Does FedEx ship large tvs?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

FedEx does ship large TVs. I recently had to ship a 55-inch TV, and I was able to do so with FedEx. Here’s how I went about it:

1. Packaging: The first step is to ensure that your TV is properly packaged for shipping. This is crucial to protect the fragile screen and other components during transit. I recommend using a double-walled cardboard box specifically designed for TVs. These boxes are sturdy and provide extra protection. If you don’t have such a box, you can purchase one from a FedEx Office location or other packaging supply stores.

2. Bubble Wrap: Before placing the TV in the box, wrap it securely with several layers of bubble wrap. This will provide an additional layer of cushioning to protect against any shocks or impacts during shipping. Pay extra attention to the corners and edges, as these are the most vulnerable areas.

3. Styrofoam Corners: To further safeguard the TV, I suggest using styrofoam corners. These can be placed on each corner of the TV before wrapping it in bubble wrap. Styrofoam corners offer additional protection to the most fragile parts of the TV and help prevent any movement or shifting within the box.

4. Secure the TV in the Box: Once the TV is wrapped and the corners are in place, carefully place it inside the cardboard box. Make sure it fits snugly and doesn’t have any room to move around. If there are any gaps, fill them with packing peanuts or crumpled paper to prevent any shifting during transit.

5. Seal the Box: After placing the TV in the box, seal it securely with heavy-duty packing tape. Reinforce all the seams, edges, and corners to provide extra strength and prevent the box from opening during shipping.

6. Labeling: Clearly label the box as “Fragile” or “Handle with Care” using bright-colored markers. This will alert the shipping personnel to handle the package with caution. Additionally, make sure to include both the sender’s and recipient’s addresses and contact information on the label.

7. Insurance: Depending on the value of your TV, you may want to consider adding insurance to your shipment. This will provide coverage in case of any damage or loss during transit. FedEx offers different insurance options, so inquire about them at the FedEx Office location when you drop off your package.

8. Drop-off: Once your TV is securely packaged and labeled, you can take it to your nearest FedEx Office location for shipping. The staff will assist you in completing the necessary paperwork and guide you through the shipping process. They will also provide you with a tracking number so you can monitor the progress of your shipment online.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your large TV is well-protected and ready for shipping with FedEx. Remember to consult with the FedEx staff for any specific instructions or requirements they may have for shipping large items.