- 22 June 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
The customer-facing printing, packing and shipping division of FedEx, FedEx Office, is joining forces with Australia based online design platform Canva to create a digital design-to-print marketplace. This will make it easier for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to create the professionally printed materials as the global economy emerges out of lockdown.
The offering is in the US using the FedEx Office store network. Canva offers millions of images and illustrations to the user, which combined with a large range of templates and a drag and drop interface allows SMBs to create the printed material they need that suits their brands. These will now be printed at one of the 2,000 FedEx Office stores in the USA.
“Small and mid-sized businesses across the nation are working to reopen their doors, and we are here to help them at a time when they have limited resources and a significant challenge to reconnect with their customers,” said FedEx Office EVP and Chief Operating Officer Kim Dixon. “We understand what they need, and we are uniquely capable of providing both custom materials and ready-to-print signs and graphics that support their back to business plans.”
According to research from FedEx Office, one in five small businesses say that marketing and communications are one of the biggest challenges they have as they reopen. Those companies have new print needs thanks to policies changing to meet the health and safety of customers and employees. However, many only have limited budgets.
“We’re thrilled to bring the power and simplicity of Canva to FedEx Office customers,” said Canva Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Cliff Obrecht.
“With Canva we set out to democratize design; this alliance combines the depth and variety of Canva’s design and content library with the reach and expertise in print of FedEx Office, to empower the community to create and communicate with ease.”