Kuala Lumpur, 21 August 2019 –
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (Bernama) — Logistics and e-commerce solutions provider, UrbanFox, will expand its operations to Malaysia following its appointment as a Cross-Border e-Commerce Initiative Partner in the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), an initiative of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
In a joint statement, UrbanFox and MDEC said both companies would work closely to enhance the export competitiveness of Malaysian small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) by enabling them to scale their businesses online and across the region.
“As part of its expansion to Malaysia, UrbanFox will replicate its digitally-enabled omnichannel logistics warehouse designed to deliver the company’s unique omnichannel logistics solution, and serve both domestic and regional markets.
“Brands that have signed up to tap into UrbanFox’s planned 133,000 square feet omnichannel warehouse include Clarks, Mothercare as well as a host of other infant care brands. UrbanFox will also be opening a corporate office in Selangor to better support brands in Malaysia,” they said.
UrbanFox would make it simpler for Malaysian brands to sell their products through multiple popular Business-to-Consumer (B2C) e-marketplaces, including Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10, via a single proprietary platform which enables brands to rapidly “plug and play” e-commerce capabilities.
MDEC chief operating officer Datuk Ng Wan Peng said she welcomed UrbanFox’s participation in the DFTZ initiative and this partnership would further widen Malaysia’s Digital Economy ecosystem.
Meanwhile, UrbanFox managing director, Joe Choa said the ambition and commitment of the Malaysian government to accelerate eCommerce growth had transformed the country into an attractive destination for e-commerce enablers like UrbanFox.
“We look forward to being a part of Malaysia’s Digital Economy journey,” he added.
UrbanFox offers a comprehensive suite of omnichannel logistics and multi-channel commerce solutions. A subsidiary of Keppel Logistics, UrbanFox leverages Keppel’s establish and extensive network to provide services spanning:
• Channel Management – enabling brands to tap into multiple e-commerce channels and integrate e-marketplaces such as Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10
• Omnichannel Logistics – providing end-to-end fulfilment services, from one-stop B2B and B2C warehousing solutions to real-time inventory management and more
• Last-Mile Delivery – providing a combination of owned and crowdsourced delivery partners to cater to the diverse delivery needs of businesses
Working with more than 500 brands, UrbanFox’s customers span a wide range of industries from food to fashion.
UrbanFox was founded in 2009 as Courex, a B2C last-mile fulfilment start-up. It was rebranded as UrbanFox following the acquisition by Keppel Logistics.
Find more information about how UrbanFox is shaping the future of logistics at https://www.urbanfox.asia.
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OPRG Singapore for UrbanFox
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Phone: +65 8138 8887 / +65 9150 6293