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Shippers of Today -- Federal Express and UPS

Oct 24, 2007
If you are thinking of shipping a package to or from a location in the USA or abroad then you will probably come in contact with two prominent shipping services, Federal Express and UPS. In case you have wondered how these companies are run or wanted to know more information about these shippers, you can find a short guide to these services right here!


FedEx delivers millions of packages every day. While the company's early days are legendary, today's FedEx has grown up into a $34-billion network of companies, offering just the right mix of transportation, e-commerce and business package delivery solutions.

FedEX is proud of its reputation and they back their services with the "absolutely, positively" spirit that is associated with the trusted FedEx name. Customers rely on FedEx to simplify their lives and connect their businesses to the global marketplace.

In addition to excellent customer service, FedEx has built a name for itself in the fields of corporate responsibility and employee-management affairs. Communities count on FedEx to be a good neighbor and a responsible corporate citizen and employees count on FedEx to be a great place to work.

FedEx offers the widest range of services and integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively. They have also used modern technology to make the process of shipping as reliable as possible. As Chairman, President and CEO Fred Smith said decades ago: The information about a package is as important as the package itself.

Today's FedEx continues to support services with state-of-the-art technology, putting the information you need right at your fingertips.

In this age of globalization, the unsurpassed FedEx worldwide network provides links to more than 220 countries and territories, often providing service within one to two business days.

In addition to assuring speedy delivery, FedEx also offers a variety of international support services including customs clearance, freight forwarding and supply chain services. Put it all together, and it's easy to see how FedEx is extending its industry leadership and connecting the growth sectors of the global economy.

FedEx employees, who number approximately 275,000 people and come from different places and different backgrounds, rally around a common mission: They promise to do whatever it takes to meet your needs.


Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a $42.6 billion corporation. Today UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world and the company has become the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services.

It manages the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide daily. Over the past 100 years, it has become an expert in transformation, growing from a small messenger company to a leading provider of air, ocean, ground, and electronic services.

The most recent public change came in 2003, when the company introduced a new trade mark and logo, representing a new, evolved UPS. The change signaled that the company has extended its capabilities, extending far beyond small package delivery.

Not only did the company change the brand mark, but it went another step further, adopting the acronym UPS as its formal name, another indicator of its broad expanse of services.

Ever true to its humble origins, the company seeks to maintain its reputation for integrity, reliability, employee ownership, and customer service in the years ahead.

The next time you have to ship a package or document consider using the services of FedEX or UPS.
About the Author
Ann Knapp writes for Safecutters Inc. a distributor of the Klever Kutter and Klever Koncept - among the safest packaging cutting utility knives available. It virtually eliminates the risk of workplace injuries, while the permanently shielded blade protects packaged products. Klever Kutter has been approved by the Department of Homeland Security for safe air transport. For more information about Safecutters products, visit Safecutters.
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