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10 Surprising Facts about FedEx Shipping

1. FedEx didn’t start life as a courier company servicing as it does today. 

Founded by Fred Smith in 1971, was that FedEx would be a company which would pick up cheques from the 12 Federal Reserve banks in the United States

2. FedEX almost went Bankrupt and risked it all again

In 1974, three years after the company’s birth, FedEx was teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. The company was losing $1 million a month and Fred Smith was unable to raise capital, get loans and attract investors.

3. Hidden Meaning in the FedEx Shipping Logo

Look closely at the letters E and X. You should see an arrow in the white space between the two letters. The arrow is intended to provide a subliminal message as FedEx being a company which delivers from A to B. However, the arrow was created by accident in 1994 as the logo designers happened to discover the hidden arrow whilst in the midst of designing over 400 different versions of the logo.

4. FedEx Shipping invented the Realtime Tracking of Shipments

The use of tracking numbers has since been developed into fully automated tools, allowing customers to track their shipments online visually.

FedEx Express covers every U.S. street address and services more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx have 680 Aircraft at > 650 airports worldwide for it’s smooth “FedEx Shipping”

5. FedEx is a big Network of Employees & it’s Transportation Network

6. FedEx and Covid outbreak

On June 15 FedEx announced that it has safely delivered 1.35 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses to Toluca, Mexico, in coordination with Direct Relief and the United States and Mexican governments.

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