- 19 June 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Thanks to a deal between FedEx and convenience store chain Dollar General, 90% of US residents will soon live within five miles of a FedEx retail location.
By 2020 the 8,000 Dollar General stores bring the number of FedEx retail outlets to more than 62,000, allowing customers to pick up and drop off parcels. Dollar General’s network focuses on small town and rural America so this addition will give the logistics giant reach to previously less accessible locations.
“Dollar General is the perfect retailer to help us meet the growing need for convenient, secure drop-off and pickup options in a variety of rural communities,” said Scott Harkins, senior vice president, Customer Experience Marketing, FedEx Services. “We understand customers may not always want packages delivered to a home or office. They want secure, alternate delivery options, and we’re on a mission to make that happen. We are proud to work with Dollar General to make our customers’ lives easier.”
“Dollar General is excited to work with FedEx to offer customers a secure, convenient pickup and drop-off location,” said Jason Reiser, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “This collaboration furthers Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others and long track record of serving rural communities by combining our expansive store presence with FedEx’s global reach. We look forward to providing customers with expanded services and accessibility throughout our rural footprint and working with FedEx as we begin the rollout later this year.”