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Important: this service has been replaced by DHL Global Mail in May 2012.
(International Mail Service)
Fedex IMS Priority a Standard
This is an economical alternative to USPS Priority Mail for small and light shipments. It's ideal for smail invaluable shipments like clothing, shoes, magazines or small books.
Service principle: package is picked up by Fedex, shipped overnight to East Coast sorting center and by Fedex airplanes delivered to destination country. Then it's being handed to local post service for customs proceedings and delivered by local post service like you would send it by domestic mail in your country.
Shipments sent with Fedex IMS cannot be insured and their value cannot exceed $150. There is no tracking for these shipments too. Use of this service is limited, it's worth the price but consider if you wouldn't rather use trackable and insurable service of USPS.
Maximum weight 50 lbs (22.5 kg).
No dimension cannot exceed 23 inches (58.5 cm).
Sum of dimensions (length + width + depth) cannot exceed 35 inches (89 cm)
Minimum accountable weight is 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
Both services differ in delivery times into destination country and obviously by price.
Fedex IMS Priority - handed to local postal service in 7-10 days.
Fedex IMS Standard - handed to local postal service in 14-30 days.
Prices to your destination can be compared with Quote Calculator on left.
Fedex IMS shipments CANNOT BE INSURED!