Feds: You can get your groceries shipped on your laptop
If you’re looking for a way to get your shopping done without lugging around a laptop, the federal government is getting ready to roll out a new option.
The Federal Express service has been rolled out to a number of states.
The company, which began shipping products to New York City earlier this month, will begin offering delivery options to consumers by the end of the year.
Feds say they are aiming to ship a total of 1.6 million packages from the company’s new facility in Queens by the beginning of 2020.
The service will be offered to consumers as well as businesses that use it to package goods, such as pharmacies.
FEDS says it will be the largest e-commerce company to offer delivery to New Yorkers, and the first to offer it in the city.
The move comes as FEDs goal of doubling deliveries to New Jersey and New York has been thwarted by the state’s inability to secure enough private-sector funding to build a new airport in Newark.
Faced with a $3.5 billion funding gap, New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie announced last week that he was abandoning plans to build the new airport and instead moving forward with a project to build it on a privately owned parcel near New York Harbor.
The federal government has yet to officially confirm that it will support the project, but a spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget said the agency would be “actively looking for other funding options.”
Federal Express will begin shipping items to New Yorks first delivery site by the middle of 2020, said Michael Lacy, a spokesman.
“The Federal Express network continues to grow and our goal is to deliver a solid supply of groceries to New york by the time the pilot program is up and running,” he said.
The New York Post reported this week that FED has plans to begin shipping goods to the city by the first quarter of 2021.