FedEx software to be ‘single point of access’ for shippers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 1999) — FDX Corp., parent of package-delivery companies Federal Express Corp. and RPS Inc., will distribute an automated electronic shipping system to medium- and large-volume shippers that can oversee not only FedEx and RPS shipments, but those managed by competitors as well.

The software, called FDX PowerShip mc, is designed to provide a single point of access for package tracking and management, the company said. Customers will be able to process shipments and check package status for FedEx, RPS and UPS services. For additional carriers, including Airborne Express, BAX, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service, customers can check rates and print address labels.

The system is designed to integrate seamlessly with multiple computer platforms, which allows customers real-time access to valuable shipper data, or it can operate as a stand-alone device. FDX PowerShip mc is also compatible with various peripherals, such as scan guns and scales.

The flexible system will feature customizable screens, easy-to-use address books, and detailed reports for accounting, logistics or operations. Shipping data will be archived for easy data retrieval, and information can be imported or exported in real time or in batches throughout the day, the company said.

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