FedEx partners with Staples to expand retail footprint in Canada

ShipCentres will be offered at all locations in advance of the peak holiday shopping season this year

Federal Express Canada Corp. announced on Wednesday that it plans to put full-service ShipCentres in 305 Staples locations across Canada.

The company said this will increase FedEx retail locations in Canada to 1,003 effective immediately.

“As the backbone of the e-commerce economy, FedEx is always looking for new ways to invest in the best solutions for our customers,” said 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 is a brand Canadians know and trust and the opportunity our alliance creates will result in a better e-commerce experience for more Canadians. This alliance empowers Canadian businesses and their customers with access to the global market place with security and peace of mind.”

FedExThe FedEx Authorized ShipCentres will be rolled out across Staples locations in Canada and will immediately offer drop-off services. FedEx hold-at-location and pickup 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, said the company.

“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,” said David Boone, chief executive officer of 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.”

– Mario Toneguzzi

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