FedEx tracking number isn’t found? Here’s what you can do

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • When FedEx doesn't find your tracking number, it's often because the service didn't get to scan the parcel to include it in their systems, so be patient.
  • There are a few options that you can use to track your shipping if you don't have a tracking number, so keep reading.
  • Errors are common with web apps and we have a whole list of them in our separate FedEx Issues section.
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Tracking numbers are one detail that any delivery service uses to identify a package and also to allow their clients (be them senders or receivers) to track the delivery status of their package.

FedEx is no different, allowing you to track your package from the start of the delivery to the end.

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Having a tracking number, one can easily go to the service’s webpage and without much fuss find out if the shipment is on its way or whether they can expect it to arrive on a certain day.

With FedEx, it sometimes happens that clients are trying to enter the tracking number in the search form, but the service returns a not found message.


Why is my FedEx tracking number not found?

If the service tells you that your tracking number can’t be found, it usually means that your shipment hasn’t been picked up yet by the courier or the courier has not scanned it when received.fedex tracking number

It is common for delivery services to offer a tracking number for any parcel that they process. However, it takes up to 24 hours to sort out all the packages received in one day. Only afterward is the tracking number registered in their systems.

How can I track my parcel without a tracking number?

As mentioned, you should allow 24 hours between the day the parcel was sent before searching for it in the system.

Or, if for any reason you misplaced the tracking number, or you have the wrong one, you can track your shipments online using the reference number assigned to your shipment.

You can also use the FedEx InSight service to track packages without a tracking number or call the FedEx Customer Service to talk to one of the agents.

Since FedEx is one of the most reliable delivery services, you’ll surely get a positive response in the end.


FAQ: Read more about delivery tracking numbers

  • How long does it take for a tracking number to show up?

It can take 24 hours for tracking numbers to show up in the system so that you can track your parcel. If your Delivery Manager is not working, have a look at our comprehensive list of solutions.

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  • What do FedEx tracking numbers look like?

Most FedEx tracking number formats are formed out of 20-digits, or a combination of 13 alphabetic and numeric characters, usually starting with 2 letters and ending with US.

  • How can I track something without a tracking number?

Each delivery company has its own system to allow you to track parcels without a tracking number. But some sort of document is still necessary, such as a reference for your shipment.

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