FedEx Expands Overseas Opportunities

FedEx expands overseas

Expanding into international markets is a prominent way for businesses to expand their sources of revenue. Global enterprises, both large and small, often branch out into other countries, hoping to win over the hearts and pocketbooks of customer in new markets. One U.S. shipper has been expanding into other markets for years, and has recently increased its service offerings in two lucrative territories.

Beginning with international shipments to gain entry into France’s shipping market, FedEx now offers a wide range of domestic shipping options, thanks in part to last years acquisition of Tatex express delivery services. The company hopes to strengthen its position in package service to local French businesses, offering a complete shipping solution to companies seeking shipping logistics from a single provider.

FedEx also launched a Ship and Save program in Italy to help streamline the online shipping process for small businesses looking to ship internationally. Volume discounts are also offered to shippers, with potential savings topping 45 percent for qualified shipment quantities.

Recently, both FedEx and UPS have expressed concern over reduced global demand for rapid shipping solutions. As their customers utilize less expensive shipping options with greater frequency, expanding their businesses into localized delivery within foreign territories could be a way to keep up their profits in a changing delivery landscape.

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Passport Day brings in big revenue for Albuquerque

Passport Fair
The Passport Day in the USA event held on Saturday, Mar. 9, was a big success at the Main Post Office in Albuquerque, NM.
On this particular day, the usual three-week waiting period for passport appointments was waived. That was more than enough reason for 241 applicants to apply for the travel document.
Demand was so high for passports that customers waited in line an hour prior to the start of the event to get one.
By the end of the day, the office received $6,025 in new passport revenue and an additional $1,410 from the sale of passport photos. That’s a healthy return for the single-day passport promotion.

Global Package Business Lures Expansion Opportunity

Global package business

For businesses that seek to grow and flourish, there’s no better way to accomplish the task than to reach new customers. That’s the concept behind a recent move by a package shipping business to build a new facility in a foreign country.

To better serve its customers in Canada and reach a wider audience, FedEx has constructed a new 27,000 square-foot facility in Saskatoon to provide shipping services to local businesses. The move is part of a continuing expansion effort into Canadian territories to lure new customers away from the competition. FedEx has also trained its Canadian Express staff with a specific focus on small to medium sized businesses to capitalize on the lucrative export market.

Besides adding to its infrastructure in other countries, FedEx is also acquiring foreign businesses to expand its operations. In 2011, the company acquired Servicios Nacionales Mupa, a Mexican domestic express package business, for $128 million. In that same year, it also purchased AFL Pvt, Ltd, an Indian logistics, distribution and express company, for $96 million. FedEx also recently acquired other shipping companies in Poland, France, and Brazil.

With international priority and domestic package revenue exceeding $9.56 billion in 2012, FedEx is likely to continue its efforts toward increasing globalization.

Do you think USPS should expand its package operations into other countries to take advantage of the robust trend in global shipping?

Getting a Pass on Travelling Abroad

Passport day 2013

 

Absorbing the wonders of distant lands is a beneficial experience for those who travel abroad. Before venturing off to distant lands, however, there is one key document everyone is required to get, and tomorrow happens to be the perfect time to do it.

To celebrate the benefits of passports in international travel, the Postal Service is holding a Passport Day in the USA event tomorrow at select postal facilities. These special events will be available at many convenient locations nationwide, and represent a good opportunity to obtain that necessary international travel document.

A passport provides proof of citizenship and permits exit from a home country and entry into foreign countries around the world. No document other than a passport can be used for international travel.

To apply for a passport, you’ll need to bring identification from one of the following sources to verify U.S. citizenship:

– Previously issues, undamaged U.S. passport

– Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state

– Consular report of birth abroad or birth certificate

– Naturalization certificate

– Certificate of citizenship

A photo ID is also required from one of the following sources:

– Previously issues, undamaged U.S. passport

– Naturalization certificate

– Valid drivers license

– Current government ID (city, state, or federal)

– Current military ID

For more information on applying for a passport, click here. To find a specific postal facility participating in a passport event near you, click here.

For more information on international travel, travel warnings, and passports applications, go to http://www.travel,state.gov.

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