Wrap it Up, Pack it Up and Ship it Out in Time for the Holidays with Help from FedEx

  Wrap it Up, Pack it Up and Ship it Out in Time for the Holidays with Help
  from FedEx

   FedEx has the Expertise and Advice Shippers Need to Help Ensure the Safe
                  Arrival of Their Gifts this Holiday Season

Business Wire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- November 26, 2012

With one of the busiest shopping days of the year in the rearview mirror,
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and its 300,000 team members around the globe are
gearing up for their annual role assisting Santa behind-the-scenes and helping
to ensure gifts are expertly packed and under the tree in time for the
holiday.

With one of the busiest shopping days of the year in the rearview mirror,
FedEx Corp. and its 300,00 ...

With one of the busiest shopping days of the year in the rearview mirror,
FedEx Corp. and its 300,000 team members around the globe are gearing up for
their annual role assisting Santa behind-the-scenes and helping to ensure
gifts are expertly packed and under the tree in time for the holiday. (Photo:
Business Wire)

With Black Friday gifts ready to be wrapped and Cyber Monday orders soon on
their way, it’s time to start thinking about just how to get those
thoughtfully-selected gifts packed and shipped with just as much care. FedEx
and its more than 1,800 FedEx Office locations have the resources and
expertise to help holiday shoppers become great holiday shippers this year.

The Makings of a Perfectly-Packed Package

For those ready to “DIY” their holiday wrapping and packing projects, here are
tips from the pros at FedEx Office to help make the process quick and simple.

  *Select your shipping box, using a sturdy box (preferably new) with no
    holes, tears, or corner dents. If the item being shipped is fragile, think
    about using a second box, one nested inside the other, for maximum
    protection.
  *Wrap that gift well  if it’s fragile. If the gift isn’t the sturdiest,
    take precautions by wrapping it in bubble wrap (bubbles facing inside)
    before putting it in the prepared box or boxes.
  *Cushion the gift  or inner box using just the right amount of padding
    material – like bubble wrap, biodegradable packing peanuts or densely
    packed paper. FedEx recommends at least 1” of cushioning on all sides.
    Once it looks like there’s enough cushioning, give the box a light shake.
    If it sounds like anything’s moving around, add more cushioning.
  *Label the box inside and out.  Before closing up the box, include an
    address card with the recipient’s address and return address as an added
    precaution.
  *Seal the box on all sides  using tape designed for packing, not duct,
    masking or painter’s tape. Avoid wrapping the box with paper or string, as
    it can get caught in automated processing equipment.
  *Ship early and avoid the lines. Remember, the last day to ship for
    delivery before Christmas is December 17 for FedEx Ground services and
    December 22 for FedEx Express.
  *When in doubt, hold it Not sure if a recipient will be home to accept
    delivery or don’t want gifts piling up at the door? Then Hold at FedEx
    Location and Redirect to Hold services are the answer. This complimentary
    service keeps packages securely stored at a nearby FedEx Office location
    for up to seven days, so they can be picked up at the time most convenient
    for a loved one.

Get a Helping Hand While Giving One

For those who want a little extra assistance packaging up their holiday gifts,
or don’t want the stress of packing up mountains of gifts, visit a FedEx
Office store nearby where they can pack it up and ship it out for you,
starting at just $4.99. From November 26 until December 2, FedEx Office will
also be conducting a Pack, Ship & Give program. For each Pack & Ship
transaction during that period, FedEx Office will donate $1 to New York and
New Jersey food banks, up to $50,000. The money will help the food banks
provide warm meals and groceries to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

No matter your needs for the holiday season, FedEx has all your packing and
shipping needs covered. For additional shipping tips and holiday information,
please visit http://fedex.com/holiday.

About FedEx Office

FedEx Office, an operating company of FedEx Corp., has more than 1,800 stores
and locations primarily in the U.S. and Canada, providing convenient access to
printing and shipping expertise with reliable service. The company’s network
features retail stores, centralized production centers, corporate on-site
print centers, and on-site business centers at hotels, convention centers and
universities. Services include copying and digital printing, professional
finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, computer
rental, free Wi-Fi and corporate print solutions. In addition, the company
offers FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, Hold at FedEx Location, and
packing services backed by the FedEx^® Packing Pledge. InformationWeek 500
recognized FedEx Office^® Print Online and FedEx Office^® Print & Go solutions
with the 2011 Most Innovative Products award. Products, services and hours
vary by location. For more information, please visit www.fedex.com/office.

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.

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Carla Boyd, 616-608-6784
carla.boyd@fedex.com
 
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