Enabling Global E-commerce For Filipino SMEs
eCFULFILL, a software company, offers a cloud-based e-commerce management system that enables SMEs to directly sell their products on several e-commerce platforms through one platform. This single-platform solution removes the many layers that businesses are required to go through before exporting and provides them with an easy and convenient route to expand globally.
This joint effort was kicked off in the last quarter of 2020, when FedEx, eCFULFILL, and the Department of Trade and Industry's Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) launched the Best from the Philippines campaign to invite local SMEs to expand their international footprint.
Philippine-made products have a unique value in the global market. Dried mangoes, virgin coconut oil, and even handmade accessories are just some of the items that have been successfully launched through eCFULFILL.
Unlocking market access
Factor and his team received grants and support which gave birth to eCFULFILL and they officially launched in February 2020, just a month before the COVID-19 lockdown. The solution proved valuable at a time when more than half of SMEs in the country had shut down while the remaining half switched to working remotely and began their move from physical to digital selling. The timing couldn’t be better.
The platform has since catapulted more than 50 Filipino Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to global marketplaces, opening up possibilities for them.
Moving Filipino MSMEs toward global possibilities
Filipino SMEs can look beyond local and introduce their products to more than 220 countries and territories through the extensive global network of FedEx. As eCFULFILL expands and opens up more opportunities for local businesses in other markets, our alliance will continue to spotlight homegrown businesses to international customers, propelling growth.
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