Germany is a country known for its beer, bread, and bratwursts. However, beyond these yummy delights, it’s one of the world’s leading economies. Indeed, it’s the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.
Overall, that’s what makes Germany such an attractive market for US businesses. Of course, doing business in Germany also means shipping there. That’s why I’ve put together this guide to help you navigate FedEx’s shipping services to Germany, so keep reading!
Does FedEx Ship to Germany?
FedEx offers a number of services for shipping to Germany in 2023. Faster services like International First, International Priority Express, and International Priority promise time-definite delivery in 1 to 3 business days. FedEx’s budget option, International Economy, delivers in 4 business days on average. Shipping rates are based on the shipping service selected, the package weight, and the distance traveled.
To learn more about how long FedEx shipping takes to Germany, the price, and more, keep reading!
Which Shipping Options Does FedEx Provide to Germany?
FedEx customers have their pick of four international options when shipping from the United States to Germany.
Among these options are International First, International Priority Express, International Priority, and International Economy.
These options differ in delivery speed and price. Naturally, packages that arrive more quickly also cost more.
Here is a more detailed breakdown of these services:
International First – This service provides German customers with early morning (10:30 AM) time-definite delivery in 1, 2, or 3 business days.
International Priority Express – This service offers time-definite delivery in 1, 2, or 3 business days. Deliveries are usually made by noon.
International Priority – This is FedEx’s most popular international shipping option. It offers delivery in 1, 2, or 3 business days by the end of the day.
International Economy – This is the most budget-friendly option and will get your FedEx package to Germany in 4 days on average.
How Much Does It Cost to Ship a FedEx Package to Germany?
Because FedEx’s shipping prices are dependent on so many factors (e.g. package weight, distance traveled, shipping service), it’s impossible to give a single answer to this question.
Because of this difficulty, the best thing to do is use FedEx’s price calculator tool to figure out your shipping costs.
Still, let’s look at some estimated costs in order to give you an idea of how much shipping to Germany costs.
In this example, I’m shipping a 5 lb package from New York to Berlin:
|International Priority Express||$282.60|
Remember that you might also have to pay import fees, duties, and surcharge fees (e.g. fuel or residential delivery).
Which Items Cannot Be Shipped to Germany With FedEx?
Like many countries, Germany prohibits and restricts certain items from coming into the country.
Prohibited items are those that aren’t allowed under any circumstances.
Restricted items are those that may be allowed if the shipper gets permission, completes paperwork, and/or pays certain fees.
- Any products containing the biocide dimethyl fumarate (DMF)
- Asbestos fibers
- Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
- Any printed material, film, audio, CDs, DVDs, or cassettes containing propaganda of a violent and/or aggressive nature (e.g. extreme right, race-oriented, war-provoking)
- Counterfeit coins and banknotes
- Fully automatic weapons
- Goods infringing on a copyright or trademark
- Indecent or obscene material
- Medication (including over-the-counter and certain other nutritional supplements)
- Weapons like belt buckle knives, death stars, martial arts equipment, and pepper spray
- Animal carcasses or products
- Coffee samples
- Computer software
- Cream and related products
- Fabrics & fabric samples
- Hair and Wool
- Horror Comics
- Non-Perishable Foods (except candy and chocolates)
What Is the Maximum Size of a FedEx Package Going to Australia?
For international shipments, FedEx has a 150-pound weight limit on packages. Anything heavier needs to be sent through FedEx’s freight service.
Regarding outside dimensions, packages can measure up to 108 inches in length and 130 inches in length plus girth.
FedEx provides a variety of attractive shipping options for customers looking to ship to Germany. If you’re willing to pay a bit more, most will get your package there in 1, 2, or 3 business days. However, if you’re on a budget, your package will still arrive in about 4 days.
What’s especially important when shipping to Germany is that you pay attention to the list of prohibited and restricted items. Germany has a lot compared to other countries, so you’ll want to double-check this list before you ship.