FED-EX news * USA: Launches e-commerce solution
* New Mexico - FedEx Fulfillment, a e-commerce solution
FedEx Corp. today announced the launch of FedEx Fulfillment, a e-commerce solution for small and medium-sized businesses... FedEx Fulfillment, created by third-party logistics provider FedEx Supply Chain (formerly GENCO), will help businesses fulfill e-commerce orders, as well as manage inventory for retail stores... Using FedEx Fulfillment, customers will have an easy way to track items, manage inventory and analyze trends. It will also have one of the industry’s latest same-day fulfillment cut-off times, two-day ground shipping to the majority of the U.S. population, and the capability for hassle-free returns... FedEx Supply Chain provides businesses with a comprehensive suite of integrated logistics solutions, including warehousing, distribution, transportation, e-commerce fulfillment and reverse logistics...
Albuquerque, NM, USA - Bizjournal - Feb 7, 2017
* Tennessee - FedEx bets on automation as it prepares to fend off Uber and Amazon
FedEx package might someday be delivered by a robot... The shipping giant is investing in autonomous trucks, and is interested in delivery robots and an Alexa app... Rob Carter, is responsible for setting the technology agenda across FedEx’s various operating companies, including its planes-and-trucks Express shipping service and office-and-home Ground delivery service, which operate in 220 countries... The investments FedEx makes in these technologies could shape the multi-trillion-dollar logistics market, affecting everything from the way people send and receive parcels to the global movement of large fleets of vehicles... By eliminating the tedium of filling out forms and searching through menus, the app could streamline the shipping process and boost customer satisfaction. It is still in an early development stage... FedEx is also researching ways it could further automate the way it transports packages...
Memphis, TENN, USA - Technology Review, by Elizabeth Woyke - February 3, 2017