Release Date: 11 September 2007
Release ID: 378
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has significantly enhanced FedEx Express same-day service offerings with the addition of same-day services for freight shipments and a new intra-city service in select markets.
FedEx customers can now have many of their most urgent freight shipments weighing more than 150 lbs. delivered on the same calendar day, backed by a money-back guarantee. FedEx SameDay® services will offer simple, published, distance-based pricing.
FedEx also will now offer FedEx SameDay City® for parcel or palletized freight. This service will offer standardized pricing and an industry leading same calendar day delivery commitment, backed by a money-back guarantee. This new service is for domestic shipments moving same-day within a 25-mile radius of ten metropolitan markets including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Memphis, Boston, New York, Washington D.C. and Atlanta. Lower intra-city rates also will be offered for customers.
FedEx SameDay services allow U.S.-based customers to send their most urgent shipments door-to-door throughout the 50 states within hours depending on flight availability. FedEx SameDay services include FedEx SameDay for shipments under 150 lbs., FedEx SameDay Freight® for shipments weighing more then 150 lbs., loose or palletized and FedEx SameDay City for both freight and shipments weighing less than 150 lbs. These services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and average pickup times less than 60 minutes after a request is placed. Finally, for international shipments, FedEx International Next Flight® offers customers fastest delivery of shipments to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
“Our customers are used to industry-leading solutions from FedEx and this expansion of our same-day offerings with a same calendar day delivery time, backed by a money back guarantee, once again sets our services apart,” said T. Michael Glenn, FedEx executive vice president, Market Development and Corporate Communications. “Customers can be confident whether they are shipping a critical legal document or a large part to keep an assembly line moving, that FedEx has a same-day solution to meet their need.”
For urgent shipping needs, FedEx also offers:
* The full range of solutions from FedEx Custom Critical which provides the fastest, door-to-door service available, with same-day delivery and next-day delivery of urgent freight, valuable items and hazardous goods, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. FedEx Custom Critical specializes in temperature-control and extra care in handling for sensitive shipments.
* FedEx® Critical Inventory Logistics, a comprehensive, end-to-end solution designed to optimize the management of critical inventory and service parts distribution and returns process. It incorporates a hub-based central stocking location and a global network of forwarding stocking locations, many located at FedEx Kinko’s centers, integrated through extensive information capabilities.
To place a FedEx SameDay shipment or get a rate quote, customers can call 800-399-5999. Customers also can visit fedexsameday.com to ship or track online.
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