Shippo Becomes First Shipping Platform with a FedEx Platform Account, Bringing Merchants New Service Levels at Improved Rates
Agreement allows FedEx to reach non-enterprise e-commerce merchants at scale while affording sellers access to discounted rates not previously available to businesses of their size
Shippo, a leading shipping platform for growing e-commerce businesses, announced that it is the first multi-carrier shipping company to receive a Platform Account from FedEx. With this agreement, Shippo can now offer U.S.-based merchants special discounted FedEx shipping services – including FedEx Ground Economy and FedEx International Connect Plus (FICP) – directly from its platform. These services can be leveraged without the need to create a FedEx account.
In addition to offering improved rates to merchants using Shippo, this expanded alliance gives FedEx access to the tens of thousands of small-to-mid-market e-commerce sellers that Shippo serves through a single point of contact.
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“Our goal of building the shipping layer of the internet means connecting our tens of thousands of merchant customers with the best, most diversified set of carrier and delivery options as possible,” said Laura Behrens Wu, co-founder and CEO of Shippo. “Our expanded agreement with FedEx – the first of its kind for FedEx with a shipping platform – is a massive step towards our mission of simplifying shipping for all merchants. We’re thrilled to be bringing these rates to aid businesses of all sizes and to continue growing and enabling our customers to grow.”
As of today, all merchants have frictionless access to the new FedEx Ground Economy and FedEx International Connect Plus (FICP) rates secured via Shippo’s FedEx Platform Account from within the Shippo web app:
- FedEx Ground Economy allows e-commerce merchants to ship packages weighing up to 70 pounds and measuring up to 130 inches in length plus width; this service level usually takes packages two-to-seven business days to arrive at customers’ doorsteps. In addition to discounts, benefits include:
- Ability to use your own custom shipping boxes
- Monday through Sunday* shipping (*Sunday deliveries cover more than 50% of U.S. population)
- 24 Hour visibility for packages with FedEx Tracking
- Coverage and liability of up to $100
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- FCIP allows merchants to ship packages originating in the U.S. to over 190 countries across the globe, covering 95% of the global GDP within an average delivery time of two-to-seven business days. In addition to discounts, benefits include:
- Day-definite service so customers can plan ahead to receive shipments
- Ability to redirect shipments to convenient pickup locations for customers*
- Allow customers to specify delivery instructions, like whether or not to knock their door*
- 24-hour shipment tracking for ultimate visibility
- Customs clearance is included when creating a FedEx shipping label
*Note: FedEx Delivery Manager is required for these features
“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship and continue to team with Shippo to make shipping better and easier for small and mid-sized businesses” said Ryan Kelly, Vice President, Marketing, at FedEx.