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FedEx to Start Next-Day Delivery for Orders as Late as Midnight

  • Next-day delivery offered for items bought as late as midnight
  • Courier says about half of online purchases occur after 4 p.m.
FedEx Express aircraft sit on the tarmac.

FedEx Express aircraft sit on the tarmac.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

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FedEx Corp., looking beyond Inc. for growth in e-commerce, is introducing a new late-night shipping option for retailers who want to speedily send orders directly to online customers.

The program will offer retailers the option to deliver items the next day when they are purchased online as late as midnight, said Brie Carere, FedEx’s chief marketing officer. Less than 1.3 percent of the courier’s total revenue comes from Amazon, she said -- a figure that hasn’t previously been disclosed. The company doesn’t expect that to increase as it sees better prospects in helping customers compete against the e-retailing behemoth.