FedEx launches new initiatives to provide e-commerce support for small and medium businesses

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FedEx has announced a new alliance with BigCommerce, an open SaaS (Software as a Service) e-commerce platform, to help small and medium businesses get up and running online fast and affordably.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many brick-and-mortar businesses have had to close their physical stores and are looking for ways to move their retail operations online. To help with this effort, FedEx and BigCommerce are collaborating on an offer for new BigCommerce customers consisting of four months of free service with BigCommerce and discounted FedEx shipping rates.

FedEx and BigCommerce have also aligned to offer all BigCommerce customers access to FedEx shipping discounts. Known as the FedEx Advantage Program, it will give current small and medium businesses on BigCommerce access to FedEx e-commerce solutions, including competitive shipping discounts.

FedEx recently joined a coalition of more than 40 companies in Stand for Small powered by American Express. This new digital platform leverages the power of partnership to give small businesses access to meaningful support during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery efforts.

“As we all face the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, it’s even more important for small and medium businesses to be able to continue providing much-needed goods and services to their communities,” said Randy Scarborough, Vice President of Customer Engagement Marketing at FedEx. “FedEx understands that making shipping seamless for small businesses is an essential ingredient to success and to growth.”

FedEx continues to explore additional opportunities to assist small businesses and currently offers several helpful online resources to provide information and insights.

Source: FedEx