Can I pick the package up at the FedEx Center early in the morning?

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  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a

    coolwater

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    Rather than waiting for it to be delivered, usually in the afternoon for my neighborhood, can I ask FedEx not to deliver the package so that I can go pick it up early myself?

    Will FedEx hold my package not even attempting to deliver at least once?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I've never had any luck with that. They always require one delivery before holding a package. Rather frustrating especially since it would probably save them on gas!
     
  3. coolwater thread starter macrumors 6502a

    coolwater

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    I would directly ask FedEx this question. But, I can't even find their number or email address on their website. :confused:
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    1-800-GOFEDEX ;)
     
  5. coolwater thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see... bummer.... :(
     
  6. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    If most FedEx depots are like my local one, trucks are loaded and on the roads by 5:00AM. In my experience you cannot schedule a pickup until at least 1 delivery attempt was made.

    I'm also lucky that my FedEx guy comes between 9:00 and 11:00AM :) My UPS guy comes at 6:00PM every night like clockwork.
     
  7. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    I cant stand UPS. I have lived in 9 different places since 1999 and UPS has always come between 6 and 7 pm no matter where I was living.
     
  8. cparktd macrumors member

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    Yep, sort-of.

    As a shipper we used to do that often... BUT if you follow preferred Fed-Ex procedure the request has to be by the shipper, at the time of entering the package into the system. (hold for pickup option)

    It will be luck if it works any other way, but it has been done.
     
  9. efyou macrumors regular

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    it can be done. it's kind of hard to do though without a tracking number. if you have the tracking number give 'em a call early before the trucks roll out.
     

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