BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, today (August 30, 2016) announced the expansion of its relationship with FedEx (NYSE: FDX), which, beginning Sept. 2, is offering customers in 1,513 retail locations throughout the country access to FedEx shipping services and solutions.
The convenience of Office Depot’s retail store footprint and extended hours—open early in the morning, late at night and on weekends—combined with the FedEx global network makes the company’s stores a one-stop-shopping and shipping destination for customers—individual, business, small business and more.
FedEx has teamed up with OfficeMax stores since 2009 to provide convenient access to its portfolio of offerings including FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground® and FedEx® International services. In addition, customers will have access to a number of additional service options, including signature confirmation and Saturday delivery.
“The seven-year relationship with FedEx has proven to be beneficial not only for our companies, but for the customers we serve,” said Ron Lalla, executive vice president of merchandising for Office Depot, Inc. “We have seen an increase in the use of FedEx shipping services and solutions in our OfficeMax retail stores, and look forward to rolling them out to our entire chain early next month.”
Customers have the flexibility and convenience of choosing from these service and solution options in all Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores:
- Express, International, Ground (1-5 days depending on location)
- FedEx Express – FedEx First Overnight®, FedEx Priority Overnight®, FedEx Standard Overnight®, FedEx 2Day A.M.®, FedEx Express Saver®
- FedEx International Priority®, FedEx International Economy®, FedEx International Ground®
- FedEx Ground – FedEx Ground® Commercial, FedEx Home Delivery®
Not only can customers drop off packages as late as 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 7 p.m. on Sunday in most Office Depot and OfficeMax locations, but FedEx Ground is also faster to more locations than its primary competitor.
In addition, retail store associates will prepare packages including shipping documents for customers, and accept pre-labeled FedEx Express and FedEx Ground packages for drop-off.
“With this expansion, FedEx is significantly increasing the number of locations that give busy customers convenient new options to ship and drop off packages,” said Randy Scarborough, vice president of marketing at FedEx. “FedEx is proud to work with nationally-recognized retail brands like Office Depot and OfficeMax.
For more information, visit your local Office Depot and OfficeMax retail store or find one nearby online.
About Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.
Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.
The company has annual sales of approximately $14 billion, employs approximately 49,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.
Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.
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 $58 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 400,000 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.
Source: Office Depot, Inc.