It is a fact that everyone has been hit by the Coronavirus regardless of their size in the industry or how much bank balance they would have because the prolonged condition of this virus outbreak means that everything has come to a standstill. We also know that countries are making all their efforts to get the economy back on track. For this reason, China is said to be holding an online shopping festival which is aimed at boosting the small businesses since the shopping will make them empty their stocks and get funds that have been hard to come right now.
In the US as well, we are seeing major companies making effort along with the government to revive their economy. The latest report states that FedEx has pitched a lot of small businesses and offering them discounts on e-commerce as well as shipping in order to get the items moving from their backyards. Also known is that FedEx has partnered with a company called BigCommerce which is a competitor to the likes of WooCommerce and Shopify. Also known is that BigCommerce is offering 4 months of their service for free to all the small businesses hit by this outbreak and lockdown situation.
According to their announcement, they are offering “SMBs up to 40% off FedEx Ground and 50% off FedEx Express services – plus four months free on BigCommerce for new merchants”. FedEx also stated that they are proud and want “to make it easier for more businesses to move online quickly so they can stay connected to commerce and deliver for their customers.”
Now, it is known that e-commerce is the only solution right now to keep things moving because it is unlikely for businesses in retail to open anytime soon as there is no vaccine found for the virus and the cases keep on increasing every day.