FedEx said Tuesday that the Walmart FedEx Office locations will offering printing, shipping and other services. The expanded rollout follows a successful pilot program involving 47 stores in six states.
Besides using the packing, shipping and printing services offered by the departments, Walmart customers will also be able to direct their packages to be held at any Walmart-based FedEx Office location for up to five business days
“Our busy customers view our stores as a one-stop-shop for all the products and services they are looking for,” Daniel Eckert, senior vice president of Walmart Services and Digital Acceleration, said in a statement. “We know shipping and printing is one such service they want to access in our stores, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with FedEx so that even more of our busy customers can take advantage of their pick up, drop off and printing services.”
FedEx Office, a division of FedEx, currently operates about 1,900 company-owned stores and locations in the United States, including retail stores, and small print centers in hotel and convention centers and on college campuses.
“This strategic initiative between FedEx Office and Walmart builds on a shared goal of providing customers convenience and value, so they can save both time and money,” stated FedEx Office chief executive officer Brian Philips. “The growth of our store network to 500 new locations brings our brand even closer to busy consumers who have told us they are seeking secure, reliable options for packing, shipping and receiving packages.”