Why Timing Matters: Thriving In Cross-Border Commerce With Time-Definite Delivery
Timing matters. For businesses and e-commerce players to thrive cross-border, global time-definite delivery is crucial.
For businesses – including SMEs making such products, navigating the complexities of cross-border supply chains has never been so vital in delivering essential components to keep assembly lines running. This is something that today’s chip-dependent auto makers know only too well, but applies equally to other high-tech growth sectors from electronics to pharmaceuticals. Delays compromise both productivity and profitability. When you’re aiming to win in cross-border commerce, timing matters.
As demand returns, it makes perfect sense for business owners to partner with capable logistics players who offer a range of time-definite services to match their exacting needs as well as the expectations of their customers. FedEx was built on the promise of offering time-definite delivery services nearly 50 years ago to fill the gap that neither postal services nor freight forwarders could offer. Fast forward to today, alongside the acceleration of global trade, express delivery services have evolved from the delivery of urgent documents to critical items like medicine and computer chips.
Services like FedEx International Priority® Express (IPE) cater to this growing demand for early-in-the-day delivery of time-sensitive shipments. Being able to receive products and critical components either by 10:30 am or noon from overseas suppliers means businesses can now improve their competitiveness in the marketplace.
When Friedman was writing his book, little did he anticipate that what he was describing would be further magnified by both a pandemic and the accelerating digital transformation it triggered. Today’s world is certainly much flatter as a result. To truly capitalize, businesses must strengthen their capabilities in both product and service offerings and consignment delivery. This requires access to more international express delivery options to give business partners more choice, greater flexibility, and extra reassurance when trading in Asia Pacific and beyond.
For more insights for small businesses on the growth opportunities in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, head here.
* The IPE solution is currently available in select markets in Asia, including Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, the United States, Canada and Europe.
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