FedEx Keeps Friends Connected with the Launch of an Innovative, New Facebook
FedEx Ship to Friends App Stays Ahead of Social Commerce Trends
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- November 08, 2012
As Facebook tops one billion active users per month, experts predict it will
increasingly become a fully integrated part of how we do everything from chat
to shop. In fact, experts at Booz & Company expect the market for social
commerce—a subset of e-commerce that uses social media to buy and sell
goods—to explode to $30 billion USD in just three years. FedEx Corp. (NYSE:
FDX) is ahead of that innovation curve, today launching the FedEx® Ship to
Friends app that allows people who use Facebook to prepare and pay for a U.S.
domestic shipment without ever leaving Facebook.
FedEx Ship to Friends is designed for the tech-savvy, social-media hungry
generation that’s never known a world without FedEx. The intuitive online
shipping app can be found at https://apps.facebook.com/fedexshipping. To use,
*Select the app from the menu and click “Start Shipping”
*Populate the fields with basic details on the package’s origin,
destination, dimensions and estimated weight
*Choose the speed of service desired—from “Premium Choice” to “Best
Deal”—and compare the estimated rates
*Enter credit card payment information via the secure payment platform
*Once the transaction is complete, an email with a PDF of the shipping
label and tracking number will be emailed directly to the shipper
*Simply print the label, affix it to the package and drop it off at the
most convenient FedEx location
The app allows people to easily share with friends to let them know about
packages they’ve shipped. Once a shipment is complete, people have the option
to post to their friend’s timeline that they’re shipping a package to them and
can include a customized message. The app also provides a drop down menu of
Facebook friends to select from as the recipient of the package, making it
even easier to ship a package quickly. The app is available on desktop as well
as mobile devices.
“From the introduction of tracking numbers to mobile shipping solutions, FedEx
has a long legacy of industry-leading innovations that make the process of
shipping and receiving simpler for our customers across the globe,” said
Charlie Ciaramitaro, director of Marketing for FedEx Services. “With FedEx
Ship to Friends, we’re connecting with customers in the networks and
communities they enjoy, while positioning our company to maximize the
transition to social commerce.”
Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a
broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With
annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business
applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed
collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among
the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than
300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the
highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers
and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
FedEx Media Relations
Natashia Gregoire, 901-434-5710
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