Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCorporations · 6 months ago

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

Update 2:

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?

5 Answers

  • 6 months ago
    Best answer

    Almost all FedEx packages go from the originator to their main hub in Memphis, then to the destination.

  • 6 months ago

    Memphis TN is their primary hub...tons go through Memphis.

  • 6 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.

  • 6 months ago

    All FEDEX Air packages go through Memphis even if the destination is nearby..

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  • 6 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.

    • A Hunch
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      6 months agoReport

      Los Angeles has way more "fair" weather than Memphis, so that is not the reason all FedEx packages go through Memphis.

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