FedEx Office is expanding its local, same-day delivery service to 30 markets comprising 1,800 cities across the country. A FedEx Office spokesperson said it now serves over 34 million people from Seattle to Boston. FedEx SameDay City offers door-to-door residential and business delivery of time-sensitive parcels, and she made a point of noting the deliveries are made by uniformed drivers in branded vehicles – which differentiates FedEx from crowd-sourcing rivals.
We reviewed a rate card for Boston; the Economy service (delivered by the end of the day) costs $12 for up to 5 miles and $46 for up to 45 miles for a single-piece shipment weighing up to 50 pounds. The same package sent Priority would cost $18 for up to 5 miles (delivered within 2 hours of ready time) or $62 for up to 45 miles (delivered within 4 hours of ready time). (There are varying pricing tranches based on distance; and there’s also a “Standard” service.)
Press release follows:
According to Business Intelligence, by 2018, the value of merchandise delivered to consumers via same-day courier service is expected to reach $4.03 billion. With this in mind, FedEx Office, a leading player in the same-day delivery industry, recently expanded FedEx SameDay® City service to 1,800 cities within 30 regional markets.
FedEx SameDay City is the company’s fastest local shipping option for customers, offering door-to-door residential and business delivery of time-sensitive parcels within hours, by uniformed FedEx drivers in branded vehicles. Additionally, the FedEx SameDay City mobile app tracks package status on a map and provides estimated arrival times with delivery alerts.
With FedEx SameDay City, customers can choose the speed of service to best fit their needs, including:
– Priority service: available seven days a week, with pickup and delivery in as little as two hours
– Standard service: pickup and delivery in four hours from origin to destination, Monday through Friday
– Economy service: also offered Monday through Friday, with delivery by end of the day
– Route service: a custom, same-day service for regular pickup and deliveries at multiple locations
“Whether a customer made an online purchase for a special occasion, or a health care company needs to provide patients with critical medication and supplies, FedEx SameDay City can fulfill their need by delivering across multiple zip codes in a given market,” said Brian Philips, CEO of FedEx Office. “Continued market expansion allows FedEx SameDay City to deliver thousands of packages daily, for individuals, as well as big and small brands alike.”
FedEx SameDay City allows consumers and businesses the flexibility and access to the FedEx network of convenient and trusted solutions, including the option to establish same-day routes and fulfillment from store to home. Increasingly, industries such as health care, life sciences, manufacturing, finance, perishables, travel and automotive are relying on same-day services for critical delivery needs.
To learn more about FedEx SameDay City delivery, go to fedex.com/samedaycity where customers can download a list of available delivery cities, as well as the FedEx SameDay City mobile app.
SOURCE: FedEx Press Release