• "Get a 40-year head start," FedEx says in response to Amazon shipping plans

    By: Kristin Leigh

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    FedEx produced a cheeky video, telling companies interested in e-commerce and the shipping industry, “First, get a 40-year head start.” 

    Amazon is weeks away from entering the shipping industry, according to a report Friday by the Wall Street Journal, which cited “people familiar with the matter.”


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    The headline read of the article read, “Amazon to launch delivery service that would vie with FedEx, UPS.”
    FedEx released a statement in response, which read, “The headline in today’s Wall Street Journal demonstrates a lack of basic understanding of the full scale of the global transportation industry.”
    “A much clearer explanation of what it takes to truly provide outstanding service to e-commerce and all customers is featured in a video available on http://fedex.com/dream,” the statement continued.
    FOX13 Consumer Investigator Kristin Leigh is working to learn more about the new Amazon service, and how it may impact Memphis-based FedEx. Watch her full report on FOX13 News at 5:00. 
     

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