If you have already booked your Priority Overnight label, the guaranteed time of arrival (GTA) will be displayed in the lower right quadrant of the shipping label. For most addresses, your Priority Overnight package will arrive by 10:30 a.m for business addresses and 12:00 noon for residential addresses. Tuesday through Friday. There is NO DELIVERY on Saturday or Sunday. DO NOT send a live reptile package on Friday; it will not arrive until Monday, and that is not acceptable.
Note: In some outlying areas, Priority Overnight packages are delivered by noon for business addresses and 4:30pm for residential addresses. In really rural areas, Priority Overnight packages are delivered by 4:30pm, or end of the day.
To check on the guaranteed time of arrival (GTA) for your destination, you can use the Quick Quote feature on our home page. You'll also find the GTA listed during the booking process for your label. And lastly, you'll see it printed on the label itself.
Businesses often have morning drop-offs. If morning delivery is essential, consider sending your package to a business address.
When you're shipping a live animal, it's important that your recipient be available to receive your package, no matter when it arrives.
If you require delivery confirmation, the recipient must be alert, ready and waiting for the FedEx driver. You do not want the package going back onto the truck for delivery the next day.
If you do not require delivery confirmation, tell your recipient to check the front and back doors, the porch—all around the house—to make sure the package doesn't sit outside.
Special note for Alaska and Hawaii
Do not ship live animals to Hawaii. Be aware of restirctions on shipping plants.
Because of its remoteness and limited FedEx services, certain zip codes in Alaska require one or more additional days for pickup and delivery of overnight shipments.
To make absolutely sure you are not sending a package to one of these locations, we recommend pre-determining the guaranteed delivery date and time by going to FedEx Rates & Transit Tool and entering the ZIP code you intend to ship to. By selecting “Get quick quote” you will know if additional time will be required to deliver your package.
You can also contact our customer service department at 303-730-2125 or email@example.com for any help you may need on this.