, then you have seven shipping services to choose from: FedEx First Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day A.M., FedEx 2Day, FedEx Express Saver, and FedEx Ground.
FedEx First Overnight delivers your package by 9 a.m. the next business day. FedEx Priority Overnight delivers packages by 10:30 a.m. the next business day. FedEx Standard Overnight delivers packages by 3 p.m. the next business day.
FedEx 2Day A.M. delivers packages by 10:30 a.m. two business days after shipping, and FedEx 2Day delivers packages by 4:30 p.m. two business days after shipping.
FedEx Express Saver delivers packages by 4:30 p.m. three business days after shipping, and FedEx Ground delivers packages in 1 to 7 business days.
There are five options you can choose from to ship packages and envelopes internationally. FedEx International Next Flight delivers packages in about 24 hours or whenever the next flight is available.
FedEx International First and FedEx International Priority both deliver packages in 1 to 3 business days. FedEx International Economy can deliver your packages in 2 to 5 business days, and FedEx International Ground can take 2 to 7 business days to deliver packages.
FedEx International Next Flight is available in more than 220 countries, and FedEx International Priority is available in these countries as well.
FedEx International Economy is available in 215 countries, and FedEx International First is available in select postal codes of only 20 countries.
FedEx International Ground is only available to Canadian Residential areas.
There are six options to choose from when shipping FedEx Freight in the United States of America: FedEx First Overnight Freight, FedEx 1Day Freight, FedEx 2Day Freight, FedEx 3Day Freight, FedEx Freight Priority, and FedEx Freight Economy.
International Freight Shipping has five options: FedEx International Next Flight, FedEx International Priority Freight, FedEx International Economy Freight, FedEx Freight Priority, and FedEx Freight Economy.
Most FedEx Freight shipments should arrive by 10:30 a.m. on their date of delivery for morning options and by 5:00 p.m. on their date of delivery if you selected an afternoon arrival time.
Each domestic FedEx Freight shipping service is available in all fifty U.S. States.
FedEx International Next Flight is available in more than 220 countries and territories, and FedEx International Priority Freight is available in more than 130 countries and territories.
FedEx International Economy Freight is also available in more than 130 countries and territories.
FedEx Freight Priority and FedEx Freight Economy are both only available in Canada and Mexico.
FedEx’ history began in 1965 when a Yale University undergraduate student wrote a term paper about the logistical challenges facing pioneers in the informational technology (IT) industry.
The paper proposed a way to ship time-sensitive items like medicine, electronics, and computer parts.
Though the term paper received an average grade, it invented an industry and changed what was thought possible.
The student who wrote this paper was Frederick W. Smith. Frederick W. Smith bought controlling interest in Arkansas Aviation Sales in August 1971 after a stint in the military. After his purchase, Smith experienced first-hand how difficult it was to deliver airfreight quickly.
Once Frederick remembered his term paper, he set off to bring his proposition to life. This resulted in him officially creating Federal Express or FedEx in short.
April 17, 1973, marked the first day FedEx officially began operations. At that time, there were only 389 team members. That night, 186 packages were delivered to 25 American cities from Memphis, Tennessee, by 14 small airplanes.
Despite this early success, FedEx didn’t show a profit until July 1975. Throughout the 1970s, FedEx lobbied the United States government to deregulate the shipping industry, and in 1977, FedEx saw its first lobbying success after the U.S. congress passed public law 95-163.
This new law allowed cargo airlines to use bigger planes to ship goods, and the new rules rules allowed for cargo planes to travel without any geographical route restrictions.
FedEx launched the first transportation website, fedex.com, in 1994. This website offered online package tracking services and allowed customers to conduct business online.
The first all-electric trucks to be used in a United States of America Parcel delivery business were introduced by FedEx Corporation in 2010.
In 2011, FedEx acquired a large number of other businesses including Mexico’s MultiPack and India’s Unifreight India Private Limited which is now called Unifreight Movers Private Limited.
In 2014, FedEx launched FedEx Delivery Manager. This service allows FedEx customers to use a wide range of options that are designed to make receiving their FedEx Package deliveries easier.
FedEx Delivery Manager allows customers to schedule delivery dates, delivery locations, and their package delivery times.
In 2015, FedEx Corporation acquired GENCO and renamed it as FedEx Supply Chain. GENCO was one of the largest third-party logistics providers in North America.
FedEx Ground extended its U.S. Ground operations to six days per week in 2018. This change was in response to growing eCommerce shipping demands and record-breaking holiday shopping.
In 2019, FedEx Trade Networks was renamed to FedEx Logistics. FedEx Logistics is a provider of supply chain solutions.
FedEx Market Share
FedEx currently has a fair share of the logistics market. FedEx Express has about 12% of the market share for express shipping. FedEx Ground has a 16.42% share of the ground shipping market.
FedEx Freight has a 29.17% share of the freight shipping market, and FedEx Corporation’s FedEx office (Kinko's) has a market share of 4.74%.
As a whole, FedEx corporation has a market share of 21.74%. FedEx is second only to UPS (United Parcel Service Inc.) in market share.
FedEx Company Size
FedEx Corporation has more than 450,000 employees worldwide. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of FedEx Corporation is Frederick W. Smith, and the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FedEx Corporation is Rajesh Subramaniam.
Alan B. Graf is FedEx Corporation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
FedEx Corporation delivers 15 million shipments daily. It has 180,000 motorized vehicles and 681 aircraft.
FedEx Headquarters and Branches
FedEx services more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express has 2,150 Stations and 13 Air Express Hubs. FedEx ground has 39 Ground Hubs and 600 Operating Facilities. FedEx Freight has 370 Service Centers and FedEx Office has 2,100 locations.
FedEx’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tennessee due to the city's Central location in the United States of America. The FedEx headquarters address is 6075 Poplar Avenue Suite 300, 3rd Floor, Corporate Headquarters Memphis, TN 38119.
The FedEx global network is served by six regions worldwide: the United States of America (USA), Europe, Canada, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Caribbean (LAC), and the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (MEISA).