Oversize Items


Large and odd-shaped packages may be subject to higher “oversize” rates. If you enter dimensions in the length, width, and height fields, we will automatically calculate whether your package is subject to these rates. Carrier-supplied letters, boxes, tubes, and paks are not subject to oversized rates, so it is not necessary to enter dimensions if you are using this packaging.

Very Large or Heavy Shipments


If you are shipping a large or heavy item, some services might not be available to you.

The following chart summarizes the carrier’s restrictions for weight and dimensions. Definitions used in the chart are:

  • Length is the longest side of a package.
  • Girth is the distance all the way around the package, or twice the height plus twice the width of the package.
  • Volume is length times width times height.

A package weighing less than 30 lbs. and measuring greater than 84 inches, but equal to or less than 108 inches in length and girth is classified by FedEx Ground as an Oversize 1(OS1) package. The shipping charges for an OS1 package will be the same as a 30-lb package being shipped under the same circumstances.

A package weighing less than 50 lbs. and measuring greater than 108 inches, but equal to or less than 130 inches in length and girth is classified by FedEx Ground as an Oversize 2 (OS2) package. The shipping charges for an OS2 package will be the same as a 50-lb package being shipped under the same circumstances.

A package weighing 150 lbs. or less and measuring greater than 130 inches in length and girth is classified by FedEx Ground as an Oversize 3 (OS3) package. The shipping charges for an OS3 package will be based on the greater of the package’s actual rounded weight or a 90-lb minimum billable weight. An oversize charge of $30 per package will also apply to any package measuring greater than 130 inches in length and girth.