FedEx Express and theDesk Powering Hong Kong Start-Ups and Small and Medium Businesses to Go Global
The new alliance program offers theDesk members exclusive shipping discounts and dedicated support to help SMEs capture global business opportunities
HONG KONG SAR, China, September 14, 2020 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, and theDesk, a pioneer in the co-working industry in Hong Kong, announced a new alliance program to power up start-ups and the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) community. By offering discounted shipping rates and other dedicated support from FedEx to members of theDesk in Hong Kong, the alliance program aims to support the SME community in capturing business opportunities across the globe.
Through this program, theDesk members will enjoy exclusive discounts if they ship with FedEx, with up to 40% off when they register on fedex.com using a promotion code. In addition, theDesk members will also have access to dedicated support from the FedEx sales team on account setup and other shipping inquiries for a hassle-free experience. Customized shipping solutions will be available to theDesk members upon request to meet their logistics needs.
“SMEs and start-ups are the backbone and future of our economy. We are excited to collaborate with theDesk to support the recovery and growth of local businesses and connect them to new opportunities and markets via our global network, especially in this COVID-19 environment,” said Anthony Leung, managing director, FedEx Express Hong Kong and Macau. “We hope the alliance will help businesses, especially SMEs and start-ups, increase their competitiveness in the global marketplace, enabling them to focus on growth, while we take care of their logistics needs.”
“We believe our alliance with FedEx demonstrates how leveraging different expertise in our community is one of the fundamental factors for small businesses to succeed,” said Thomas Hui,
CEO and co-founder of theDesk. “One of the most common pain points of SMEs and start-ups is the lack of resources and expertise in their business functions and operations. With FedEx joining our community, we have a reliable one-stop service catering for the logistics needs of SMEs and start-ups, so they can continue to keep their focus on developing their core businesses.”