FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced a new alliance with eBay, a leading e-commerce marketplace platform for fast-growing and established brands worldwide. eBay sellers in the Asia Pacific region can now sign up for a FedEx account and access the full spectrum of FedEx e-commerce delivery service options at competitive rates.
Marketplace sales account for 67% of e-commerce globally, with the Asia Pacific e-commerce market expected to grow by about 14% annually, reaching US $352.68 trillion by 2030. This collaboration will help propel e-merchants – especially small business owners – amidst booming e-commerce in the region, driven by consumers’ changing behaviours toward shopping online, accelerated by the pandemic.
“E-commerce has become the new growth engine behind the APAC economy. Therefore, logistics services providers like FedEx play a critical role in helping e-commerce businesses deliver seamless customer experiences from online to the physical world,” said Kawal Preet, president of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) at FedEx Express. “We’re thrilled about this collaboration with eBay that enables easier access to more markets through our international logistics services. In addition, by providing international shipping solutions at highly competitive rates, we are helping eBay sellers make the most out of our premium services and products as they continue expanding overseas.”
“eBay has been driving retail export in the region and enabling our sellers to grow their business via our global marketplace,” said Vidmay Naini, Regional General Manager for India and Southeast Asia, eBay International Cross Border Trade. “Shipping is a critical component of the cross-border e-commerce ecosystem. Teaming up with FedEx, one of the world’s most well-respected e-commerce transportation and logistics carriers, gives our sellers access to a unique set of capabilities and rates, ultimately enabling them to provide their global customers with a retail-standard buyer experience.”
The collaboration reflects the latest effort to strengthen FedEx’s leadership in the e-commerce ecosystem through strategic collaborations with leading marketplaces and technology providers. To date, FedEx has integrated with more than 17 marketplace providers, including BigCommerce, an open SaaS e-commerce platform, allowing hundreds of thousands of e-tailers across Asia Pacific direct access to FedEx services, using their FedEx account number to manage shipments and grow their cross-border e-commerce business.
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