Are you tracking your Fedex shipment, and see a message that says ‘left Fedex origin facility?’

This message isn’t very easy to understand, unless you’re already familiar with Fedex’s terminology.

So, what does this message mean, how long until you see movement, and what should you do if your package is stuck here?

In this article, I’ll be covering all of that and more!

What Does ‘Left Fedex Origin Facility’ Mean On Fedex Tracking?

Fedex Delivery Vehicle

When you see the ‘left Fedex origin facility’ message on your tracking, this means that your package has departed from the first Fedex location it arrived at.

This is what Fedex means by ‘origin facility’ – it is simply the Fedex facility in which your package first entered into their network.

Unfortunately, this means that the package is still close to the beginning of its journey – likely near the shipper’s original location.

Therefore, it’s possible that it still may take a significant period of time before it actually arrives. We’ll go over the timeline you can expect a little later on.

For now, understand that this message is entirely normal, and indicates that it’s on its way to you.

My Package Has Been Stuck On ‘Left Fedex Origin Facility.’ Why?

In some cases, it’s possible that Fedex can end up stuck on ‘left Fedex origin facility’ for several days.

This is normal, and does not mean that your package is lost. In fact, once you see that it’s left Fedex’s origin facility, you can actually feel a lot safer.

This is because Fedex has acknowledged that they’ve actually received the package from the shipper, and they have taken responsibility for it. At this point, it is very rare that packages end up lost.

What would be concerning is if it were stuck on a message like ‘label created‘, which would indicate that the shipper hasn’t actually given the package yet.

So, why does tracking get stuck on ‘left Fedex origin facility?’

This typically occurs for two reasons.

The first is that the package is traveling by ground, and there’s a long distance between the origin facility, and the next Fedex facility that the package will be scanned at.

In this instance, tracking can remain on this message for up to a few days before seeing any updates.

It’s also possible that your package already passed through another Fedex facility, but the scans were missed.

Fedex scans packages along each stage of their journey to better keep track of them, as well as provide automatic tracking updates.

However, sometimes these scans are missed, which is why your package may go several days without an update, and then suddenly pop up nearby.

How Long Will It Take To Receive My Package?

So, now the important question – after your package leave’s Fedex’s origin facility, how long will it be until you actually receive it?

Ultimately, it depends on the shipping service that was used for the package.

Thankfully, this information is available on the tracking page!

Service Used, Fedex Tracking

Under the ‘Shipment Facts’ section of the Fedex tracking page, look under the ‘Services’ subsection.

There, you will see a ‘service’ section that lists the service used. In this example, this package was shipped via Fedex Priority Overnight.

You can refer to this table for the standard timeline for various Fedex services. Note that the timeline starts when Fedex receives the package – which is even before it’s left the origin facility:

Shipping Service:Timeline:Location:Notes:
Fedex Home Delivery1-5 business daysDomestic3-7 business days if shipping to Alaska or Hawaii
Fedex Ground1-5 business daysDomestic
Fedex Express Saver3 business daysDomesticArrives by afternoon
Fedex 2Day2 business daysDomestic
Fedex 2Day A.M.2 business daysDomesticArrives by 10:30 to business, noon to homes
Fedex Standard Overnight1 business dayDomestic
Fedex Priority Overnight1 business dayDomesticArrives by noon
Fedex First Overnight1 business dayDomesticArrives by 8:00-9:30 A.M.
Fedex SameDaySame dayDomesticOnly available in some locations
Fedex International Ground2-7 business daysInternationalTo Canada only
Fedex International Economy2-5 business daysInternational
Fedex International Priority1-3 business daysInternational
Fedex International Priority Express1-3 business daysInternationalDelivery as early as 10:30 A.M to addresses in U.S or parts of Canada. Noon elsewhere.
Fedex International First1-3 business daysInternationalDelivery as early as 8 A.M to addresses in the U.S. As early as 9 A.M. elsewhere. (View List)
Fedex International Next FlightUnder 24 hoursInternational

Of course, for the most accurate estimate, refer to the estimated delivery date provided on your Fedex tracking page.

This takes into account all factors Fedex knows about the delivery situation, so it’s incredibly accurate!


When you see ‘left Fedex origin facility’, this means that your shipment has left the first Fedex facility it was at – near where the shipper is located.

This means that your package is still relatively early on in its journey.

Thankfully, because Fedex now has the package, they will be able to provide more frequent tracking updates.

I hope that this article has answered all of your questions, and you’ll see more movement on your package soon.

If you have any other questions about Fedex, ask them below and I’ll be happy to help.

Wishing you the best,

– James McAllister

About the author 

James McAllister

James is the owner of He started his first blog at the age of 11, and has since gone on to start several successful businesses. In total, these businesses have sold hundreds of thousands of units and have touched millions of lives. Here on, he shares his knowledge that brought him to where he is today. If you want to connect with James, follow him on your favorite social networks!

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