Find Your Ideal Shipment Size with FedEx’s Box Guide

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When it comes to shipping parcels, selecting the right box size is crucial for ensuring your items arrive safely and cost-effectively. With FedEx’s wide array of shipping boxes, choosing the perfect fit for your shipment can be simplified.

Whether you’re sending documents, machine parts, or delicate items, FedEx offers a range of box sizes to accommodate various needs. Here’s everything you need to know about finding your ideal shipment size with FedEx’s Box Guide:

Why Choosing the Right Box Matters

Selecting the appropriate shipping box is essential for several reasons:

  1. Protecting Your Items: The right box size ensures that your items are adequately protected during transit, reducing the risk of damage.
  2. Optimizing Shipping Costs: Choosing a box that matches the size and weight of your shipment can help you avoid unnecessary shipping fees.
  3. Meeting Courier Requirements: Different courier services have size and weight restrictions, so selecting the right box ensures your shipment complies with these guidelines.

Types of FedEx Boxes

FedEx offers a variety of boxes tailored to different shipping needs:

  • Small Box: Ideal for small documents, CDs, and file folders.
  • Medium Box: Designed for large documents, binders, or books.
  • Large Box: Suitable for machine parts, stacks of paper, and computer printouts.
  • A4 Box: Perfect for shipping A-4 sized items internationally.
  • Tube: Ideal for shipping rolled items like fabric samples, drawings, and posters.
  • 10kg Box: Strong, double-walled box for cost-effective international shipping.
  • 25kg Box: Designed for fixed-rate international shipping for heavier items.

Cost of FedEx Boxes

While FedEx-branded boxes are free for customers, specialized boxes may have associated costs. Here’s an overview of prices for select FedEx boxes:

  • Bike Box: $15
  • Heavy-Duty Double-Walled Box (24in x 24in x 18in): $10
  • Heavy-Duty Double-Walled Box (28in x 28in x 28in): $15
  • Golf Bag Box: $12
  • Laptop Box with Kit: $15
  • FedEx Tube: $7.50
  • Golf Club Tube: $7.50
  • Tablet Box: $10
  • Guitar Box: $12

Standard Boxes Available In-Store at FedEx Office

DimensionsPrice for box onlyPrice with packingPrice for fragile packaging2Example of shippable item
Image of brown FedEx 8"x8"x8" box.8″ x 8″ x 8″ box$1.75$5.49$13.49Image of 2 clear drinking glasses
Image of brown FedEx 12"x3"x17 1/2" box.12″ x 3″ x 17-1/2″ box$2.25N/AN/AImage of orange winter puff jacket.
Image of brown FedEx 12"x12"x18" box.12″ x 12″ x 18″ box$3.75$10.49$17.99Image of black drip coffee pot.
Image of brown FedEx 13"x9"x11" box.13″ x 9″ x 11″ box$2.75$7.99$17.49Image of decorative bowl.
Image of brown FedEx 16"x16"x16" box.16″ x 16″ x 16″ box$4.29$13.49$21.39Image of antique brass lamp with porcelain shade.
Image of a brown FedEx 14"x14"x14" box.14″ x 14″ x 14″ box$3.75$10.49$17.99Image of 3 bowls in blue, purple and green.
Image of a brown FedEx 20"x20"x20" box.20″ x 20″ x 20″ box$6.29$17.99$26.99Image of 2 large speakers.
Image of brown FedEx 23"x17"x12" box.23″ x 17″ x 12″ box$4.75$14.49$23.99Image of blue skateboard with orange wheels.
Image of brown FedEx 12"x9"x6" box.12″ x 9″ x 6″ box$2.00$6.99$14.49Image of 4 gold, ornate, empty frames.
Image of brown FedEx 11"x11"x11" box.11″ x 11″ x 11″ box$2.50$7.99$17.49Image of striped, colorful vase.
Image of brown FedEx 17"x17"x7" box.17″ x 17″ x 7″ box$3.25$11.49$19.99Image of a PlayStation game console with 2 controllers.
Image of brown FedEx 20"x20"x12" box.20″ x 20″ x 12″ box$4.50$14.99$23.99Image of colorful dishes: stack of plates, saucers, bowls, tea cups and spoons.
Image of brown FedEx 22"x22"x22" box.22″ x 22″ x 22″ box$7.00$18.99$27.99Image of standing mint green kitchen aid mixer.
Image of 24"x24"x24" heavy-duty double-walled box.24″ x 24″ x 24″
heavy-duty double-
walled box
$12.00$21.99$30.99Image of grey and black, digital, instant pot pressure cooker.
Image of 28"x28"x28" heavy-duty double-walled box.28″ x 28″ x 28″
heavy-duty double-walled box
$15.00$26.99$34.99Image of sports equipment: soccer/volley/basket/foot balls, catcher mitt.
Image of 24"x24"x18" heavy-duty double-walled box.24″ x 24″ x 18″
heavy-duty double-walled box
$10.00$18.99$25.99Image of black and grey desk printer.
Image of 18"x13"x11-3/4" heavy-duty double-walled box.18″ x 13″ x 11-3/4″ heavy-duty double-walled box$7.00$12.49$19.49Image of desktop computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse and tower.

