FedEx pulled off a double whammy with the launch of a new BlackBerry app alongside a newly revamped mobile website at m.fedex.com. The app is supposed to support any device with OS 4.5+ so that should cover most of us.
The app gives you access to:
- Track – Access up-to-date tracking details directly from your BlackBerry smart phone. We’ll tell you when your shipments are delivered, in-transit, and even when there are exceptions. Plus, you can nickname your critical shipments so you can easily monitor their shipment status later.
- Ship – Create and email shipping labels while on the go. You can also view your ship history and access your fedex.com address book. Drop off your package at FedEx Office and access fedex.com to print your shipping label at no additional cost.
- Get Rates – Obtain accurate and reliable rate quotes and estimated delivery times while you’re on the road.
- Find Locations – Simply enter an address, phone number or ZIP code to find the nearest FedEx drop-box, ship center or FedEx Office location.
- Schedule a Pickup – Just enter your address and shipment information, and we’ll come to you.
If you are not a fan of apps you can do many of these things from the mobile site m.fedex.com including:
- Create a shipping label and e-mail as PDF
- Schedule a pick-up and access pick-up history
- Cancel shipment
- Track shipment
- Access and manage MyFedEx
- Find nearby locations based on location (GPS enabled for iPhone and Android devices)
- Get rate quotes
I’m sending along a press release below and you can check out more information here. I’d also be happy to set up a briefing with a Usablenet executive or share screenshots.