FedEx improves infrastructure ahead of peak season

Preparing for what the company expects to be a record breaking peak season, FedEx has announced improvements to its delivery infrastructure.

Amongst other things FedEx Ground is offering a Sunday delivery service to 95% of US addresses and has invested heavily in other service improvements. The company has opened six regional sorting facilities close to major e-retailers, opened eight new or expanded large package facilities, added automation to 50 existing facilities, and is offering its clients the opportunity to send packages as heavy as 150lbs through FedEx Home Delivery.

“FedEx has nearly 50 years’ experience flexing our network to stay ahead of what’s next,” said Raj Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer, FedEx Corp. “We’re excited to have expanded our e-commerce capabilities even further—including the acceleration of FedEx Ground’s seven-day a week residential delivery, investments in automated facilities and growth in our FedEx Freight Direct service and our retail convenience network. These strategic investments will help better support what is expected to be an unprecedented holiday shipping season.”