FedEx Helping Canadians Avoid the Holiday Rush

               FedEx Offers Helpful Tips to Save Time and Money
                 When Shipping Packages This Holiday Season

TORONTO, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - With the holidays fast approaching, millions of Canadians will be looking for ways to avoid the holiday rush and unnecessary frustrations. FedEx is offering advice to help Canadians save time and money as they prepare to ship millions of precious holiday packages this holiday season.

"FedEx understands that this special time of year is meant to be spent with friends and family, not waiting in lineups," says David Binks, president of Federal Express Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX). "With a broad array of services for almost every shipping need and price range, FedEx is well prepared to help Canadians maximize their time this holiday season."

The FedEx Holiday Ship Centre is a "one-stop" source for shipping information and tools to help save time and money during the holidays. To visit the Holiday Ship Centre, please visit

To help avoid the holiday rush and unnecessary frustrations, FedEx offers these helpful tips to save money and time.

    Ship Early

        -  The earlier you ship, the shorter the lines.
        -  For last-minute shoppers, the last day to ship with FedEx Express
           is December 23, 2009 for delivery scheduled by December 24.
        -  The last day to ship with FedEx Ground for delivery scheduled by
           December 24 varies on distance. To find the last day to ship from
           Halifax to Nanaimo and all places in between, please visit

    Smart Labeling

        -  Position the address label squarely on the largest surface, and
           provide complete sender and recipient addresses, including phone
           numbers and postal codes.
        -  Put the recipient's address and your return address inside the box
           as well.

    Call in the Experts

        -  When in doubt, ask for help. FedEx has expert shipping specialists
           trained in packing and shipping best practices.
        -  FedEx offers a full range of FedEx Express, and FedEx Ground
           shipping options - with 24/7 customer service for the next
           scheduled pick up.

    Avoid the lines

        -  You can print directly from your computer to our nearest FedEx
           Office location. This way you'll save the trip of ordering copies
           of your holiday flyers, invitations, custom greeting cards or
           other documents in person during this busy season.

    Prepare Shipments Online

        -  Use FedEx Ship Manager(TM) at and you can ship without
           leaving your home or office. To use, customers simply click the
           "Prepare Shipment Online" option under the "Ship" tab on,
           register as a user and follow the easy-to-use instructions. Once
           registered, a FedEx pick up can also be scheduled for a same day
           pick up at To use, customers simply click the "Schedule
           a Pickup" under the same "Ship" tab. No extra software is

    Choose the Right Supplies

        -  Proper packaging can make all the difference in getting your
           important gifts and holiday items to their destination.
        -  Use sturdy boxes with flaps intact. For heavier items, use double-
           wall boxes. Don't exceed the weight specifications for your box.
        -  Do not reuse boxes if at all possible. If reusing a box, make sure
           there are no holes, tears or corner dents, and remove any old
           labels. Consider placing the box within another box for additional
        -  Make sure your box is large enough to put adequate padding around
           contents. Position your item in the centre of the box and surround
           by cushioning such as bubble wrap, foam "peanuts," densely packed
           shredded paper or foam pads so the item does not shift during
        -  Use tape designed for packing, not duct or masking tape. Do not
           wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in
           automated processing equipment.

    Track it

        -  Tracking a package with FedEx is easy and convenient. Customers
           can go to, click on the tracking option and supply the
           tracking numbers for up to 30 FedEx Express and/or FedEx Ground
           packages. FedEx will then supply real-time information about the
           package status and location in our delivery network.

About FedEx Express Canada

Federal Express Canada Ltd. is a global logistics and transportation company offering domestic and international shipping and electronic commerce solutions. The company uses advanced package status tracking systems, automated customs clearance services and a dedicated air and ground transportation network to serve Canadian and global markets. FedEx Express Canada employs approximately 5,000 people in over 60 facilities coast-to-coast. For more information, visit

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 $34 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 275,000 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


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