- FedEx doubled down on its decision to continue to give NRA members discounts on Tuesday.
- “The NRA uses UPS and not FedEx,” for shipping from its online store, FedEx said in a statement to Business Insider.
- More than a dozen companies, including Hertz, United, and Delta, have cut ties with the NRA in recent days.
FedEx is doubling down on its NRA ties— and trying to shift the focus to one of its biggest rivals, UPS.
“The NRA uses UPS and not FedEx,” for shipping from its online store, FedEx said in a statement to Business Insider on Tuesday.
The UPS jab was part of a new statement from FedEx intended to “provide important, clarifying facts.” The NRA’s online store confirms that the association uses a combination of the US Postal Service and UPS to deliver products.
The newest FedEx statement reads: “First, the pricing program that is the focus of these concerns is not for the NRA itself – it is for American small businesses and consumers that are members of the association.”
Last week, in the wake of a shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, people on social media began to pressure companies that offer special deals to NRA members to cut ties with the gun-rights organization.
More than a dozen companies, including Hertz, United, and Delta, have cut ties with the NRA in recent days. However, FedEx has said it plans to continue to offer NRA members discounts.
“FedEx has never provided any donation or sponsorship to the NRA which is one of hundreds of alliance and association participants that serve more than one million customers,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday. “FedEx remains committed to all our customers and the pricing we provide them independent of their political affiliations and views.”
As FedEx has stayed loyal to the NRA, the boycott pressure has only increased, with customers saying that they would use UPS to ship products instead of FedEx.