FedEx Office, the printing, packing and shipping services subsidiary of FedEx, is partnering with online design company Canva to create a digital design-to-print marketplace. The partnership aims to make it easier for retailers to create professionally printed materials to help them get back to business quickly and safely.
More than 2,000 FedEx Office stores will now feature Canva’s image library and templates, which can be used to help retailers quickly design and print materials. Businesses also can use FedEx Office ready-to-print “We Are Open” storefront banners and new hours of operation posters, as well directional floor signage in English and Spanish.
Signage is particularly important during the pandemic: one in five small business owners said external marketing and communications are some of the major challenges they are facing as they look to reopen, according to a survey by FedEx Office. Additionally, more than 80% of shoppers want to know about changes a business has made to its operations as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, and 60% prefer to receive professionally printed mailers about changes to hours, policies and safety procedures.
“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 Kim Dixon, EVP and Chief Operating Officer at FedEx Office in a statement. “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.”