Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Dec 102013With the seasonal shopping season well underway online and in the stores, it’s no surprise that FedEx Office locations are filling up with gifts our customers are sending out to loved ones near and far.
To help those still packing up gifts, we’ve got a Top 10 list of insider tips to help you pack like a pro...
Dec 092013It’s the time of year when people are shopping and shipping at breakneck pace, determined to find the perfect gifts for their family and friends as the days before Christmas dwindle.
Whether it’s a package ordered from a favorite online store, or a gift shipped to or from friends and family across the country, each box we deliver is important to FedEx and our customers. So this year we’re sharing a few tips on how to help make sure those packages get into the right hands safely and securely – and stay out of the hands of “Grinches” who may want to do their holiday shopping off your front porch!
To help protect your packages from getting stolen, FedEx recommends the following package security tips for both senders and recipients:...
Dec 052013While most of us are sound asleep, Julie Campbell hammers away in the garage of her California home. She’s not tuning up her car, rather fine tuning her passion—creating the intricate details that take shape in her one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Five years ago, the self-taught designer turned a crafting hobby into juliethefish designs, introducing many of us to the concept of “hand stamped” jewelry. Today, Campbell’s hands are stamping more than ever. She expects to do more holiday business she did last year, as her jewelry continues to reach new fans from England to Italy to Australia...
Dec 022013Working for FedEx during the holidays is like being a quarterback before the big game – you’ve spent all year preparing, and now the moment is here.
Today is the day we’ve all been working for – the busiest day of the year when we are expected to ship 22 million packages –11% more than our busiest day last year and more than twice as much as an average day at FedEx. Today also marks the beginning of the busiest week of the year, when we expect to handle more than 85 million shipments globally.
Nov 252013Depending on where you are in the world, the holiday season often delivers its own unwanted gift—rough weather. It’s the kind of weather that doesn’t just cause your car to skid. It shuts down roads, leaves you stranded at airports, disrupts large-scale global business, can cost billions of dollars in damages, and sadly, can even cost lives.
This is when the FedEx meteorology team delivers a crucial service—contingency planning. There were several instances over the last decade when my team has been on top of severe weather, as when significant ice and snow in Memphis threatened the operation. We executed our backup plan, which included rerouting aircraft through our other hubs. Events like this demonstrate how much trust and confidence FedEx has in the meteorology team...
Nov 222013There’s a saying in business that goes something like: “Not all business is good business.”
And the same is true for e-commerce.
While e-commerce is now the largest driving force in the global economy, it comes with warning signs.
Asia might have the most e-commerce “ready” markets in the world – China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore all rank in the top 10 biggest market opportunities– but scratch the surface and securing a foothold in these markets is not easy.
Nov 142013Every year professionals around the world get together to talk about user experience and how to promote the values of user-centered design. We do this because we believe life can be improved with services and products that are easier to access and simpler to use.
Nov 062013Business is fast, complex and global. The incentives of borderless trade are the same for businesses of every size everywhere – the possibility to reach new customers. But in each case, the opportunity to grow globally means relying on one’s immediate neighborhood to help them succeed. At the heart of the matter – is people. Processes, yes, technology, sure. But whether you own a small business in Munich or work from a Singapore office tower, you need a global vision combined with a practical and reliable on-the-ground grasp of the street. That depends on people with the right insight to build stability in a world of change. It’s why the motto for our global advertising campaign in its second year is: “FedEx. Solutions Powered by People.” The people at FedEx give business owners access to both the whole world and to the most powerful local insight and intelligence.
Oct 282013Small business retailers are likely already feeling snowed under by the ramp-up of the busy holiday season. The small business experts at FedEx Office have a “Top 10” list of tips and actionable advice on what retailers can do now to get ready for a successful and profitable holiday. Plan Ahead
Oct 232013As you may have heard, on July 9, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began full enforcement of its Importer Security Filing (ISF) program known as 10+2. This was originally announced on the CBP website on June 7, 2013.