FedEx Office Enables Printing from BlackBerry Smartphones, USB Drives
DALLAS—Jan. 18, 2011—FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s), an operating company of FedEx Corp., has introduced FedEx Office Print & Go—a technology that enables customers to access and print documents directly from BlackBerry smartphones and USB flash drives on its digital copy machines. The smartphone printing feature of this new, easy-to-use solution is enabled by the HP ePrint mobile printing application.
FedEx Office Print & Go can be found on select Canon printing devices within the self-service area at the company’s retail locations, providing customers added convenience and flexibility. It is now available at more than 1,600 locations and will be offered at all U.S. stores later this year.
Customers can simply plug their USB flash drive or enter a retrieval code e-mailed to their BlackBerry smartphone into FedEx Office Print & Go machines and use the digital screens to select, preview and print Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe PDF documents. In addition, customers can choose to have their print jobs produced by professionally trained team members at the full-service counter.
“With the launch of FedEx Office Print & Go, we are giving customers exactly what they have asked for—a convenient and simple way to convert digital content into printed material at FedEx Office locations across the country,” said Brian Philips, president and CEO, FedEx Office. “We are the clear leader in offering digital printing on-demand, anytime, anywhere. FedEx Office Print & Go, combined with our easy-to-use FedEx Office Print Online application and our network of 11 p.m. and 24-hour stores nationwide, means that our office is your office no matter what your deadline may be.”
The launch of FedEx Office Print & Go is a result of the alliance FedEx Office formed with Canon U.S.A., Inc. and HP in April 2010 to create an unmatched network of printing and imaging capabilities, transforming the retail printing experience. To learn more about FedEx Office Print & Go and discover how to get started, go to www.fedex.com/printandgo.