FedEx Express in Japan announced that it has reached an agreement with Japan Post to collaborate on international delivery services. Through the agreement the companies expect to improve customer experience for both inbound and outbound shipments.
Under the partnership outbound shipments from Japan will be enhanced with FedEx providing its International Economy operations for Japan Post’s international delivery service U-Global Express. Through the collaboration, Japan Post will expand its UGX service to US destinations. Japan Post will handle pick-ups from shippers in Japan, while FedEx will handle customs clearance and delivery to the US final destination.
In terms of inbound shipments, once packages have been picked up and shipped from around the world and cleared through customs by FedEx, Japan Post will handle the last mile domestic delivery for certain packages.
This collaboration, which is planned to come into effect by 2016, is designed to combine the strengths of both companies – the operational strength of FedEx with its extensive global and US domestic delivery network and customs clearance experience, and the domestic network of Japan Post.
Together, FedEx and Japan Post will offer a faster and more reliable international delivery service to customers in Japan and around the world than they can do independently from one another. In particular, the collaboration will increase the delivery options for businesses that need transportation solutions for comparatively small and lightweight yet high value products coming from the expanding e-commerce market.
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