Dollar General to offer FedEx drop-off, pickup services

Dollar General and FedEx announced that they would be joining forces to make picking up and dropping off packages much easier, especially for those in rural areas.

The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based retailer will offer access to FedEx drop-off and pickup services at various of its locations, which will first roll out to more than 1,500 stores in late summer.

“Dollar General is the perfect retailer to help us meet the growing need for convenient, secure drop-off and pickup options in a variety of rural communities,” Scott Harkins, the senior vice president of customer channel marketing at FedEx Services said. “We understand customers may not always want packages delivered to a home or office. They want secure, alternate delivery options, and we’re on a mission to make that happen. We are proud to work with Dollar General to make our customers’ lives easier.”

A total of 8,000 Dollar General stores is expected to carry out the service by the end of 2020. This brings the FedEx Retail Convenience Network to more than 62,000 retail locations, the companies said.

“Dollar General is excited to work with FedEx to offer customers a secure, convenient pickup and drop-off location,” Jason Reiser, the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Dollar General, said. “This collaboration furthers Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others and long track record of serving rural communities by combining our expansive store presence with FedEx’s global reach. We look forward to providing customers with expanded services and accessibility throughout our rural footprint and working with FedEx as we begin the rollout later this year.”