Last Updated on December 17, 2021 by Kennedy
Typing in your tracking number to check where your parcel is at and what you saw on the tracking information is fedex at destination sort facility, that ie probably you must have used FedEx as your shipment.
The very first question that will came into your head will be what does that trying to notify you, what is at FedEx at destination meaning?
In this article I will explain what the shipping term is all about and what follows next after seeing at destination sort facility on your fedex tracking information.
Let’s proceed to that.
What does fedex at destination sort facility mean?
On tracking information, fedex at destination sort facility means that your along package along with others is at FedEx warehouse (sort facility) where it will be sorted out based on their shipping address and further will be dispatched to their various destinations.
I want you to know that at destination sort facility is quite different from at sort facility when it comes to shipping of products, let me explain that to you.
Shipment at sorting facility: This means the shipment or item is at the sort facility of the country where you purchased the item. For example, buying an item from Aliexpress will have the item through the sort facility or sorting center in China before it will be dispatched to the destination country.
Whenever you see at the sorting center on your aliexpress tracking information, kindly note that the sorting center they are referring to is the one at the country of origin of the item or probably in China.
Shipment at destination sort facility: When you see shipment or fedex at destination sort facility, this means a recipient item is within it’s location sort facility (warehouse). For example, you bought a shoe from aliexpress and which you used FedEx as your shipping method.
After the item has already been shipped you tacked it and saw shipment at the sorting center or sort facility.
Then what follows next is dispatch from sorting center, departed from country of origin, arrived at destination country, awaiting custom clearance and again you saw shipment at destination sort facility.
This means your item has arrived at the sorting facility or warehouse of courier service or logistics which you used in shipping your item. Right inside the sorting facility all items will be sorted based on their shipping address and finally they will be out for delivery.
So what follows next after seeing fedex at destination sort facility is out for delivery or drop off at the delivery office.
What follows next after seeing fedex at destination sort facility on tracking information?
After seeing fedex at destination sort facility on your tracking information, what follows next will be your item will be out for delivery or dispatched to the delivery service. If your location is unknown to the FedEx delivery personnel, your item will be dropped off at the post office and there you will pickup your item.
What is fedex sort facility?
FedEx sort facility is a large FedEx warehouse where all items whose shipping method is fedex will be checked, labelled, and arranged according to their destinations and which they will all be dispatched to shipping address for delivery.
From fedex sort facility items or packages will be out for delivery or they will drop off at the local post office if the recipient location cannot be accessed.
Can you pick up a package from fedex sort facility?
You cannot pickup your package at FedEx central sort facility because third parties are not allowed inside the sorting facility except for those working inside the warehouse. You can only wait for delivery time to receive your item.
But if what you are seeing is fedex at destination sort facility pickup, then you can pickup your item from that very FedEx sort facility in your location.
Again, if you waited for far to long or your item seemed to be stucked at fedex sort facility, what you have to do is to contact FedEx and give them your tracking number and they will check the item for you and have it delivered to you.
Still they won’t allow you to come to the sorting facility to pickup your item unless in rare cases but I’m yet to see such happened.
How long does a FedEx package stay at a sort facility?
Package stay at FedEx sort facility for a maximum of three to five working days and they will all be dispatched to their various destinations for delivery.
If your item happens to stay for more than a week or two weeks at fedex sort facility or tracking your item you kept on seeing fedex at destination sort facility for up to two weeks, please you have to contact FedEx and lay down your complain.
However, in some cases the item might be out for delivery but what you will be seeing fedex at destination sort facility on your tracking information.
Why this is happening is simply because the item hasn’t been scanned or your tracking information updated.
Once a order or a package inside the fedex sort facility gets scanned, you will receive a new update on your tracking information. If it doesn’t scanned, you won’t receive any new updates on your fedex tracking information.
What to do on FedEx at destination sort facility for days
If you item happens to stay or get stucked on fedex at destination sort facility for days 9r going to two weeks, what you have to do is to contact FedEx helpline or customer service.
Give them your tracking number and let them track the item.
Most time if the item is still in the fedex sort facility, they will let you know about it and will in turn have the item get dispatched to your location or house.
In some cases where buy a package or item gets stucked on fedex at destination sort facility for weeks without any further updates or delivery, then it is likely the item was returned back to the seller because of some mishap or issues.
This is why I do also recommend to contact a seller when your item gets stucked with the delivery personnel.
This is only for online buyers.
FedEx destination sort facility time
If you are requested to come pick up your package on fedex at destination sort facility pickup, then the proper time to go is from 8am in morning until 6pm in the evening though it all depends on one’s location.