FedEx Ground Delivers Residential Packages on Sunday
January 23, 2020
Ground has officially started delivering FedEx Home Delivery packages on
Sunday for the majority of the U.S. population, advancing the
transformation of one of the largest global transportation networks in
the world to better serve the fast-growing e-commerce market.
“Now that FedEx Ground delivers FedEx Home Delivery packages on Sundays
to most U.S. residences, we have increased our speed advantage
significantly to kick off the new year,” said Raj Subramaniam, president
and chief operating officer of FedEx. Corp. “This provides added value
to e-commerce shippers throughout the U.S. and the 188 million online
shoppers in 7,700 cities and towns where FedEx Home Delivery packages
are delivered on Sundays. As more customers expect weekend delivery,
this enhancement to our network means that every day is now a delivery
day at FedEx.”
Delivering residential packages on Sunday speeds up most shipping lanes
by one or two days, an advantage that is particularly valuable for
shippers and consumers of healthcare and perishable goods. FedEx Ground
is already faster to more locations than UPS Ground.
FedEx Ground began delivering residential packages on Sundays during the
most recent peak holiday season.
“Delivering seven days a week was critical to our success this past peak
season as we experienced some of the highest volume days in the history
of the company, including shipping nearly 38 million packages on Cyber
Monday alone,” added Subramaniam.
Over the peak holiday shipping season, FedEx Ground experienced 42%
year-over-year growth in FedEx Home Delivery package volume during
December and delivered nearly eight million FedEx Home Delivery packages
on Sundays between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. Despite record
volumes, nearly 18% of FedEx Ground packages were delivered one full day
early. Once again, FedEx Ground maintained year-round transit time
standards throughout the holidays, setting a higher standard than our
FedEx has the market leading e-commerce portfolio and is using that
advantage to continue to penetrate the growing e-commerce market.
Ground – The buildout of FedEx Ground’s large package handling
capabilities continues in response to the growth of items like TVs and
furniture, which consumers are increasingly ordering online. Shippers
will soon be able to ship packages as heavy as 150 pounds through FedEx
FedEx Freight Direct – This service has expanded to more than 80 percent
of the contiguous U.S. population. The new e-commerce solution offers
delivery of bulky items such as furniture, TVs and exercise equipment by
FedEx Freight team members into residences and businesses.
Retail Network – The extensive retail network now includes more than
14,000 FedEx hold locations, including pick-up and drop-off services at
more than 2,100 FedEx Office locations and well-known retailers such as
Walgreens, Albertsons, Kroger and Dollar General. Eighty percent of the
U.S. population now lives within five miles of a FedEx hold location.
'FedEx Delivery Manager – Package
recipients can customize home deliveries to fit their schedules,
including changing the time and location of a delivery, requesting a
signature upon delivery and leaving instructions for the courier; sign
up is free at fedex.com/delivery.