Air Menzies International (AMI) has added FedEx to its Quick2Ship door-to-door express product, which has operated in the US since 2011.
The extension of the programme to include FedEx brings new destinations, additional frequencies and extra capabilities to Quick2Ship’s existing global coverage.
Quick2Ship is AMI’s US global door-to-door product, which provides all-inclusive quotes from any US zip code to any address worldwide.
It is only accessible by bona fide airfreight agents who have established credit facilities with AMI, the system provides instant online quotes which are stored for 10 days, and can then be converted to bookings without re-entering details. Quick2Ship also provides full online tracking and tracing for every shipment.
The Quick2Ship product is primarily targeted at the 13 kilogramme sector, with shipments generally comprising one or two pieces; however, Quick2Ship has been used to move everything from a small envelope to an entire X-ray machine.
AMI’s general manager of express services for the US, Olga Lebedyeva, says: “Quick2Ship has been highly popular from the outset, and has grown by 15 per cent in the past year. It has proven particularly popular for shipments originating outside our main gateways, where agents appreciate the all-inclusive service and pricing for their minimum shipments, as a labour-saving alternative to quoting for and arranging collection, and delivery direct to the carrier’s hub.”
Lebedyeva adds: “Quick2Ship provides exactly what freight agents demand today: quality, convenience, speed and economy. We believe this addition of FedEx capacity and frequencies will further add to the product’s appeal.”