FedEx Enables Shipping Inside Microsoft Office Outlook
FedEx QuickShip Allows Access to FedEx Services through E-Mail Application
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) will now provide users of Microsoft Office Outlook, the worlds largest email application, the ability to connect directly to FedEx shipping services. FedEx made its announcement during the keynote event at the 2008 Microsoft Office System Developer Conference.
The application, FedEx QuickShip, is an add-in that utilizes web services to provide fast and easy access to FedEx shipping functions. It is available immediately for download at fedex.com/quickship.
With the FedEx add-in installed, Microsoft Office Outlook users will be able to generate labels, track packages, check rates, schedule pickups and find FedEx drop-off locations while still inside their Outlook 2003 or 2007 e-mail application.
To initiate the shipping experience, users simply right-click on an existing contact and choose ship from the menu. Shipments are then stored in a task view allowing users to conveniently recall and sort previous shipments.
We are providing FedEx customers with another convenient option to choose how they access and connect to FedEx services, said David Zanca, senior vice president e-commerce technology, FedEx Services. Our vision is to allow our customers, whether small businesses or global corporations, to be able to work more effectively, be more productive and reduce the effort required to ship.
FedEx Web Services
This announcement serves as a continuation of the FedEx Web services platform. This platform delivers e-commerce solutions to software developers who need to build shipping and logistics services directly into their own or customers infrastructure.
In late 2007, FedEx introduced the FedEx Developer Resource Center (DRC) to help developers integrate applications with FedEx technologies through FedEx Web services. The FedEx DRC provides developers online interactive documentation, downloads, technical FAQs, testing resources and processes to customers.
Customers are always telling us they want more access to more services through the interfaces they use every day. Microsoft is excited to have FedEx, with their rich heritage of innovation, providing such a compelling set of tools to help developers deliver service access into Microsoft Office, said Chris Capossela, corporate vice president for the Information Worker Product Management Group at Microsoft Corp. FedEx shares our mission of delivering solutions that increase personal productivity, simplify how people work, and streamline the way people do business.
FedEx web services make these business solutions and many others possible for developers looking to build these capabilities in their own environments.
Visit the FedEx Microsoft Office System Developer Conference website for details on all the announcements and demonstrations and to become an integrated partner at www.fedex.com/odc2008.
Learn more and download the FedEx QuickShip add-in at www.fedex.com/quickship.
Read more information about, and to register for, the FedEx Developer Resource Center at, www.fedex.com/developer.
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