March 15, 2018

475 Switches from FedEx to UPS and USPS

For years, FedEx has been the default shipping method used on foursevenfive.com, as of this week 475 will discontinue using FedEx in the US, wherever possible. Like our outspoken opinions on building industry support of petroleum products, our approach to FedEx is, “less is best”. What does this mean for you, our customers?

First, you can expect that same expedited delivery service and customer support. The delivery times from our warehouses closely match those we had with FedEx – with a very few exceptions. See the UPS delivery map in the United States on our Shipping Page. If you have any questions or concerns about this service let us know.

Second, you can know that the same impulses that caused us to start 475 in the first place, to make a better world for our children and future generations, are driving this decision. While reducing carbon emissions is an existential imperative – so too is eliminating the American scourge of completely preventable mass murders with weapons designed for war.

Today, America stands with nations like Somalia, which make it easy to acquire weapons of war in the world. Arming US citizens with semi-automatic weapons is not a result of a vote or even popular opinion, but allowed by politicians whose opinions are bought and coerced by the National Rifle Association. The same way an individual building project can fight fossil fuel interests, individual companies are now asked to stand up and refuse to engage with those who prioritize unfettered gun sales over common sense.

Consequently, FedEx’s corporate support for the NRA’s extremist, deadly, and socially destructive positions deserve to be fought. Hence we will not willfully use or fund companies that counteract our values and compromise our planet and people’s overall well being.

We appreciate your understanding and hope you join us to make a more sustainable, peaceful planet possible.

Sincerely,
The 475 Team

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8 Responses to 475 Switches from FedEx to UPS and USPS

  1. Brian March 20, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    I LOVE this! Kudos to you for taking a stand! Another reason you guys are awesome!

  2. Oleg Slivinsky March 20, 2018 at 11:37 am #

    Your action make perfect sense to me. Presently we do not have a voice that politicians are in tune to. Vast majority of them are responding to where money is coming form. So the only way to be heard is to use our own money to reward business that share our values and punish business that do not. I am 100% behind your effort.

    Thank you

  3. Gordon March 20, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    An armed citizenry is the only defense against mass murder by government. Scholars debate how many tens of MILLIONS of innocent, unarmed people were killed by the Soviet government during Stalin’s time alone.

    Never trust anyone who wants to disarm you.

    Next time I have $1600 to spend on Lunos fans, as I just did two weeks ago, I hope another supplier will be available.

    • Doug March 20, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

      The purpose of government is to protect the people. Protection from outside military forces, protection from big corporations as well as keeping people safe in their daily lives. If you don’t think our government is able to protect you then you either need to vote someone into office who can or run for office yourself. A gun will be useless when the laws are changed against you and you find yourself in a jail cell. If you don’t think so ask a black man.

  4. Mike Perik March 20, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    While this is not the place to debate this issue, and don’t be mistaken, there is much more to this issue then is stated here, be assured that those with a differing view have the same opportunity to not willfully use or fund companies that counteract our values and compromise our planet and people’s overall well being.

  5. John Pimental March 20, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

    Kudos guys!

  6. Ed Dooley March 21, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    Thanks for taking a stand!

  7. John March 26, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

    Why did you have to throw out politics… it didn’t belong here! I had your site bookmarked as I have been researching an energy refit on my house. I don’t care for boycotts but since you feel the that is the best way to make your opinion know, I am out. Seriously, thanks for being so divisive. You are so woke.

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