well im going to ship a snake like i have done many times before but i need a little help on this one. well here were i am the temps for tomorrow are 72 for the day and 48 for the night and im going to ship to Virginia who will be 67 and at night 40. so should i use 2 heat packs or should i use only 1. hope you guys can help thanks and its hold at fedex location
Also when the weather is cool at night, but warm during the day I call FedEx to check the recipients zip code and make sure they are in a 10:30 am delivery zone...Some delivery zones are 12n and even 4pm! You would want to have the later shipments held at the FedEx hub.
They don't all go through TN... many of my shipments go through IN, but I agree it's always a good idea to check the temps at the main hubs they pass through.
It's also a very good suggestion to check the guaranteed arrival time. I sent a shipment once to AZ that was 4:30pm local time.. and I'm on the east coast.. so that's a long time to be in shipment.. luckily it was packaged well... but in AZ summer heat!! I found out and had it routed to a local FedEx hub. The customer had to drive 2 hours each way to get it or cancel their order I was not going to risk the animals.
Since you are having it held at FedEx I would say one heat pack is fine as long as it's not a super huge box. If it's your standard 12x9x6 I would do one heat pack and drop off as late as possible.. but start warming up the heat pack earlier in the day so it's nice and warm when ready to package.