Following the successful launch of FedEx International Connect Plus (FICP) in January 2021, FedEx has expanded access to its day-definite e-commerce delivery service. The service is now available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands.
FedEx explained the way consumers shop is changing every day and rapidly transforming the retail landscape. It draws on research that shows 49% of shoppers will shop online more frequently once the COVID-19 outbreak is over. Online spending was projected to go up globally by 14% to €2.96 trillion this calendar year, and because of this significant uptake in e-commerce, FedEx is reshaping its product portfolio for e-commerce customers.
By offering customers access to a larger suite of e-commerce services, FICP will support European businesses on their growth journeys by connecting them to more customers in global and intra-European markets. Expanding its European e-commerce capabilities is a key pillar of FedEx’s European growth strategy.
Using FedEx International Connect Plus, online businesses are able to offer their buyers an additional international shipping option at attractive prices. FICP allows e-commerce businesses to reach online shoppers in Europe in 2-4 days, North America in 3 days and Asia-Pacific in 3-5 days.
The new service comes with the reliability of FedEx’s international, day-definite delivery service, coupled with FedEx’s customs clearance expertise. Other supporting capabilities include tracking, sending out notifications to receivers and flexibility to change delivery options via FedEx Delivery Manager®, which provides shoppers with visibility, more control and convenience over their online orders.
FICP is currently available on 240 trade lanes out of Europe. FedEx is working to expand FICP to more than 600 lanes, which means over 150 intra-European and 200 inter-continental lanes are expected to be added before the end of the 2021 calendar year.
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