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FedEx Express Delivers for ProFlowers this Sunday, February 14
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, FedEx Express announces a unique arrangement with ProFlowers to provide overnight delivery on Sunday, February 14. As part of an ongoing commitment to their customers, FedEx and ProFlowers are working together to deliver flowers and gifts on Valentine’s Day"Sunday, February 14.
This exclusive Valentine’s Day arrangement marks the first time in its history that FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), has worked with an individual company to deliver on a Sunday. This is also the first time that FedEx has planned for Sunday deliveries specifically in support of Valentine’s Day. This collaboration will leverage the extensive FedEx Express network and expertise in supply chain logistics. FedEx Sunday deliveries will allow ProFlowers to reach recipients in locations around the country on Sunday, February 14.
“FedEx has been working with ProFlowers since its launch more than ten years ago. We are committed to delivering for our customers,” said Matthew Thornton III, senior vice president, FedEx Express. “We were able to leverage our existing supply chain expertise, our extensive, flexible network, and their distribution facility locations to create a cost-effective solution that would fit ProFlowers’ business needs during this busy time of year.”
“We are dedicated to providing the best service for our customers and this Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, is no exception,” said John Kuehn, senior vice president of supply chain operations, ProFlowers. “FedEx employees are specially trained to properly handle ProFlowers’ shipments as they go through the distribution process, so they are great to work with this Valentine’s Day season.”
Valentine’s Day is already one of the busiest periods of the year for FedEx. The week of Valentine’s Day, FedEx expects to make hundreds of thousands of deliveries on top of its average daily volume of 7.5 million shipments. In addition to the deliveries that FedEx Express will be making for ProFlowers on Sunday, February 14, FedEx will deliver millions of pounds of flowers, chocolates, teddy bears and other gifts in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.
To handle the influx of shipments throughout the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, FedEx and its network of dedicated team members will add extra flights and refrigerated trucks to its normal operations. Additionally, FedEx Express hubs and facilities in Miami, Memphis, Los Angeles, Oakland and Indianapolis will be hosting additional, longer and dedicated flower sorts throughout the week to accommodate the incremental volume of Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts.
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ProFlowers, a Provide Commerce brand, launched its marketplace in 1998 to sell and deliver fresh cut flowers for everyday and special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, birthday and anniversary events, through its website, http://www.proflowers.com. The company’s platform combines an online storefront, proprietary supply chain management technology and established supplier relationships to create a market platform that bypasses traditional floral supply chains of wholesalers, distributors and retailers. The company offers additional gift options through its other brands RedEnvelope, Cherry Moon Farms and Shari’s Berries.
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