More than 30 years ago FedEx created a new market when it began providing customers access to next-business-day delivery services. Chairman, President, and CEO Frederick W. Smith founded the company with a solid purpose and vision: help commerce move faster and more efficiently. As FedEx grew, it did just that. The company helped more people and businesses around the world connect with the global marketplace.
In 1978 Fred Smith was famously quoted as saying, “The information about the package is just as important as the package itself.” Since that time FedEx has been providing customers access to timely and accurate information, and it has enabled new supply-chain models and efficiencies. This unprecedented access to information is connecting customers around the world to economic markets and communities.