FedEx Express Launches Ship Site Program in India with Bangalore-based Printo
FedEx Express announced the launch of its Ship Site program in India — a business building alliance that offers increased access points for faster, easier and more convenient way to send shipments. The first alliance in the program is with Bangalore-based printing chain Printo. Through the partnership, customers will be given access to FedEx services at 12 high-street Printo locations in Bangalore. The launch of this Ship Site program with Printo comes as FedEx looks to increase its retail footprint in India.
“With the launch of our Ship Site program in India we are better placed to satisfy the growing needs of our retail customers. Our alliance with Printo will enable us to be present in 12 additional locations in Bangalore thus increasing our proximity to our customers. Printo's wide base of small business customers make the association an ideal fit for FedEx,” said Rakesh Shalia, MD, marketing, FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.
Customers can not only print their merchandise at Printo and ship it directly with FedEx, but can also use their nearest Printo outlet for all their additional shipping needs thanks to the availability of FedEx services. Printo and FedEx customers can ship to 220 countries and territories worldwide and to 880 key destinations within India.
“We are delighted to announce our alliance with FedEx Express. FedEx and Printo complement each other. With this alliance, we aim to provide additional convenience to our customers in their local neighborhood, empowering them to reach out to 880 locations within India and 220 countries worldwide. We are positive our customers will benefit by this association,” said Manish Sharma, CEO, Printo.
India's retail sector is worth US$ 350 billion and has a low organized retail penetration of five per cent to eight per cent. According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers, this is now growing at a compound annual growth rate of 15-20%. This growing retail sector offers increased opportunities thus positively impacting industries associated with it. The launch of the Ship Site program will not only help FedEx to further expand its retail footprint but will also provide the much needed convenience to customers who wish to copy, print and ship all under one roof.