FedEx Scheduled Delivery Pending: The Solution

Many times when using the courier services of FedEx, I have come across a status in their tracking records, which reads “scheduled delivery pending.” In the beginning, it made me worry as to the implication of this statement.

This was because the first time this had happened; I was expecting a valuable shipment. So what does it mean when someone asks this question? That implies that the scheduled delivery of your package is not yet ready- it is delayed.

There are two ways to it; the good thing is your package is almost at its destination, but on the flip side, it is not yet dispatched. 

This kind of package refers to the situation where the ordering process is complete. The package is in the safety of a warehouse, with proper labelling and set to be dispatched. Once it is scanned, the order status will be changed to shipped. 

FedEx Scheduled Delivery Pending_ The Solution

An unsettled shipment expires within 10 days after you have created them, also on a future date that you can choose while creating a shipment. You can save up to 100 shipments and ship up to 10 shipments at a time.

In this situation, you won’t be billed for a delayed shipment until you process it and print its label. You can choose to process them and print labels at any time.

First, it had shown an estimated date. But now the status has changed to scheduled delivery pending by FedEx. What does this mean? 

Before you read further, you should check whether FedEx deliver your package on weekends.

Like me, many of you must have undergone this worrisome situation while taking the services by the FedEx courier agency.

I tried to get in touch with the helpline numbers. Most of my initial attempts went in vain as I could not interact with their customer care personnel. After several attempts, at last, I got through.

I was informed that if it encounters a delay, they may not be able to inform the exact date when I can expect to receive It. I was informed that many efforts were being taken to execute the order fast. 

You cannot pinpoint on any one particular reason for the scheduled delivery pending of your package; there can be very many reasons for such alternations-

  • It could imply that your package is at the station and is awaiting its turn to get scanned into a vehicle and then dispatched.
  • It could also face some issues while in transit. It could be a flight or vehicle delay. It could also face hold up in transit with the trucks. That is one of the most probable reasons for scheduled delivery is delayed. 
  • It could also because of some weather hindrances. If the climatic conditions are not suitable, it won’t be possible for it to be delivered.
  • Most importantly, because most of the areas worldwide are under quarantine, many routes have been suspended indefinitely. If this is the case, then the package will be delivered as soon as things get back to normal. 

It is to be kept in mind that the FedEx system is automated. So when the shipment misses the estimated time, it is automatically changed to ‘pending.’ FedEx is under no legal obligation to meet their promised date.

If you have made a particular contract with them specifying the required date, all you can do is wait. 

Customers have often been found to have put forward their grievances of not getting their packages on the due time. They complain of the fact that all of a sudden it changes from shipped to scheduled delivery pending.

In such cases, when they try to reach the helpline numbers, they are mostly met with even more dissatisfaction. Mostly the response that they receive is quite vague, which includes the explanation to the packages not being ready for shipping. Though they promise on quickly providing with the accurate dates, this is hardly ever met. 

Some factors that should be kept in mind when scheduled delivery is pending:

What is a delayed shipment?

It is a shipment record saved to be processed later. This allows you to enter the shipment information ahead of time and print the labels when your packages are ready to be shipped. 

What does it mean when the FedEx changes the status ‘scheduled’ to delivery ‘pending’?

When a shipping status is delayed, it means that the shipping courier company is processing it. FedEx uses this status to begin its logistic functions to get a package from the location to the intended destination.

What is the money-back policy of FedEx?

The FedEx Express international packages are supported with a money-back guarantee policy. It applies to all kinds of postponement items. 

FedEx Scheduled Delivery Pending: Related questions and FAQS

What does it mean that shipping is pending and through FedEx?

This means that if your delivery misses the date, the status is changed to “delayed”.

What is a reason that a FedEx package did not arrive on the estimated date and now says no estimated date available and status is still not clear?

This means that the Scheduled for your package is not yet ready, and it is pending.

Why my FedEx shipment is stuck at “In Transit” even after the expected date?

This means that the package is no more showing any enhancement towards its destination. It is either kept in the courier company’s depots or stuck in customs.

I have been taking the FedEx courier’s services for quite some time now and have come to endure certain circumstances that have added much to my misery.

Hence, whenever I see the status is being changed from scheduled to delivery pending, I try to track my package’s status online using the tracking number. If you don’t have a tracking number to check the status of your package then you can check this guide.

This helps in accessing the shipment’s most up to date information. Moreover, one can’t do much under such situations except to wait.

Charles Helms
About Author:
Charles Helms is an independent contractor having 15 years of experience in courier services. Charles has worked with all the major shipping companies like DHL, FedEx, and USPS. With a vast knowledge in this particular domain, he is now willing to help others if anyone is having trouble with any shipping companies.
Charles believes, “Knowledge must be shared.” Hence, he created this online platform named Tracking Advice to help people with his informative blogs and news. He has also made up a small team of professionals from the same field to assist several customers online. He plans to expand this platform even further, and he believes that success is inevitable!

2 thoughts on “FedEx Scheduled Delivery Pending: The Solution”

  1. Thank you. Good information. I have had the worse time with FedEx. I miss appointments. Have to reschedule things only for my packages to get reschedule. When I find out my shipment will be with FedEx I expect there to be a problem and it is. I was getting a next day that took 10 days from a place 5 hrs away. I prefer UPS. My God. They let me know how many stops they are away in the map so I can be aware of my exact delivery time. If I’m not home I know they left it. If I’m in another room, I know when to go check. Today I have important work to do in a place where I won’t hear the door to sign for a package. Fedex went from by 2:50 till end of the day now pending. I’m ok with delays and changes. I understand, however. I have not yet experienced this 50 deliveries from UPS, yet every single time with FedEx except 1.

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