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USC's Federal Express Contract
USC contracts with Federal Express for reduced-rate express mail service. For instructions on setting up a new account, delivery and pick-up logistics, rate information and an online demonstration of the FedEx web site, please go to FedEx Information on the Mailing and Materials Management Services web site.
For questions about the university's contract with FedEx, or assistance with logistics, rates, payments, etc., please visit FedEx Contacts.
Due to the high cost of processing small-dollar paper invoices against a USC purchase order, as of January 15, 2009, departments must pay for FedEx shipments with one of the following methods:
- A USC Procurement Card (requires a nine-digit FedEx account number)
- An Outgoing Mail Requisition via USC Mailing and Material Management Services (requires a 10-digit USC account number)
Using a Procurement Card
If you already have a Procurement Card, you can link your nine-digit FedEx account to your P-Card by calling FedEx at 800-463-3339 (800 GO FEDEX), and providing them with both your P-Card number and FedEx account number. Your shipments will subsequently be charged to the P-Card provided. If you have more than one Procurement Card, link the card you use most often. To bill additional P-Cards on a per-shipment basis in www.fedex.com:
- Call FedEx at 800-463-3339 (800 GO FEDEX), and set up each Procurement Card with a unique nine-digit FedEx account number.
- Select "Bill Third Party" when producing an airbill in fedex.com, and enter the nine-digit FedEx account number associated with the P-Card to be billed.
Instead of charging the shipment to the P-Card in your FedEx profile, the P-Card associated with the nine-digit FedEx account number entered on the airbill is charged. Note that linking each Procurement Card to a unique FedEx account avoids the need for reallocating charges after they post to your ASR.
Special FedEx Procurement Card
USC employees who do not need a Procurement Card for any other purpose can apply for one that is retricted for use only with FedEx. To apply, complete a P-Card application and place in the comment section: For FedEx only.