What Can You Do With 5,000 Miles, 5 Minutes and an Office Assistant Who Listens?
When it comes to being productive at home or work, any little way you find is exciting. Add in business travel and productivity becomes a #1 goal. Each minute is scheduled, each task on a checklist, little to no room for error.
So imagine this dilemma: You’re out of the country for business, your team is in the U.S. and you have an unexpected need to have 20 copies of a book printed, bound and sent across the country – or even across the world. And of course, you have no time to do this. It might even be party invitations for your child’s birthday you didn’t have time to send out…and now you’re on a plane half-way around the world with the party planned for only one day after you get home.
The solution? Find someone to take care of this for you – without the need for long drawn-out instructions and lack of faith in it getting done.
Who could handle that, you ask? Personally, I ask my office assistant, FedEx Office®. They’ve been my “assistant” for a long time, and they keep offering me more and more capabilities to take
care of whatever I need on the road.
With FedEx Office® Print Online and a few minutes of my time, I can upload the documents to print (my book, birthday invitations, anything), select from a menu of choices on how to print, add any special features such as binding, tabs, etc., and poof! My document is scheduled for printing and shipping – anywhere in the world!
I uploaded the draft of my upcoming book and provided the easy instructions. I requested that my team would pick up some copies locally; others were to be shipped. Address and shipping instructions were also easy to provide.
With just five minutes of my time and my trusty FedEx Office assistant, the results were amazing:
· I requested this work while I was in Europe.
· I selected a print location near my team in Orlando for their easy pickup.
· I had multiple copies printed and bound, divided for pick-up and shipping.
· I paid for the order with my stored credit card information.
· A call was placed to my team telling them the books for pick-up were ready.
· Copies to be delivered were shipped throughout the globe.
· Tracking numbers were sent to me for easy tracking with my free FedEx® Mobile app.
All with just five minutes of my time!
Oh how I wish I could get my housework, grocery shopping and status reports done this easily!
To learn more about this major time-saver – whether you’re a small business, big business or a mom trying to get your child’s birthday invites out from 5,000 miles away – check out the FedEx Small Business Center or FedEx Office Print Online web page.
Now that’s being Smart Women Travelers!
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Blogger Carol Margolis is being compensated by FedEx Office to share her advice on the Out of Office blog. You can learn more about Carol by visiting SmartWomenTravelers.com and PearlsofTravelWisdom.com.