Is it normal for FedEx to transfer something to a facility that's further away?
I'm waiting for a shipment and I've been tracking it with FedEx. I live in the Chicago metro (IL), and the shipment originated in Indianapolis, IN. But when I checked it this morning they had transferred it to a facility in Memphis. TN?
It looks planned since the expected delivery date hasn't changed but...
How does that make any sense?
* Memphis, TN
For reference, Indianapolis -> Chicago is a ~3 hr drive, Memphis -> Chicago is ~7.5 hr drive and Google automatically recommends flights for it. So wth FedEx?
- A HunchLv 76 months agoBest answer
Almost all FedEx packages go from the originator to their main hub in Memphis, then to the destination.
- Casey YLv 76 months ago
Memphis TN is their primary hub...tons go through Memphis.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 76 months ago
Yes. Memphis is their main facility. Originally, everything went through there. I'm not sure if that's still true, but it's certainly still the hub for the central time zone.
- RichardLv 56 months ago
All FEDEX Air packages go through Memphis even if the destination is nearby..
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- acermillLv 76 months ago
FedEx has always used Memphis as a parting point in its varied travels. Why ? Because Memphis has the most FAIR weather given its starting point.