FedEx Office Introduces Self-Service Printing from BlackBerry Smartphones and USB Flash Drives
DALLAS, January 18, 2011 — FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s), an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today announced the introduction of FedEx Office® Print & Go—a technology that enables customers to access and print documents directly from BlackBerry® smartphones and USB flash drives on its digital copy machines. The smartphone printing feature of this new, easy-to-use solution is enabled by the HP ePrint mobile printing application. FedEx Office Print & Go can be found on select Canon printing devices within the self-service area at the company’s retail locations, providing customers added convenience and flexibility.
With the world’s largest retail printing network, FedEx Office is the only print retailer to offer convenient self-service printing from both BlackBerry smartphones and USB flash drives nationwide. FedEx Office Print & Go is now available at more than 1,600 locations and will be offered at all U.S. stores later this year. Customers can simply plug their USB flash drive or enter a retrieval code e-mailed to their BlackBerry smartphone into FedEx Office Print & Go machines and use the digital screens to select, preview and print Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe PDF documents. In addition, customers can choose to have their print jobs produced by professionally trained team members at the full-service counter.
“With the launch of FedEx Office Print & Go, we are giving customers exactly what they have asked for—a convenient and simple way to convert digital content into printed material at FedEx Office locations across the country,” said Brian Philips, president and CEO, FedEx Office. “We are the clear leader in offering digital printing on-demand, anytime, anywhere. FedEx Office Print & Go, combined with our easy-to-use FedEx Office Print Online application and our network of 11 p.m. and 24-hour stores nationwide, means that our office is your office no matter what your deadline may be.”
The launch of FedEx Office Print & Go is a result of the alliance FedEx Office formed with Canon U.S.A., Inc. and HP in April 2010 to create an unmatched network of printing and imaging capabilities, transforming the retail printing experience. To learn more about FedEx Office Print & Go and discover how to get started, go to www.fedex.com/printandgo.
About FedEx Office
FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s) 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 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. With annual revenues of $37 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.
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Requires Internet- and e-mail-capable BlackBerry® smartphone OS 4.5 or newer with separately purchased wireless Internet service, and the HP ePrint application found on BlackBerry AppWorld.