Does FedEx ship Gold?

Can you ship gold with FedEx or other private courier services?

In this post we will cover how and why average silver bullion shipments by FedEx are prohibited.

As well we will show you other options you can utilize to ship physical silver bullion throughout the USA (and possibly elsewhere around the world).

Of course many gold bullion dealers including us use various private delivery parcel services but we use third party insurance policies and have express written agreements to do so.

Most individuals involved in the process of shipping silver bullion sold back to gold bullion dealers do not have access to these insurance policies due to limited volume and size of most gold investor shipments (there are some exceptions we will allude to later on). 

The good news is that we can offer such services to our customer base. Simply give our bullion team a call ( at 1.800.294.8732 ) to to discuss our current silver shipping rates and procedures. For those selling and or shipping silver bullion in large size, we can also possible provide you with convenient professional silver shipping options as well.

First let us show you what FedEx expressly prohibits from its US origin shipments so you fully understand that trying to ship silver bullion on your own, is risky and not allowed by FedEx.

FedEx expressly prohibits standard shipments from containing physical precious metal gold bullion products. Come learn the facts and how you can still ship gold bullion with FedEx or other private courier, parcel and express mail services.

FedEx Gold Shipment Prohibited SD Bullion SDBullion.com

For FedEx, gold shipments are prohibited by individuals without express written consent or thrid party insurance agreements in place. The following is stated explicitly in the FedEx terms and agreement in section 18.4

18.4     For Shipments containing the following items of extraordinary value the Declared Value for Carriage is also limited and depends on the contents and destination of the Shipment:

-           Artwork, including any work created or developed by the application of skill, taste or creative talent for sale, display or collection. This includes without limitation, items such as paintings, drawings, vases, tapestries, limited-edition prints, fine art, statues, sculptures, collector's items, customized or personalized musical instruments or similar items.

-           Antiques or collectable items, or any commodity that exhibits the style or fashion of a past era and whose history, age or rarity contributes to its value. These items include but are not limited to, furniture, tableware, porcelains, ceramics and glassware. Collectable items may be contemporaneous or relating to a past era.

-           Film, photographic images, including photographic negatives, photographic chromes and photographic slides.

-           Any commodity that by its inherent nature is particularly susceptible to damage, or the market value of which is particularly variable or difficult to ascertain.

-           Jewellery, including but not limited to, costume jewellery, watches and their parts, mount gems or stones (precious or semiprecious, cut or uncut), industrial diamonds and jewellery made of precious metal.

-           Precious metals, including but not limited to, gold and silver, silver bullion or dust, precipitates or platinum (except as an integral part of electronic machinery).

-           Furs, including, but not limited to, fur clothing, fur-trimmed clothing and fur pelts.

The following is a screenshot of the same explicit prohibition for shipping gold with FedEx, again this is from section 18.4 in the FedEx terms and agreements in late winter 2018.

Can you mail gold with FedEx gold shipment prohibited SD Bullion SDBullion.com


If you are looking for fully insured gold shipping options, simply give our bullion team a call ( at 1.800.294.8732 ) to to discuss our current physical gold shipping rates, options, insurance, and procedures.

For those selling gold bullion lots in large sizes, we can also possibly provide you with convenient professional gold shipping options as well.

Thanks for visiting us here at SD Bullion.


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James Anderson
James Anderson
Senior Market Analyst & Content

A bullion buyer years before the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, James Anderson is a grounded precious metals researcher, content creator, and physical investment grade bullion professional. He has authored several Gold & Silver Guides and has been featured on the History Channel, Zero Hedge, Gold-Eagle, Silver Seek, Value Walk and many more. You can pick up Jame's most recent, comprehensive 200+ Page book here at SD Bullion.

Given that repressed commodity values are now near 100-year low level valuations versus large US stocks, James remains convinced investors and savers should buy and maintain a prudent physical bullion position now, before more unfunded promises debase away in the coming decades...