SOLVED: FedEx shipping stuck on ‘Label has been created’

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • When you're waiting for a package to be shipped by FedEx, you sometimes get the status Label has been created. The status will be updated when shipment begins to travel.
  • There is little you can do when you see this status, but we have a few answers, so keep reading.
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You’ve ordered the latest iPhone SE two days ago on a huge discount and you can’t wait to fiddle with it, but FedEx‘s tracking page keeps saying that the Label has been created. The status will be updated when shipment begins to travel.  And nothing else.

Or, you ordered some stuff on eBay and the seller gave you a FedEx tracking number, but when you want to track your package down, the FedEx site is still stuck on Label has been created and you know how strict the sellers are with delivery dates.


So, what can you do about it? What does this status mean and who should you call for more information? We’re trying t shed some light on this situation with the information below.

What does it mean when FedEx says the shipping Label has been created?fed ex status


This happens because sometimes labels are printed automatically by shippers once an order had been placed, although the shipment has not actually been processed.

The status means that FedEx has been notified of the shipment, and the seller has placed the order which generated a label. The next steps would be to apply the label to the package, and for FedEx to pick up the parcel (or for the seller to deliver the parcel to a FedEx office).

Depending on the shipping instructions, FedEx usually picks up shipments within one or two business days. However, on periods with heavy traffic, for instance around Black Friday or similar, it is possible that they run off the schedule.

It is also very possible that the package was shipped, but it hasn’t been scanned in the shipper’s system yet, and will be scanned upon arrival to the location.

What can I do if my shipping is stuck in Label has been created?

So the only thing for you to do is wait for a little longer, especially if you trust the seller. If you purchased something on eBay, for instance, it would be a good idea to do a little research on the seller, just to make sure that you haven’t been scammed.

On the other hand, forum users advise against contacting FedEx directly, because their support proved unable to clarify the label shipping status.

We hope that this information was useful. Feel free to share your thoughts on this topic using the comments sections below.


FAQ: Read more about FedEx labels

  • How do I create a FedEx shipping label?

You can create a FedEx shipping label by using the Delivery Manager app. If you can’t use it, have a look at our FedEx Delivery Manager not working guide.

  • What happens after the shipping label is created?

It just means that the seller made the shipping label and the delivery service is waiting to get it so they can mail it.

  • Can I use an old FedEx label?

There is a limit to how old the labels can be. If you are using a very old shipping label it is possible that the FedEx agent will not scan it and tell you to create an updated label.