We started using Fedex to ship our seedlings last year, for a few reasons. The main reason was their competitively priced, guaranteed two day delivery service. When you ship live plants that’s a big deal! If your fancy new shoes are a day or two late, it may be a bit of an inconvenience, but your shoes are not unusable like seedlings may be if they go on a 3 day detour.
Thankfully, delivery problems with the 2 Day service are extremely rare, and almost all of the small number of issues we have experienced over the years have been due to weather delays or incorrect addresses, given when the order was placed.
Fedex Delivery Manager is a FREE service which allows you to get text or push notifications about all upcoming Fedex Deliveries. You get notified when your package has been picked up, an approximate delivery time on delivery day and a notification within minutes of it being delivered. You can also sign for a delivery online and leave additional delivery instructions, like leaving your package behind a bush for example.
It’s a real simple process and your seedlings won’t be left out in the cold again!