DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Unsuspecting customers at FedEx Office centers may do a double-take in the coming months, as several of their favorite NFL players step off the field and behind the counter this holiday season. FedEx Office, an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), announced today the kickoff of its second annual “Pack and Ship with the Pros” promotion, which gives football fans across the country a chance to win 2011 season tickets, autographed merchandise and other prizes by simply signing up and shipping items at more than 1,800 U.S. FedEx Office locations this season.
“Last year, we shipped 13.6 million packages across the country and around the world on Dec. 14 alone, which was our busiest day”
From now until Dec. 31, 2010, FedEx Office will be drafting some temporary team members – from several of the National Football League’s most talented players. The company is calling in backups to staff FedEx Office centers in seven cities across the U.S., by recruiting NFL players to help customers pack and ship their holiday gifts.
“Instead of pass rushing, I’ll be packing and shipping with the pros at FedEx Office,” said Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware. “I’ll have some fun with my fans in a new environment, while learning how to package up some of those special holiday gifts.”
Throughout November and December, NFL players will huddle with team members at FedEx Office locations in Dallas, Indianapolis, Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Denver and Washington, D.C., to learn how to pack, ship and deliver a winning holiday season for its customers.
“Last year, we shipped 13.6 million packages across the country and around the world on Dec. 14 alone, which was our busiest day,” said Kim Dixon, executive vice president and chief operating officer, FedEx Office. “At FedEx, our goal is to always deliver an outstanding customer experience, and we want people to know they can count on us to get their packages where they need to be this holiday season — safely and on-time.”
For complete rules, information about participating locations, or to learn more about the FedEx Office Pack and Ship with the Pros program, visit www.fedex.com/packwiththepros. To find out which NFL players may be working behind the counter in your area, follow @FedExDelivers on Twitter.
About FedEx Office:
FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s) provides access points to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service when and where you need it. The world’s largest retail printing network has more than 1,900 digitally-connected locations including FedEx Office Print & Ship Centers, FedEx Office Ship Centers, FedEx Office Signs & Graphics Centers, and centralized production centers. Services include copying and digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, computer rental, free Wi-Fi access, FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, and more. In addition, the company offers FedEx Office® Print Online, an online printing solution for business and personal printing, at home, at the office or on the go. Products, services and hours vary by location. For more information, please visit www.fedex.com/office.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services, and is the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. With annual revenues of $36 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 285,000 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.
All player participation is facilitated by NFL PLAYERS, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association.