FedEx CEO Says Amazon’s Own Delivery System Will Take Business From USPS, Not FedEx

Fred Smith, founder, and CEO of FedEx told Bloomberg this morning that they don’t see any negative impact from Amazon doing more of their deliveries themselves. Smith says that the biggest entity that will lose business as Amazon implements its own delivery force is the US Postal Service:

“I don’t think it (Amazon’s split HQ announcement) has too much to do with FedEx,” said Smith. “You’ve got to remember that Amazon is delivering things from their fulfillment center to customers. We’re picking up, transporting, and delivering things from every person and business in the world to every other business. The biggest single provider of delivery services to the Amazon fulfillment network is not us, it’s the US Postal Service. They’re the ones that Amazon’s proprietary or indigenous delivery system will take the most volume from.”

“Amazon’s a good customer” Smith added. “We think they will be a bigger customer in the years to come if they continue to grow and they certainly should, but they are going to do some of their deliveries themselves for many reasons. The biggest single entity that will lose traffic as Amazon puts out its contractor delivery force is the US Postal Service.”

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Walgreens and FedEx Team Up to Offer FedEx Dropoff and Pickup at Walgreens Locations Nationwide

MEMPHIS, Tenn. & DEERFIELD, Ill.– FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and Walgreen Co., one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, announced a long-term alliance agreement that will offer convenient access to FedEx dropoff and pickup services at thousands of Walgreens locations across the United States beginning within the next several months. Continue reading

Video: Is a package deliverer required to knock?

DERBY, Kan. (KWCH) People across Kansas are concerned because they said delivery drivers aren’t knocking on their doors or ringing the doorbell when dropping off packages.

One Derby woman said it’s happened to her twice this month.

Darla Harper said she doesn’t order online often, but she’s been disappointed by delivery companies twice this month. Continue reading

UPS, FedEx Struggle to Keep Up With Surge in Holiday Orders

United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. are straining to keep up with holiday shipping volumes that have blown past expectations, delaying the delivery of some of the millions of online orders shoppers have placed since Thanksgiving.

UPS has relocated hundreds of staff from its headquarters and other corporate offices to help at shipping hubs struggling to handle record demand, according to people familiar with the situation. Already in advance of the busy holiday season, both UPS and FedEx had extended delivery windows on some routes, suspended delivery guarantees and refunds for certain weeks and stopped promising to deliver express packages by a certain time in some cases. Continue reading

FedEx to hike prices 4.9% after holidays, “adjust” fuel surcharges weekly

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 19, 2016 — FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), will increase shipping rates effective January 2, 2017.

FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9%.  FedEx SmartPost rates will also change.

Fedex logoFedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 3.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services.

Effective January 2, 2017, the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground U.S. domestic dimensional weight divisor will change from 166 to 139.

Effective February 6, 2017, FedEx Express and FedEx Ground fuel surcharges will be adjusted on a weekly basis.  Currently, adjustments are made on a monthly basis with a two month lag between the U.S. Government published fuel indexes and the fuel surcharges.  Adjusting on a weekly basis will reduce lag time from two months to two weeks, thus providing a closer alignment between fuel costs and fuel surcharges at the time of shipment.

The FedEx SameDay City pricing changes for calendar 2017 will be announced later this year.

FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9%.  This rate change applies to eligible FedEx Freight shipments within the U.S. (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), between the contiguous U.S. and Canada, within Canada, between the contiguous U.S. and Mexico, and within Mexico.

Effective January 2, 2017, the FedEx Freight Extreme Length surcharge will change from $85 to $150 and will be applied to shipments with dimensions of 12 feet or greater versus the prior 15 feet.

Details of all changes to rates and surcharges are available at: http://fedex.com/rates2017