FedEx to help retailers compete with Amazon with next-day delivery option

Rather than boosting its revenue from Amazon, FedEx sees better prospects in helping customers compete against the e-commerce behemoth. FedEx, looking beyond Amazon for growth in e-commerce, is introducing a new late-night shipping option for retailers who want to speedily send orders directly to online customers.
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. Less than 1.3 percent of the courier’s total revenue comes from Amazon, she said. The company doesn’t expect that to increase as it sees better prospects in helping customers compete against the e-retailing behemoth. Read more…