More Choice And Better Value: Online Shoppers Look To Cost And Reliability For Cross-Border Shipping
At FedEx, SMEs and e-tailers have every choice to suit their diverse shipping need, from overnight express to deferred delivery.
For businesses, not opting for the fastest service means you can get better deals on shipping. More and more, consumers are choosing for their items to be received later too. Waiting to consolidate orders – and making the ‘last-mile’ more sustainable - is also less impactful on the environment.
A trend of deferred deliveries
During this challenging economic climate, SMEs and businesses across the world are observing a trend of customers choosing slower transits. SMEs are looking at ways to streamline spending and we are listening to your ever-evolving needs.
At FedEx, we’ve responded to this readjusted world with the resumption of our FedEx International Economy® service .
From May 2, 2023, FedEx International Economy® services will be reinstated from Asia Pacific markets to 170 markets and territories worldwide. This is welcome news for businesses who are looking for flexibility and choice when moving goods around the globe. Plus, SMEs will be able to ship less time-sensitive shipments at an economic rate - while still benefiting from the reliability.
Whether you’re sending small, big, express, or less urgent shipments, your needs might evolve as your business grows or moves in a new direction. As customer demographics or priority markets shift for your business, it’s good to stack your options.
This goes hand-in-hand with other efficiencies that businesses have adopted today. For example, moving from just-in-time to just-in-case delivery – where SMEs diversify their supplier network to plan disruption contingencies. Businesses have also seen increasing digital adoption as a result of the pandemic, when the world moved rapidly online.
More choice, more convenience
SMEs can now ship straight from an app on their phone, monitor deliveries via WhatsApp, or handle customs clearance paperwork digitally. The move from the analogue world to a paperless digital environment also benefits the environment.
- FedEx International First®: Wake up to absolute certainty with our early-day international delivery to key global markets
- FedEx International Priority Express®: Cross-border shipments delivered by 10:30 or noon in 1 to 2 business days to major markets
- FedEx International Priority®: Overseas delivery by end-of-day - typically in 1 to 2 business days depending on destination
- FedEx International Connect Plus®: A day-definite e-commerce shipping service combining competitive speed with attractive prices
- FedEx International Economy®: Save when shipping less time-sensitive international shipments with our reliable door-to-door customs-cleared service, in 2 to 5 business days
Whatever the speed of delivery, time of day of arrival or price point, there's now an option for it. With more possibilities on the table, resource-lean businesses just starting to expand overseas can optimize their shipping strategies. With more choice and convenience at hand, businesses can focus their energy on enhancing other areas of the business, from talent retention to sustainable operations to digitalization.
One thing’s for sure, small businesses today are multi-tasking more than ever. Logistics is an essential piece of the puzzle. With that in place, SMEs can enjoy greater peace of mind as they forge ahead, grow and expand.
To find out more about our International Economy® service, head here.
You can also use our Rating Tool to calculate shipping rates online in seconds and determine the best service for your business needs.
PreviousFemale Solopreneurs In India Are Bouncing Back
NextHow We Impacted Over 50 Million People Ahead Of Our 50th Birthday