Founded in 1973 by Frederick Wallace Smith, FedEx has come a long way to emerge as a leading player in the logistic and services industry serving more than 220 countries & territories across the globe. FedEx product & service portfolio consist of E-commerce, transportation and business service.
Segmentation, targeting, positioning in the Marketing strategy of FedEx-
Since FedEx serve customers from different segments, therefore, it uses differentiated targeting strategies.
Mission- “To develop mutually rewarding relationships with its employees, partners and suppliers”
Vision- “Not Available”
Tagline-“The World on time”
Competitive advantage in the Marketing strategy of FedEx-
Modernising air fleet: Modernising its Aircraft fleet is one of the competitive advantages that FedEx have gained which is helping it to reduce its operational cost, structural cost, reduce fuel cost, and enhance the efficiency of its worldwide network. It has acquired 60 Boeing 757, 767-300F aircraft between years 2014 to 2016.
Focus on retail accounts: With the advent of technology, changing lifestyle and growth in the eCommerce market, FedEx has shifted its focus to small to medium size customer base, avoid less profitable accounts so as to get high ROA( return on assets ) and increase its profit.
SBU’s working collectively: Its Strategic business units operate independently in the market but work collectively to support each other in the meta-market which is helping the company in being competitively ahead of its competitors.
BCG Matrix in the Marketing strategy of FedEx-
FedEx operates in five strategic business units (SBU’s) namely FedEx Express, TNT Express, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Services.
Its FedEx Express, FedEx Freight, TNT express and FedEx business divisions operating in respective nations are starred in the BCG matrix. Since FedEx services are the supporting division for other existing businesses of FedEx and are therefore cash cow in the business matrix.
Distribution strategy in the Marketing strategy of FedEx-
Generating revenue of $ 50.4 billion in FY-16 and servicing more than 220 countries & territories was only possible due to the talent pool of more than 4, 00,000 employees FedEx employed worldwide. It replaced its 25 fleet aircraft in the year 2015 and ordered 50 new Boeing advanced B767 aircraft for distribution of its services effectively and efficiently on time.
Brand equity in the strategy of FedEx-
With high TOMA (top of mind awareness) & visibility, FedEx has established itself as a well-known brand in the transportation industry. It has been ranked 75 on Forbes list of World’s most valuable brand valued at $44.6 billion (market capitalization method) as of May 2016.
As per the Fortune Magazine list, FedEx has been ranked 12 in the list of World’s most admired company and ranked no. 1 in the industry it operates i.e. logistics/ delivery industry.
Competitive analysis in the Marketing strategy of FedEx-
The transportation/ logistics, and business services industry is highly competitive and faces competition on services and price front. It faces competition from local, regional, and international companies like UPS, DHL, Amazon express, and many others in the segment.
Market analysis in the Marketing strategy of FedEx-
Changing economic scenario, increasing cross-border business opportunities, changing government regulations, the opening of economies/ markets for foreign players in various sectors in the developing nations and increasing competitions, transportations of short product life cycles/ shelf life are some of the factors affecting the operations of the companies in this industry.
Customer analysis in the Marketing strategy of FedEx–
FedEx serves customers from different segments and different social classes. Customers include various industries, government organisations and individual customers who are looking for various logistics solutions.