FedEx Corp. is introducing a new late-night shipping option for retailers who want to quickly send orders directly to online customers, reports Bloomberg.
The program will offer retailers the option to deliver items the next day when they are purchased online as late as midnight, said Brie Carere, FedEx’s chief marketing officer, in the report. Less than 1.3% of the courier’s total revenue comes from Amazon, she said -- a figure that hasn’t previously been disclosed. Package couriers face a rising threat from Amazon -- which is also one of their biggest customers -- as the online giant has begun expanding its own delivery capabilities by leasing aircraft and hiring independent contractors to establish a ground-delivery network.
“We are not dependent on Amazon for growth,” Carere said in the report. “We’re very optimistic and very, very confident in the growth of the market outside of Amazon.” She said FedEx sees $550 billion in potential sales in the global markets they’re targeting.
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