Similar to Sam’s Club, Costco, and BJ’s Wholesale Club, Boxed is a bulk warehouse club. The main distinctions are that Boxed doesn’t require membership and runs entirely online. By providing bulk groceries, paper products, toiletries, hygiene products, and office supplies, Boxed serves both homes and businesses. If it’s an option, you can choose same-day delivery through Boxed Express. These orders are filled in-store by a Boxed shopper, who then delivers them to you. Both the Apple App Store and Google Play offer the Boxed app. Additionally, you can place orders straight through the business’ website.
What is the collaboration between FedEx and Boxed?
FedEx Corp. and Boxed Inc. have announced a new multiyear partnership in which the carrier will now handle the majority of customer shipments for the online retailer of bulk goods. According to the increased relationship, New York-based Boxed would increase its shipping capabilities by completely utilizing the FedEx network. E-commerce companies are looking for new ways to combat rising costs and give their customers the best service possible in this difficult supply chain climate. We have the chance to deal with both because of our strengthened partnership with FedEx. Since Boxed began distributing orders in 2013, the two companies have had a solid working relationship. By fully utilizing the FedEx network, Boxed will expand its shipping possibilities and give clients even greater service.
How Boxed was working earlier?
Through its website and app, the online store offers warehouse club-style shopping, including food, pantry goods, household essentials, HBA, stationery, and natural and sustainable products. Without paying the membership costs of conventional warehouse clubs, consumers and corporations can order club-sized parcels with free two-day shipping in the continental U.S. on sales over $49. For a minimum order of $19.98, subscribers of the BoxedUp reward program receive free shipping. The company also provides Boxed Express, an on-demand shipping service for perishable products, and in late 2021 it made its first acquisition—New York City e-grocer MaxDelivery—to enter the market for quick grocery delivery.
How will it help both companies?
- Boxed will be able to lower the money it spends on shipping across all of its fulfillment facilities thanks to the mutually agreed-upon rise in shipment volume. The company will reinvest the money it has saved in more promotions and better pricing for its consumers’ favorite products. Additionally, more Boxed users will have access to service seven days a week.
- The partnership with Boxed will help FedEx grow in two major areas: increasing the number of e-commerce customers it serves and increasing the number of packages it delivers on weekends. Despite the decrease in online shopping activity, FedEx President and COO Raj Subramaniam stated that the company’s objective is to put itself at the core of e-commerce with a wide mix of clients.
- The logistics behemoth’s emphasis on online shopping is complemented by FedEx Ground’s growth to a year-round, seven-days-per-week service for home delivery. The FedEx competitor offers Sunday home delivery via SurePost service, in which it transfers items to the Postal Service for final-mile delivery, according to its website. The firm advertises Sunday home delivery service as a competitive advantage over UPS.
- Boxed increases e-commerce traffic and weekend density for FedEx, but it also raises the difficulty of delivering bulk consumer goods like a 24-pack of Charmin toilet roll in larger packages. According to its website, Boxed claims that it cannot deliver to PO Boxes because its boxes are “too huge to qualify.” As the demand for large and bulky items for home delivery increases, FedEx and other package carriers are looking into ways to handle them more effectively.
With FedEx’s commitment, Boxed will be able to expand its retail operations and offer a reliable delivery service all over the nation. The partnership between FedEx and Boxed serves as an example of how e-Commerce service providers and shipping businesses may come up with innovative solutions to jointly satisfy the changing demands and needs of our customers today and in the future.