Ducks Unlimited and FedEx have formed a unique partnership with the goal of benefitting wildlife conservation and wetland management.

Matt Coffey, senior communications manager, said FedEx is now the official shipping company of DU.

As part of the collaboration, all merchandise shipped to DU events across the country will be shipped via FedEx, along with all other corporate freight and shipping needs across the DU enterprise.

He said the partnership is a unique niche for Ducks Unlimited because the organization is required to ship merchandise from their headquarters in Tennessee to chapters across the country.

“There are certain items for the banquet packages for our events that comes directly from our warehouse here in Tennessee,” Coffey said. “This partnership helps us with keeping our shipping costs low and that in turn allows us to put more money into conservation on the ground for future generations. It’s definitely a unique partnership and one that we’re very proud of.”

He said FedEx’s support will contribute greatly to DU’s fundraising efforts by helping to ensure on-time delivery nationwide.

Both FedEx and DU have their headquarters located in Memphis, Tennessee.

Coffey said members of DU can also receive a discount when using FedEx services.

Through the FedEx Advantage Program, DU members receive a discount on select FedEx services. Members can save up to 20 percent off select FedEx Express services and up to 10 percent off select FedEx Ground services.

Members can sign up or convert their existing FedEx account by completing an online enrollment form at enrolladvantage.fedex.com/7848/ or by calling 800-475-6708.