FedEx is an essential business keeping commerce moving and delivering critical relief during the COVID-19 crisis. We are still delivering for you under state of emergency and shelter in place restrictions issued in various parts of the world.
Effort is a collaboration with the U.S. Government and Major Retailers
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March 23, 2020
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2020—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced it stood up a special operation over the weekend to help the U.S. government quickly move COVID-19 test specimens from more than 50 remote drive-thru testing centers at major retailers across 12 states. This critical mission, led by the White House, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), was a collaborative effort among retailers and healthcare companies to enable quick processing of COVID-19 test specimens to help prevent spread of the virus.
UPS press release March 30th 2020 on COVID and part of President Trump's Emergency Coronavirus Task Force.
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AFMS hopes you and your families, friends and Co-workers are all safe and healthy. We all know this is a very challenging time we are all in due to the COVID-19 virus and resulting economic impact.
AFMS wanted to provide our clients and every shipper a heads up that both FedEx and UPS announced a Global Suspension of Money Back Guarantee due to COVID-19 starting 3/23/20 and 3/24/2020.
One of the most complicated operations for many small businesses is shipping merchandise. Without proper planning, business owners can easily find themselves overpaying for deliveries or losing sales because of inconsistent shipping to customers.
It's important to manage your shipping costs directly to keep them from affecting your business' bottom line. Here are a few factors small business owners ought to consider to help save money on shipping.
FedEx and UPS have immediately suspended Guaranteed Service Refunds. Read below for details
It's no secret that carriers typically update their rates and contracts every year. But many businesses don't review their carrier contracts despite these changes. While it's true that you need a carrier to make your necessary shipments, it's important to have clarity about what impacts your carrier's shipping efforts.
To help you avoid losing money and other potential problems with your own parcel contract, consider the four most common mistakes businesses make during their parcel contract negotiations.
DHL Express is the latest company to announce it is raising rates effective Jan. 1. On that date, the general average shipment price increase for U.S. account holders will jump 5.9%, the international shipping provider announced Sept. 27.
* FedEx Announces Accessorials to Increase as high as 30%