FedEx Express announced that it has upgraded its next-business-day delivery service, FedEx International Priority, from Europe to major U.S. East Coast cities. Customers who had two-business-day service now can reach more than 3,500 ZIP codes in key markets along the U.S. East Coast overnight.
Customers already enjoying next-business-day delivery service to this region benefit from later pickup times of up to six hours. With this service enhancement, FedEx says it now offers the broadest coverage for next-business-day service from Europe to the Eastern United States.
The new service will deliver to U.S. East Coast cities by 3 p.m. ET — including Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Newark, N.J. — at no extra cost and now will be standard to the FedEx Express International Priority service offering. It also will be available for heavyweight or bulky shipments from European gateway cities through the upgraded FedEx International Priority Freight service, making FedEx the only carrier to offer standard next-business-day heavyweight freight service to the Eastern United States, according to the company.
“The EU and the U.S. have the largest bilateral trade relationship in the world,” says Robert W. Elliott, president of FedEx Express for Europe, Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Africa. “FedEx Express already provides faster access to more markets with next-business-day delivery to the U.S. by 10:30 a.m. With this service enhancement, we will deliver a superior experience and added value to European customers with a standard cutoff of up to six hours later, and delivery into key East Coast markets the next business day.”
“FedEx is continuously focused on providing customers with the best possible connectivity to the global marketplace,” says Rajesh Subramaniam, senior vice president of international marketing for FedEx Services. “Enhancing our service offering from Europe to the U.S. is another industry-leading solution from FedEx, and represents another key milestone in our international growth strategy.”