FedEx is one of the largest courier companies in the world. The services that FedEx provides range from shipping, to copying and printing services, faxing, shredding, and more.
FedEx can truly be a one-stop shop for all of your shipping and office needs, but does FedEx sell stamps? I performed a deep dive into the current advice and found conflicting evidence: some say yes, and some say no.
So, I’m here to set the record straight. Continue reading to see if you can buy your next booklet or individual stamp from your local FedEx location.
But first, let’s discuss the humble beginnings of this shipping giant. FedEx was founded by Frederick W. Smith back in 1971. The headquarters for this business, originally in Little Rock, Arkansas, is now located in Memphis, Tennessee.
There have been partnerships and expansions over time, most notably with Kinkos. In 2004, FedEx bought Kinkos and transformed it into what we now know as FedEx Office.
FedEx Office helped the business expand into the needs of customers outside of shipping, including stationary, printing, scanning, and more. But did they expand into selling stamps?
Does FedEx Sell Booklets Of Stamps?
If you're looking to buy your next book of 20 stamps, FedEx will unfortunately not be the place. I placed a call to all of the FedEx locations within a 50-mile radius of my residence, and all had the same answer.
FedEx as a company does not sell books of stamps. This does not depend on the location, it is a company-wide rule.
Does FedEx Sell Individual Stamps?
FedEx does not sell books or individual stamps. This service is not offered because it is facilitated through USPS.
The use of stamps to mail items is considered a U.S. Postal Service First Class mail service. Therefore, all stamps are technically first class stamps.
While FedEx can still service your package shipping needs, they may not be the best option for mailing a letter.
Can You Buy Stamps Online?
Unfortunately, the answer is still no. At this time, you cannot buy stamps on the FedEx website.
How Much Do Stamps Cost?
Currently, forever stamps are priced at 60 cents each. Therefore, you can expect to spend around $12 for your next book of stamps.
However, the cost of stamps is continually on the rise so it may be wise to stock up every once in a while. Keep on the lookout for when price increases are expected to occur as this will be the best time to stock up.
And if you decided to stock up and already own stamps, store them in a safe place for when they are needed.
Should I Mail My Letter At FedEx?
Due to FedEx not selling or shipping items that use postal stamps, there are only certain scenarios where it would be advantageous to ship a letter with FedEx.
If you are sending a couple-page document, a birthday card, an old fashion letter to your pen pal, or any other type of personal mail, then using a regular envelope and a USPS stamp will be your best, cheapest bet.
However, if you have a bulkier document with a lot of pages or a document you need to send to someone with an urgent need, then FedEx may be the best way.
Additionally, you may want to consider FedEx if you have document(s) that contain sensitive or personal information. With FedEx, you can pay for tracked service and require a signature to ensure your documents get to the right place.
Shipping charges will vary depending on weight, speed of delivery, and any extra features you require.
Since FedEx has a strong presence in the international mail department, this may be the preferred method for all of your international shipping needs.
FedEx Shipping Services
With all of the following shipping services, there are wide variations in the cost, weight, and speed of each mailing service.
Use FedEx Ground for all of your business shipping needs. This service is advertised as low cost but still delivers to businesses quickly.
Within the contiguous U.S., packages will arrive in 1-5 business days.
FedEx Express is another option for those dealing with shipping within their business. Packages of any shape or size, big or small, can be shipped extremely quickly.
Additionally, FedEx offers free packaging when shipping with Express mail. Just ask one of the staff members in the store to assist you, or visit the FedEx website.
As mentioned earlier, FedEx is one of the largest shipping and office supply stores in the world. So yes, they offer international shipping options too.
They help coordinate the entire process including estimated duties and taxes, and navigating a customs form for your shipment.
Freight services should be used for shipping something very bulky. Specifically, an item or items that weigh over 150 pounds.
FedEx Same Day
FedEx Same Day is one of the quickest shipping options within the shipping industry. Literally within the same day you can have a document, a contract, or any other item shipped within hours.
With this service comes an extra cost due to the urgency to expedite this delivery.
However, there is a major perk: a money-back guarantee. If your item does not arrive in time, you are eligible to have your money returned due to the inconvenience.
The latest time for delivery is 8 PM. If not delivered or delivered after that time, contact FedEx to inquire about the money-back guarantee.
Other FedEx Services
For your next big life event, FedEx has you covered. For events ranging from graduation to an engagement, pregnancy, and more, FedEx has cards for every occasion.
You can either design it yourself or use a premade template.
FedEx partners with Canva to help you create one-of-a-kind calendars for any occasion. If you're an avid traveler, use pictures to re-live your travels each month.
If you just welcomed a new baby, use milestone pictures to watch your little loved one grow over time. Or, for my pet parents, use your most precious photos from your furry friend.
That's right, you no longer have to rely on Walgreens or another supplier for your canvas prints. FedEx offers a large variety of sizes for all of your gifting or home decor needs.
Whether you have a brand or want a fun way to make unique gift boxes, FedEx has you covered! Many different sizes and orientations of boxes are offered.
FedEx offers you the flexibility to design and start from scratch or plug into a template already made.
Find Your Nearest FedEx Store
In order to inquire about the services you need at your specific store, use the FedEx online store locator to find the location closest to you. Within the store locator, you will find that FedEx has expanded its retail locations to have a satellite within some Walgreens locations across the country.
This takes on a whole new meaning to your local FedEx store with the ease of access the new satellite locations provide. Although these are much smaller offices with limited services offered, it is still a major perk.
The hours of each FedEx location vary. Typically, stores are open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM, with variable hours on the weekend.
Most stores are open with limited hours on Saturdays. Some, but not all, locations are closed on Sunday.
If your FedEx location is closed, you can still use their drop boxes to ensure your package is delivered. On the mailbox, it should say pickup times where the courier will collect all of the outgoing mail.
In summary, you will have to leave sending mail with stamps to the United States Post Office shipping company. Although USPS postage stamps can be purchased at many locations, FedEx is unfortunately not one of them.