Hey there! So, you’ve sent a package using FedEx to another country, right? They gave you this thing called a tracking code. With this code, you can see where your package is and when it’s going to reach its final spot.
Have you ever seen the words “International shipment release- import” when you checked your FedEx tracking? Or maybe you’ve seen it written a bit differently like, “Int’l shipment release-import”. If you’re scratching your head thinking, “What in the world does that mean?”, don’t worry. I’m here to help you out!
What “International Shipment Release – Import” Really Means
Simply put, “International shipment release import” is just a fancy way of saying your package passed its customs check. Customs is like the package’s checkpoint when it enters a new country by air or sea. They make sure everything in the package is okay and all the fees are paid. Once they give the green light, your package is free to continue its journey. It’s handed back to FedEx, and they’ll take care of getting it to the place it needs to go.
Other Cool Tracking Terms You Might See
Now, there are a couple more phrases you might bump into when you’re tracking:
- International Shipment Release – Export: This means your package is on its way out of the country you sent it from. Most times, countries are chill about things leaving, so FedEx doesn’t always show this one.
- International Shipment Release – Import: This is just another way of saying your package got the thumbs up from customs in the receiving country.
- If you spot “in transit” on your tracking, get excited! It means your package is super close to its final destination.
Alright, now that we’ve got the basics down, let’s dig a bit more into the world of FedEx tracking!
How Does FedEx International Shipment Work?
Ever wondered how your package travels from one corner of the world to another when you send it via FedEx? Let’s break it down together!
1. Starting Off: Handing Over Your Package
So, the journey begins when you, the sender, give your package to FedEx. It’s like giving them a mini mission – “Hey, FedEx! Make sure this gets to my buddy on the other side of the world, okay?”
2. The Great Journey: Flying to a New Country
After your package says goodbye, it travels to the country it’s supposed to go to. But wait! Before it can continue, it has a pit stop to make at a place called “customs.”
3. The Customs Checkpoint: Getting the Green Light
Here at customs, they open up your package (nicely, of course) and check if everything’s cool. It’s like the package’s passport control. Once everything looks good and all the paperwork’s done, they give it a thumbs up.
4. Final Leg of the Trip: Delivery Time!
Now, your package gets back with the FedEx team of the country it’s in. They’re the ones who make sure it reaches its final spot – your friend’s doorstep.
The cool thing? You’re not left in the dark! FedEx will keep sending you little email updates. They’re like mini stories telling you where your package is and what it’s up to. This way, you always know how close your package is to its big reunion with its receiver.