FedEx is one of the largest delivery companies in the world. Considered to be a pioneer in overnight delivery as well as technological innovations such as real time tracking for consumers, FedEx handles substantial call volume at its customer service centers.
People call FedEx for a number of reasons, including:
There are several things that you can do to help ensure that your call to FedEx customer service is a productive one:
Note: Like many businesses, FedEx uses an automated voice System to direct your call. If you wish to speak to a representative, simply push "0" or say "representative" when the system asks why you are calling.
Reports on FedEx phone-based customer service tend to be mixed. Some customers are very happy with the service that they have received, while others have some issues with the efficacy of FedEx's resolution process.
One type of issue that some consumers complain about is FedEx's inability to promptly and efficiently file claims for items that are damaged while in transit. Consumers claim that FedEx can be uncooperative and that it sometimes takes escalation to third-party advocates to address damage claims.
FedEx representatives can do many things to help you with shipping items and getting problems resolved. Representatives can answer your questions about shipping issues, direct you to places where you can drop off a shipment or purchase services, and provide tracking information.
In addition, a FedEx customer service agent can also open an investigation into an item that seems to have been lost during the shipping process and can also open a claim for damages.
FedEx can also arrange to have a driver come and pick up an item at your home or office.
FedEx customer service may not be able to provide much assistance if you and a third-party have a conflict over the delivery or non-delivery of a package. For example, if FedEx delivers a package that you have sent to another person or business and provides you with proof of delivery, FedEx may refuse to pay a lost package claim if the receiver says that he or she never received the item.
Sometimes, and despite your best efforts, a call to FedEx goes awry. This may be due to a communication issue between you and the representative, FedEx's policies, or some other reason. While this can be frustrating, you shouldn't give up on achieving your desired resolution. Here are some things that you can do: