FEDEX : Hold At Fedex Location

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stu00a, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. stu00a macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2011
    I see that some packages are delivered by UPS and some are by Fedex.

    It looks like to me that packages that are delivered by UPS are already able to request to hold their package for pickup on 09/19.

    My package will be delivered by Fedex and it is still stuck at Memphis hub and there is no option to hold at fedex location yet.

    Anybody have done this before? Some people say that Fedex has to make AT LEAST one delivery attempt to request a hold at fedex location.
  2. Slumpey macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2011
    I believe the fedex orders are screwed if you want it held at a location, I believe one delivery attempt is needed. Hopefully someone can prove me wrong.
  3. barrett14 macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    I have tried tracking my phone via reference on both UPS and FedEx but have been unable to do so. I have been using my phone number as the reference. What else can I do??
  4. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2004
    Wait until you're sent the tracking number, of course. Why would FedEx/UPS know or care what the phone number was?

    If you have not been sent a tracking number, then there is not one, yet.
  5. DVDxR macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    I've had items held at station before the first delivery attempt, but not an iPhone in particular on launch day. I have also picked up items the same day they missed delivery. Just dropped by on my way home from work after the drivers are back.

    Now, this is assuming they are coming via regular FedEx. If they are home delivery (Purple/Green vs Purple/Red logo trucks) you're hosed. Those are contractors and the items stay in the trucks over night. I hate those :mad:.

    edit: Make sure you sign up for an account and log in so you can see all the options if you have not yet.
  6. pragmatous macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2012
    I called fedex because this is what I want to do and they said because there's no address they can't relocate it. They said you have to call the company that shipped it.

    In my case that's verizon so I need to call verizon and ask if they can hold it at a fedex location. I plan to call tomorrow.

  7. memorygirl macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    I called Fedex too since I will be in and out on Friday. They looked it up and said the shipper is not allowing a hold at location and they must make one delivery attempt. Mine says by 4:30 and I was told if I miss it to go to Fedex around 7pm and it will be there. They said Saturday is a pickup option too since they won't try a second delivery until Monday.
  8. Bo15 macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2010
    Once it's in transit, you can have it held at location for FedEx

    Request to Have a FedEx Location Hold Your Package After It Ships

    To request to have us hold your shipment for pickup at a FedEx location before the first delivery attempt or after you receive a door tag, go to and enter the tracking number in the Track box.
    Select Hold at FedEx Location and choose an eligible location in your area.
    Or call 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339 and request a hold at location.

    FedEx Hold at location
  9. davefromca macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    Santa Barbara
    I addressed this in another thread as well as in 2012 with the 5. I could not find a solution even though some members on here say you can have them hold it. I worked from home in 2012 ans after making a few calls i will be working from home in 2014.
  10. Audifan1502 macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2014
    When I was to receive the 5 on launch day FedEx came to my house 3 times that Friday, only because he said he wanted it off his truck. He also said that once the iPhone was out for delivery it would stay on the truck until Sat. when he would have made the 4th attempt to deliver it. Must be a long day for UPS/FedEx drivers.
  11. Frasern1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    North Carolina
    Every previous year with my preorder from FedEx they have to attempt a delivery first.

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