FedEx Expands Program To Enable Faster, Cost-Effective Exporting For Small- and Medium-Size Companies
MIAMI – March 28, 2006 – FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), has expanded its FedEx PyMEx Membership Program to help small- and medium-size businesses in six Latin American countries join the region’s growing export market and become more competitive players in the global marketplace.
The PyMEx program now will offer a comprehensive suite of services and tools to meet the needs of small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) on a specific, country-by-country basis in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, in conjunction with local government agencies and industry associations.
“Helping small and medium-sized companies become stronger and more competitive exporters is a priority for FedEx,” says Juan N. Cento, president,
Education on international commerce is a key element of the FedEx PyMEx Membership Program and includes export seminars and practical workshops throughout the region. The seminars feature subject matter experts in local export issues, new shipping technologies, distribution and cost-saving strategies. To date, dozens of seminars have been conducted throughout the region.
FedEx is also rolling out country-specific Web sites dedicated to the SMB segment. In
The FedEx PyMEx Membership Program also provides businesses with feasibility and competitiveness assessments, expert assistance with logistics and updated information about customs regulations. A suite of e-commerce tools is also available at no cost on www.fedex.com, providing critical information to assist SMBs with the exporting process.
The program also highlights the FedEx Packaging Lab in