Fueling E-commerce: FedEx Super Hub’s Physical Structure Powers Virtual Business
Spanning over 850 acres and with more than 10,000 team members, its own police and fire departments and approximately 80 miles of conveyer belts, the FedEx Express Super Hub in Memphis, Tennessee, is bigger than some cities. To sort and load in excess of a million packages on an average night, access 220 countries and territories around the world, and help link more than 99 percent of the world’s GDP, you need that kind of space—especially in a world that now depends on e-commerce.
The growth of online shopping is driven by a virtual system where millions of products are at your fingertips. But what happens once you click the button on your computer? Products don’t magically appear, and your online store can’t possibly move that kind of volume on its own. That’s when FedEx steps in. Your purchase moves through a massive, integrated network to transport, sort and deliver products to your doorstep. Without the physical network, the e-commerce lifecycle cannot be completed.
Here, you can take a behind-the-scenes look inside the FedEx Express Super hub, the largest in the FedEx global hub network, and see for yourself why an online purchase is just the beginning—the physical transportation network is crucial to completing the transaction.
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One of the Most Modern FedEx Express Hubs in the World
This FedEx Express Hub is a global powerhouse with team members from over 37 different countries. Check out the hub that can sort almost 18,000 packages per hour and is one of the most modern and eco-friendly in the entire world.
Why Does My Package Go Through Memphis? Answers Revealed!
Every track a domestic US package and wondered why it’s going through Memphis when there was clearly there was a more direct route? See why the hub and spoke system is considered the most efficient way to move packages.
Hub vs. Gateway; What’s the Difference?
The Stansted Gateway has been connecting the UK to the world since the 1980s, but why is it called a gateway and not a hub? Check out Inside the Stansted Gateway to find out.
A FedEx Hub on a Man-Made Island
We need to head east, very far east, to find the only FedEx Express hub on a man-made island.
We’ll give you a hint; it’s in a country surrounded by water.
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November 10, 2017
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