Facebook users can now send FedEx packages without ever leaving the social network following the launch of the Ship to Friends Facebook application.

Ship to Friends allows Facebook users to ship by following these steps:

  • Click “start shipping.”
  • Fill in details on the package’s origin, destination, dimensions, and estimated weight.
  • Choose the speed of service (premium choice, best deal) and compare estimated rates.
  • Enter credit-card payment information via a secure platform.
  • Receive shipping labels via emailed PDF files and tracking numbers via email.

FedEx said Ship to Friends also provides a drop-down menu of Facebook friends and allows users to post messages on their friends’ timelines alerting them that a package has been shipped.

Ship to Friends is available via desktop and mobile.

FedEx Services Director of Marketing Charlie Ciaramitaro said:

From the introduction of tracking numbers to mobile shipping solutions, FedEx has a long legacy of industry-leading innovations that make the process of shipping and receiving simpler for our customers across the globe. With FedEx Ship to Friends, we’re connecting with customers in the networks and communities they enjoy, while positioning our company to maximize the transition to social commerce.

Readers: Would you like to see more service companies like FedEx provide Facebook applications that let you perform tasks without leaving the social network?