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What are the character limits for FedEx labels?

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To ensure all of the information you need gets printed on your label, make sure you understand the character limits for FedEx labels. 

Ship From:

Field Maximum character count
Name (First and Last combined) 35
Company name 30
Address line 1 30
Address line 2 30
City 30
State 30

 

Ship To (Domestic):

Field Maximum character count
Name (First and Last combined) 35
Company name 30
Address line 1 30
Address line 2 30
City 30
State 30

 

Ship To (International):

Field Maximum character count
Name (First and Last combined) 35
Company name 35
Address line 1 35
Address line 2 35
City 35
Province 35
Product description on customs form 35

  

NOTE: keep in mind that not all characters have the same "width". There are instances where the to/from address is cut off, even though the address fits within the character requirements. In these instances, please cancel the label, and rebuy it. When you re-buy, make sure to abbreviate the field wherever possible.

If you are having trouble meeting the character requirements, we recommend you abbreviate where possible.  Here are some suggested abbreviations:

N North Rd Road
S South St Street
E East Ct Court
W West Ln Lane

 


Related articles:

How to: Cancel a shipment
How to: Create a unique duplicate label
How to: Reprint an identical label for free
What is the difference between duplicating and reprinting a label?
How to: Print a shipping label

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