Can FedEx Ship a USPS Box?

Can FedEx ship a USPS box on weekdays and weekends?

I get this question most often.

Today, I’m going to tell you whether fedex can deliver usps/ups packages from your home or post office.

USPS is United States postal service operating in the United States and associated states. It indulges in shipping the letters, registered mails and other postal services. It is a kind of independent establishment of a federal government of United States. It has exclusive access to letter boxes known by the name U.S. mail and some other personal mailboxes.

Let’s first see…

What is FedEx?

It is the American multinational courier service company. It is the short form of the company’s original name Federal Express, the company has gained respect from its service of overnight deliveries of parcel and couriers. There are many operating units of it with different names mentioned below

  • Express: It provides overnight courier service in the US and also international service which is in some bound. The company has the largest aircraft fleets in the world and serves its customers through it.
  • Ground: It provides the guarantee of delivery in Canada and the US in a day. They operate large trucks that are owned privately by owners but work for It. They have divided their territories for delivery of the couriers.
  • Smart post: It provides service to the e-commerce companies and merchants with collaboration with USPS for final delivery.

Apart from these are many other services that it provides in the US and Canada.

Agreement between the two

FedEx express subsidiary has announced the air transportation contract with United States Postal Service in the year 2013. Under this contract which was for the period of seven years, it was supposed to provide the airport to airport transportation of USPS express mail and their priority mails within the United States.

Can FedEx deliver or ship USPS box?

This, in fact, is the question that usually people ask and never get a clear reply, one of the employees working in it as a package handler has shared his personal experience and revealed some quotes in regard to this question which can be beneficial to the peoples.

According to that employee, if the package is properly labeled and addressed no matter what box it is in, they usually ship such boxes. Even if the boxes are multiple labeledof past shipping that can even be like 10 years old, they even deliver such boxes.

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Few other disclosures by the employee in regard to this question includes

  • It does not rely on any other sources like the post office, UPS and DHL for delivery at least in the Texas area. Rather the company has bought some of these services and absorbed them into their business.
  • It usually accepts the packages from other companies. In fact, it need not suppose to take them but they provide shipping service in gentleman’s agreement.
  • If any other company’s Box or envelope arrives at FedEx, they just inform the company concerned and they collect their packages instantly for avoiding the delays in the delivery ahead.
  • Interstate deliveries of the USPS are often delivered by it according to the agreement. This is the same agreement between the two which is discussed above.
  • It delivers most of the USPS packages so as to reduce their overhead costs of the delivery as it has already been operating in certain areas using their trucks and other vehicles.
  • It also handles mail bags containing the USPS parcels, Bags and letters for delivery to the post office through FedEx trucks and vehicles. Most of these letters are from out of the state.
  • It is a bit stricter in this case and they go by the law as they are government agencies.

Therefore, yes the following procedure is possible without any hindrance and you can rely on their service.

Does FedEx have any partnership with the Postal Service of the U.S.?

Yes. FedEx and the USPS have a partnership. They both provide hybrid shipping service – FedEx SmartPost and the USPS Global Express Guaranteed Service.

How to track a FedEx SmartPost from USPS?

FedEx SmartPost consists of a 20 digit tracking number. Once the shipment has been transferred to USPS, the customer can track it easily on the USPS website adding ‘92’ before the 20 digit number.

Where does FedEx SmartPost not reach?

FedEx SmartPost delivers to all U.S. States and territories. Though SmartPost delivers outside the contiguous 48 states, it does not pick up packages in Alaska, Hawaii, or the U.S. territories.

What are the size requirements for the Global Exchange Guaranteed package?

For a non-document shipping package, the GXG minimum size is 5.5” in height and 9.5” in length. The maximum size is – total length and girth should not exceed 108 inches. For individual dimensions, the length should be 46 inches, width 35 inches, and the height should be 46 inches.

Can USPS be shipped with a FedEx box?

The Postal Service should accept a FedEx box just like any other box if it has the proper labeling and postage.

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Charles Helms is the owner and head writer of the well-known platform TrackingAdvice. With a career as an Operations Manager and over a decade of first-hand experience working with major courier shipping companies, Charles has the knowledge to help you to solve shipping and packaging-related queries.

1 thought on “Can FedEx Ship a USPS Box?”

  1. Thank you, Charles, for leaving these eye-opening facts. I work for two Luxury Residential Condominiums in the Tri-state area and a fellow associate of mine wasn’t aware that these hybrid shipping methods were occurring and felt a bit overwhelmed trying to figure out which carrier she should enter certain packages in as (Fed-Ex or USPS), considering our specific run-in with this hot topic where Fed-Ex delivered packages, but had USPS Parcel Select SmartPost e-VS postage labels on them. She just wanted to make sure the correct carrier was matched with the given tracking number, (i.e. item logged in as a Fed-Ex item wasn’t also logged in with a USPS tracking number.) At the end of the day, the carriers and package handlers should take the time to be versed in this knowledge so that they can convey this confusing process to customers and non-logistics workers alike, while both being able to identify certain tracking numbers and distinguishing which carriers deliver what and when.

    I tried to explain this, but not many people know this is what is keeping the e-commerce delivery services going ’round.

    Either way, super Informative -hopefully I can show this information around the workplace as proof there are hybrid services going on under our noses and have been for quite some time now.


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