FedEx teams with ProFlowers for Mother's Day

By Freddie Pierce
Its still April and were talking about Mothers Day, but according to a survey issued by FedEx, most Americans dont even know what day the holiday falls...

It’s still April and we’re talking about Mother’s Day, but according to a survey issued by FedEx, most Americans don’t even know what day the holiday falls on.

Part of the confusion is due to the fact that Mother’s Day falls on May 8, the earliest possible date. Nonetheless, the FedEx report revealed that 44 percent of Americans think Mother’s Day falls after May 8, while 10 percent simply do not know which date it is.

FedEx is teaming up with ProFlowers to save you (and your family) the aggravation of not knowing ahead of time when Mother’s Day is, as the companies will be working together to deliver flowers and gifts on Mother’s Day itself.

According to FedEx, customers will be able to order all the way up until late Saturday afternoon on May 7 for gifts to be delivered on Mother’s Day.


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Here are the other FedEx and ProFlowers offers to help you out this Mother’s Day:

- For the nearly half of Americans (46 percent) who shop for Mother's Day two to seven days before the holiday and plan to ship their gifts to Mom, FedEx offers a variety of shipping options:

- Packages shipped using FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery are delivered within one to five business days. For those who plan ahead, the deadline for shipping Mother's Day gifts with FedEx Ground is Saturday, April 30.

- FedEx Express offers FedEx Overnight, FedEx 2Day® and FedEx Express Saver® (three-day) shipping services to accommodate those who wait a bit longer to select and ship a gift for Mom. The latest deadline for shipping with delivery in time for Mother's Day is Friday, May 6.

- Gift givers who plan to deliver their Mother's Day gifts in person (51 percent) may have the most options. Not only will they have plenty of time to order gifts online to ship to their homes, but they could also consider customizing the gift at FedEx Office locations - a popular trend according to a related survey from FedEx Office set for release later this week.

For Mother’s Day, FedEx expects to make hundreds of thousands of deliveries on top of its daily volume of 8.5 million shipments. FedEx will deliver millions of pounds of flowers, chocolates, teddy bears and other gifts during the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

It’s early, but it’s always a good idea to plan ahead. In case you don’t, however, FedEx and ProFlowers are there to help you out.


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