New FedEx tool facilitates transfer of electronic data
FedEx Kinko’s is working with Adobe Systems Inc. to embed a function within Adobe Reader software so that a user can easily send PDF documents to any location in the company’s network of office and print centers.
The function would further simply FedEx Kinko’s Print Online tool announced in January that allows customers to send documents for printing at office and print centers in the United States and select international locations, where they can be picked up by the receiver or for delivery by FedEx. Companies with extended sales forces, for example, can use the service to quickly get proposals and other documents to their employees in the field.
Currently customers that want to print a file must go to the Print Online Web site and upload the file.
PDF is a preferred format for sharing documents with images, charts and pictures.
Spokeswoman Sonya Thorpe confirmed that FedEx Kinkos is in final testing of the new feature, which would include a button with the FedEx Kinko’s icon on the user’s toolbar as well as an option within the drop-down file menu to automatically place the document in the Print Online system.
The company is expected to launch the enhanced function this spring, she said.
FedEx officials first announced the development at Wednesday’s meeting for investors and lenders in Memphis.