"Good morning. Sometime today, packages from here will join others from around the world. And we will be receiving the largest delivery assault in the history of FedEx. FedEx. That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is delivery day, and you will once again be waiting by the door. Not for guests, installers, or family... but for delivery. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the delivery day will no longer be known as a lost day, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not quietly wait all day until night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to take back our lives! We're going to tell packages when to arrive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"
- President Thomas Whitmore (corrected for accuracy)
I don't know about you, but half of my shopping is done online. I have enough stuff delivered to my house that I know the delivery people by name. I've wasted more hours waiting by the door than anybody has a right to. Well, FedEx is giving me the power to do something about that. Today, the shipping company updated its FedEx Mobile app to version 2.0 with an all new Delivery Manager, which gives people new options to schedule deliveries, change the destination address, have packages held, provide special drop-off instructions, and even pre-sign for packages.
Most of these features are free to use and only require a free personal FedEx account. Naturally, some options are still going to cost you a few bucks: scheduling delivery runs $5 to change the date or $10 to set a 2-hour window, and changing an address starts at $5. You can also access all of these features through the website, but that's just not as cool as commanding the flow of commerce directly from your phone. Hit the widget below and start taking back your life!