FedEx is famous worldwide for its effective package delivery services, but what if you have a letter you’d like to send?
FedEx does ship letters, and the process has never been easier. Envelopes are free to obtain, and with a simple shipping label, you’re away. You can drop your letter off at a local collection point or request a pickup from any address that suits you.
Continue reading to discover how to ship a letter with FedEx, whether or not you can use your own packaging, and how much you can expect to pay for their services.
Can You Ship FedEx In A Regular Envelope?
You’ll find a collection of free FedEx shipping supplies such as envelopes and document pouches in most drop boxes, but you can feel free to use your own.
A FedEx envelope will hold roughly 30 8.5” to 11” pages (letter-size paper, which slightly deviates from A4 paper, which is 8.27” x11.69”). The contents can weigh a maximum of 226 grams.
The FedEx branded packaging is available for express services only, so you can’t use it for FedEx Home services or FedEx Ground delivery.
If you’re using these services, you can ship with a regular envelope, as long as it is good quality and strong enough to withstand the journey.
How To Send A Letter With FedEx?
By law, the only people allowed to post things in your mailbox are you and the U.S. Postal Service.
But, sending a package with FedEx is pretty easy thanks to their nationwide expansion of FedEx Onsite.
This initiative involves a bunch of local retail stores offering pickup and drop-off services for FedEx that will not bill you for a handling fee.
Other ways to mail a letter through FedEx include visiting a FedEx office in person or scheduling a FedEx pickup from any address that works for you.
To send a letter with FedEx, follow the steps below:
Method One – Prepay and drop off
- Acquire a FedEx envelope or use your own sturdy alternative.
- Create a FedEx account online or sign in to your existing one.
- Choose which shipping option you would like and enter your destination.
- Pay the cost of your package.
- Print and attach the FedEx label.
- Drop the package off at a FedEx Onsite retail store or leave it in your specified drop-off location.
Method Two – One-stop shop at a FedEx Office
- Locate your closest FedEx office.
- Use the online FedEx locator service to locate the nearest FedEx office or service to you.
- Go to the office where you will find envelopes available free of charge.
- Take the envelope to the desk and select the shipping method you would like to purchase.
- Pay for your shipment and leave it with the FedEx clerk.
If you send multiple letters or documents, it’s good to pick up a bunch of envelopes from your local FedEx store to keep on hand.
How To Put A FedEx Label On An Envelope?
If you want to put a FedEx label on an envelope, you’ll need to obtain a secure and sturdy envelope and then affix your label – this label can be printed or manually filled out.
If you want to create a shipping label online, follow these steps:
- Create your document at FedEx.com using the FedEx Ship Manager.
- Print the shipping label and commercial invoice.
- Manually fill out the commercial invoice.
- Attach both documents to your envelope.
If you require any help to fill out the FedEx shipping documents, you can talk to an expert via the International Shipping Assist.
How Long Does It Take To FedEx A Letter?
FedEx delivers Monday to Friday from 8 am until 8 pm and continues through Saturday and Sunday for residential deliveries.
When you receive a message saying that FedEx will deliver the item by the end of the day, it should arrive at its destination sometime before 8 pm.
The delivery time depends on the service you selected and the destination of the item. But you can track the progress of your shipment with your track number.
Visit fedex.com/ae, enter your tracking number, and you can see the estimated date of delivery as well as the current status of your consignment.
How Much Does It Cost To FedEx A Letter?
Once you open an account with them, FedEx will supply you with free packaging for all of your shipping.
The best way to ensure that your letter (or package) arrives in a timely and undamaged manner is to prepare and label your consignment correctly.
Anytime you order online using FedEx Express, the company will ship you the packaging free of charge.
The other benefit of using the FedEx packaging is that it allows you to access their flat-rate shipping fees.
There is a $4 charge per express pickup, though this fee does not apply to packages dropped off at a local FedEx collection point.
The estimated One Rate prices for a FedEx envelope are $9.50 for third-day delivery by 6:00 pm or $88.20 for next-day delivery by 8:30 am.
How To Send A FedEx Envelope Back?
If you want to create a prepaid FedEx envelope to return to you, follow the steps below:
- Register for a FedEx account or sign in to your existing one.
- Select “Create Shipment” in the Ship tab.
- In Ship Manager, select “Prepare Shipment” followed by “Create Return Shipment.”
FedEx makes it easy to send a letter by offering a streamlined and straightforward process.
There are many ways to send a letter, whether it’s using your own packaging and adding a label or visiting the FedEx office to pick up free envelopes.
Martha had a chance to work for such major companies as USPS and FedEx, where she gained a lot of experience and learned quite a few nuances when it comes to handling mail and packages. Now she is a freelance writer who specializes in the logistics industry.