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FedEx Office® Offers Tips to Keep the Season Merry and Bright

November 15, 2011

DALLAS, November 15, 2011 – It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also crunch time as millions of shoppers rush to get ready for the holidays. FedEx Office®, an operating company of FedEx Corp.® (NYSE: FDX), is here to help navigate the winter wonderland with time-saving tips, expert shipping advice, special offers and at-your-service team members available at more than 1,800 FedEx Office locations throughout the United States. Most locations are open until 11 p.m. and the company offers more than 300 locations that operate 24 hours a day.

I’ll be Home for Christmas…

Or at least the gifts will be! Let FedEx Office assist when it comes time to pack up the gifts and send them out to family and friends around the globe. Team members can handle everything from odd-shaped items to fragile gifts with professional packing services starting at just $4.99. Customers who prefer do-it-yourself packaging solutions can stop by a FedEx Office location to find a full range of shipping supplies including boxes, mailing tubes and more. 

Anticipating airport anxiety? FedEx Office can take care of suitcases, too. By shipping luggage ahead with FedEx, travelers can avoid checked baggage fees and frustrating holiday travel rules that restrict packing and carrying on wrapped gifts.

Baby It’s Cold Outside…

But that doesn’t mean holiday gifts should be left out in the winter weather. If gift recipients aren’t likely to be home when the couriers arrive, select the free Hold at FedEx Location service on the shipping label and arrange to have FedEx Office hold the package at the location that is most convenient for the recipient. This complimentary service also helps keep holiday gifts a secret from loved ones who may be tempted to sneak a peek.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town…

With a sleigh full of personalized holiday gifts! FedEx Office is a one-stop shop for creative and affordable greetings and gifts, such as holiday lawn signs and personalized labels for those special homemade gifts. Customers can also create fun custom calendars and design family holiday cards conveniently in-store or online. Now through November 27, customers who order online at the FedEx Office holiday web page (www.fedex.com/greetings) will save 30 percent on holiday card and calendar orders.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Listen up for important Christmas delivery cut-off dates! Don’t forget that December 16 is the last day to ship with FedEx Ground, the most economical option which is also faster to more U.S. locations than UPS. Procrastinators can hold out until December 23, which is the last day to ship via FedEx Express.

December 12 is predicted to be the busiest shipping day of the year for FedEx. On this day the company expects to move more than 17 million shipments – almost double its daily average volume – through its global networks.

About FedEx Office

FedEx Office has the world’s largest retail printing network, providing access to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service. The company’s network of more than 1,900 locations includes 1,800 in the U.S. and features retail centers, centralized production centers, corporate on-site print centers, and on-site business centers at hotels, convention centers and universities. Services include copying and digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, computer rental, free Wi-Fi, corporate print solutions, FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, and more. In addition, the company offers the award-winning FedEx Office® Print Online and FedEx Office® Print & Go solutions. Products, services and hours vary by location. For more information, please visit www.fedex.com/office.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $40 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.

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