Staples Canada stores across Canada will now offer FedEx services, marking the single largest Canadian retail rollout for the latter company.
Federal Express Canada Corporation, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has made an agreement with Staples Canada to see 305 Staples locations house full-service FedEx Authorized ShipCentres within their stores across the country. This agreement will increase FedEx retail locations to 1,003, effective immediately.
The FedEx Authorized ShipCentres will be rolled out across Staples locations in Canada and will immediately offer drop off services. FedEx Hold at Location and pick-up services, including domestic and international shipments through FedEx Express and FedEx Ground, will be offered at all Staples locations by the fall of 2019 in advance of the peak holiday shopping season.
"With more than 300 store locations across the country, Staples is a well-situated destination for the majority of Canadians for their everyday shipping needs," says David Boone, CEO, Staples Canada. "Whether you're shipping something out or picking something up, this alliance with FedEx is a solution to make sure your packages arrive safely and securely."
To support the rising trend of e-commerce, FedEx continues to explore new delivery models, technologies, aircraft, and vehicles to better serve customers' needs as they travel the world's physical and digital pathways. This includes collaborating with Staples Canada to make it easier for customers to pick up and ship packages.
"As the backbone of the e-commerce economy, FedEx is always looking for new ways to invest in the best solutions for our customers," adds Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada. "Our alliance with Staples strategically expands our retail footprint across Canada, creating possibilities for online shoppers and Canadian small and medium businesses."
Staples Canada is transforming its business to become The Working and Learning Company, and this agreement with FedEx helps accelerate the retailer's expanded professional and productivity services that help enable small businesses and entrepreneurs to be successful. With the addition of FedEx to its existing services offering, customers will have the ability to purchase mailing supplies, pack and ship all in one place.
"Staples is a brand Canadians know and trust and the opportunity our alliance creates will result in a better e-commerce experience for more Canadians," continues Lisson. "This alliance empowers Canadian businesses and their customers with access to the global market place with security and peace of mind."
Operating in 220 countries and territories, FedEx delivers 15 million packages on average every day and can deliver a shipment from Canada to 99% of the world's GDP.
Staples Canada, The Working and Learning Company, is headquartered near Toronto, and has 305 locations across Canada.