Specialty Boxes Available In-Store at FedEx Office

DimensionsPrice for box onlyPrice with packingPrice for fragile packaging2
Image of golf bag box with golf clubs inside. 
Golf bag box
15″ x 15″ x 48″
Image of golf club tube with clubs inside. 
Golf club tube
50″ x 9″ x 9″
Image of bike box with bike in front. 
Bike box
54″ x 8″ x 28″
Image of guitar box with guitar case in front. 
Guitar box
20″ x 8″ x 50″
Image of two-piece telescoping boxes with ski's in front. 
Two-piece telescoping box
10″ x 6″ x 57″ to 108″
Image of brown FedEx Medium flat-panel TV box with TV in front.Flat-panel TV box
Small 38″ x 8″ x 26″
for TVs/monitors between
28-1/2″ x 1″ x 22″ – 33-1/2″ x 4″ x 22″Medium 46″ x 8″ x 30″
for TVs/monitors between
31-1/2″ x 1″ x 26″ – 41-1/2″ x 4″ x 26″Large 56″ x 8″ x 36″
for TVs/monitors between
46-1/2″ x 1″ x 32″ – 51-1/2″ x 4″ x 32″
Image of brown FedEx Medium framed art box with Airfloat system with framed artwork inside. 
Framed art box with Airfloat systemExtra small
Fits frames up to 14″ x 19″ x 2″Small
Fits frames up to 19″ x 24″ x 2″Medium 
Fits frames up to 25″ x 33″ x 4″Large
Fits frames up to 40″ x 50″ x 3″
Image of brown FedEx Medium framed art box with Airfloat system with framed artwork inside.Medium framed art box
Fits frames up to 28’’ x 21’’ x 2-1/2’’ Large framed art box
Fits frames up to 44″ x 32″ x 2-1/2″
Image of small electronics box opened and closed.Small electronics box
Fits electronics up to
6-1/4″ x 3-1/8″ x  1/2″
Image of Laptop box with kit open and closed. 
Laptop box with kit
21″ x 16″ x 5″
Image of Tablet box open and closed.Tablet box
Fits electronics up to
10-7/16″ x 7-1/2″ x 1″

Shipping Restrictions

It’s essential to be aware of FedEx’s size and weight restrictions when shipping large items:

  1. FedEx Express: Maximum size: 119in x 165in x 165in / Maximum weight: 150lbs.
  2. FedEx Express International: Maximum size: 108in x 130in x 130in / Maximum weight: 50lbs.
  3. FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery: Maximum size: 108in x 165in x 165in / Maximum weight: 05lbs.

Free FedEx Packing Supplies

Customers can order free FedEx boxes and packing supplies by creating a FedEx account. This includes envelopes, FedEx Packs, and a range of box sizes.


#1 Do FedEx stores sell boxes?

Yes, or you can order online at; look for the free boxes.

#2 Does FedEx have insulated boxes?

Yes, FedEx offers refrigerated boxes that keep contents cold for up to five days.

#3 Can you reuse old FedEx boxes for shipping?

Yes, most old FedEx boxes can be reused as long as they’re in good condition.

By leveraging FedEx Express Delivery Tracking, you gain real-time visibility into the whereabouts of your packages, ensuring peace of mind and timely delivery.

Coupled with FedEx’s Box Guide, this comprehensive solution empowers you to make informed decisions about packaging, optimizing shipping costs and reducing the risk of damage during transit. From small documents to large machine parts, selecting the right box size is crucial for a successful shipping experience with FedEx.

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