FedEx, previously known as Federal Express Corp, was founded in 1971 by CEO and Chairman Federick W Smith, a Yale undergraduate who was focused on creating a ground-breaking new system for the safe delivery of time-sensitive shipments.
By 1973, Federal Express had launched its overnight service in the US, marking the beginning of the modern air/ground express industry we know today.
FedEx now delivers an average of 18m packages per day with over 200k motorised vehicles and 680 aircraft.
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With overnight, ground, freight, international, flat rate and same-day delivery services to choose from, FedEx can accommodate almost any kind of shipment, whether you’re sending a single parcel to a family member or a whole pallet to a business customer.
When you book a FedEx delivery you’ll have the option to drop off your package at a local FedEx shop or a FedEx courier will collect it from your home or work address. You can find out more about FedEx courier services below.
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FedEx delivery hours
Does FedEx deliver on Saturday and Sunday?
FedEx makes deliveries to residential addresses on Saturdays and Sundays.
What time will FedEx deliver my parcel?
FedEx deliveries are between 8 am and 8 pm Monday to Friday and at the weekend for residential deliveries.
What time does end of day mean for FedEx?
If you receive a message from FedEx saying your package will be delivered by the end of the day that means 8 pm.
What days are FedEx closed?
FedEx observes many of the standard public holidays, however, this does vary by service and where you’re shipping from and to. Fortunately, FedEx has a handy tool on its website which will show you the FedEx holiday schedule in all countries.