Walgreens rolls out FedEx package pickup and drop-off services to more than 7,500 locations nationwide

MEMPHIS, Tenn., and DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and Walgreen Co., one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, are proud to announce today (Nov. 6, 2017) FedEx package pickup and drop-off services are now available at more than 7,500 Walgreens locations in all 50 U.S. states. The milestone comes 10 months after the companies announced a long-term alliance agreement to offer convenient access to FedEx pickup and drop off at thousands of Walgreens locations across the country.

“We are thrilled to have reached this significant milestone for our customers ahead of the holiday season, and we look forward to continuing to work with Walgreens to offer convenient and secure pickup and drop-off services around the country,” said Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, FedEx Corp. “As online shopping grows, our customers are searching for flexible options, and we stand ready to deliver.”

Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations, said, “Our offering with FedEx is another way customers will find our stores even more accessible to meet their needs.  It helps our customers by providing a safe and secure delivery option, while making it easy for them to ship returns and other packages through the FedEx networks.”

The Walgreens rollout is part of the nationwide expansion of FedEx OnSite, a network of retail locations offering FedEx pick up and drop off services, including the ability to hold packages for up to five business days. In addition to the more than 7,500 participating Walgreens locations, customers can also find FedEx OnSite in select Albertson’s and Kroger grocery stores. Customers can redirect packages to a FedEx OnSite location or other FedEx hold locations, including more than 1,800 FedEx Office locations, using FedEx Delivery Manager.

“This holiday season, 80 percent of the U.S. population is within nine minutes of a FedEx hold location,” said Subramaniam.

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 $61 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. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,100 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

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Newegg announces order-delivery option with FedEx

New Shopping Cart Integration Brings Greater Convenience, Security to the e-Commerce Shopping Experience

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Newegg – the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America – today (November 10, 2016) announced a new shopping cart integration with FedEx that will allow customers to order and hold packages for pickup at more than 2,500 FedEx locations throughout the United States, including 1,800 FedEx Office retail stores. Newegg customers shipping to U.S. addresses will have the option of Hold at FedEx Location, which allows packages to be stored securely and free of charge for up to five business days. This new order-delivery option gives customers peace-of-mind about shipping to secure locations, with the flexibility to pick up their orders when and where it’s most convenient.

“As e-commerce continues to grow, Hold at FedEx Location is an added benefit that gives customers more flexibility to receive their shipment to better fit their schedules,” said David Payton, Vice President of Marketing at FedEx. “It’s our physical network, built over 40 years, that’s powered FedEx to provide new solutions and serve as an engine of e-commerce.”

“FedEx has always been an integral part of our order-delivery infrastructure, with reliable, timely delivery of customers’ orders to their doorsteps,” said Danny Lee, Newegg CEO. “Today, we expand our collaboration by giving customers the option of delivery-for-pickup at FedEx locations near their home or office.”

While most online shoppers ship items to their homes, a growing number of people prefer the security and convenience of retrieving their packages at a store or retail location. Some customers simply prefer the convenience of shipping to a location where they can pick up their packages when they want.

Newegg’s new shipping option with FedEx is an important part of the company’s effort to provide extensive order-delivery options to its customers. Newegg currently offers will-call order fulfillment at some of its distribution facilities in North America, free shipping for Newegg Premier Members and a variety of delivery options to customers. For more information, visit http://www.newegg.com/.

About Newegg Inc.
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website has more than 28 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site’s online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and consumer electronics enthusiasts. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California. The Newegg Hybrid Center is located at 18045 Rowland St., City of Industry, CA 91748.

Source: Newegg Inc.