FedEx Corporation, the American MNC delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, has expanded FedEx Ground’s year-round Sunday residential coverage substantially. It now will be catering to nearly 95 % of the U.S. population, effective September 13.
Raj Subramaniam, its president, and Chief operating officer said “FedEx has nearly 50 years’ experience flexing our network to stay ahead of what’s next. We’re excited to have expanded our e-commerce capabilities even further—including the acceleration of FedEx Ground’s seven-day a week residential delivery, investments in automated facilities, and growth in our FedEx Freight Direct service and our retail convenience network. These strategic investments will help better support what is expected to be an unprecedented holiday shipping season.”
The expansion of Sunday residential delivery coverage comes aligned with its previous e Saturday residential service that is available to more than 96% of the U.S. population.thiswill provide a significant weekend competitive advantage for FedEx Ground and strengthens the company’s ability to serve the growing needs of its digital platform customers.
Amongst its other enhancements include FedEx Ground which is optimizing its network capacity to meet evolving customer needs through innovative technology solutions.
The company has increased capacity with facility investments across the network, which is including six regional sortation facilities, each strategically located to serve large e-tailers in short-haul solutions, four new automated stations, and eight new expanded large package facilities that further enable the safe and efficient handling of items like TVs and furniture, which consumers repetitively order online.
The company is expanding more than 50 existing facilities with additional material handling equipment and automation.
Shippers can now ship packages as heavy as 150 pounds through FedEx Home Delivery.
Its state of the art Retail Convenience Network, the FedEx package pickup, and drop-off services are now available at more than 8,000 Dollar General locations, further increasing its retail convenience network to more than 20,000 staffed FedEx locations.
Ninety-two percent of the U.S. population is now residing within five miles of a staffed FedEx location. The retail network includes more than 2,100 FedEx Office locations and well-known retailers such as Walgreens, Kroger, and Albertsons, allowing for an easy return and drop-off experience for shoppers.
Additionally, the retail network is well-positioned to serve as a Buy Online Pickup in Store (BOPIS) network for small and medium merchants without brick-and-mortar locations.
FedEx Freight Direct – The service that offers delivery of heavy and bulky shipments inside customers‘ homes or businesses is expanding its Standard and Premium service offerings, with effect from Sept 14th to cover 90 percent of the country.