Small and medium-sized businesses will be able to fulfill orders and track inventory with greater ease with the launch of FedEx Fulfillment, an eCommerce solution that enables merchants to complete orders from multiple channels, as well as manage inventory for their stores.
According to CNNTech, participating businesses will store their products at FedEx warehouses in the United States and Canada. Once a sale is made, FedEx will then package and ship the products in custom boxes with a brand’s logo (rather than with FedEx’s own logo). This puts FedEx in direct competition with Amazon, who has allowed third-party sellers to keep merchandise in its warehouses and then ships them for the seller once they’re purchased since 2000.
FedEx Fulfillment was created by FedEx Supply Chain, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and an industry-leading third-party logistics provider, according to a press release. FedEx Fulfillment is the latest solution from FedEx, giving business owners the ability to track items, manage inventory and analyze trends. It will also help merchants make more informed decisions about inventory through a better understanding of shoppers’ spending behaviors.
“FedEx Fulfillment is the latest in a series of offerings designed to help our customers succeed as eCommerce continues to grow,” said Carl Asmus, senior vice president of eCommerce at FedEx Express. “Moving goods efficiently and reliably is what we do best. By teaming up with FedEx Supply Chain and utilizing the world-renowned FedEx networks, customers can focus less on fulfillment and logistics challenges and more on growing their businesses.”
In addition to an easy returns process, FedEx Fulfillment also offers same-day fulfillment cutoff times and two-day ground shipping to the majority of the U.S. population.
“Online shoppers show deep-rooted loyalty to brands with fast shipments, easy returns, positive customer service experiences and flexible delivery options,” said Ryan Kelly, senior vice president of FedEx Supply Chain.