5 services for small businesses to prepare for the busy summer season

(BPT) - As warmer weather approaches, small businesses should start prepping for the busiest time of year. According to a study by IncFile, 38% of small business entrepreneurs said summer is the busiest season. Also, May is Small Business Month, so consumers will have small businesses in mind, increasing your potential revenue and workload.

You don't have to face the busy season alone. FedEx Office offers a variety of solutions for small businesses, adapts to your needs and supports you at every turn. Check out these five flexible services you can take advantage of this summer.

1. Notary services

Notarizing official documents like contracts and other critical documents for your business can help you reduce fraud, improve your record keeping, and improve your customer experience. FedEx Office has teamed up with NotarizeSM, an online notarization platform, to offer businesses and consumers a simple, smart, and safe way to legally notarize most of their documents online within minutes, 24/7.

2. Design services

If you need professional marketing materials but don't know where to start, FedEx Office has multiple options. Small businesses can access more than 8,000 free templates through FedEx Office's collaboration with Canva, an online one-stop design shop. For a more personalized experience, FedEx Office also offers in-store design services. Whether you have a design or theme in mind or need help getting started, you'll get personal support from your neighborhood FedEx Office store.

3. Signs and graphics

If you need signs, banners, posters or other graphic elements, you can design and print them all online or in-store through FedEx Office. They also offer industry-specific solutions, like the retail and hospitality sectors. This includes signage around health and safety protocols specific to COVID-19. You can request a consultation to create tailored solutions for your small business.

4. Printing and shipping

As the bread and butter of its business services, FedEx Office printing and shipping offerings provide you with simplicity and convenience. You can access its Print Online service from any device, anywhere, so you can quickly print documents, presentations, posters and more. You can also ship documents and packages using standard, express or international shipping options from your local FedEx Office locations. You can even have them handle the packing for you!

5. Direct mail

Do you need help reaching new customers? FedEx Office offers direct mail services for any budget. You can design direct mail campaigns in three easy steps using the online tools. Using geographic and demographic filters, you can search for your target prospects, design your materials and schedule your launch date.

FedEx Office has more than 2,200 locations, which means there's likely one in your neighborhood! To find a location near you and learn more about these and other small business services, visit Fedex.com.

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