DHL eCOMMERCE EXPANDS PRESENCE IN SOUTH CHINA TO FURTHER BOOST CHINA’S BOOMING CROSS-BORDER E-COMMERCE INDUSTRY

Press Release: Xiamen 03/24/2017


Expands capabilities in Fujian to offer simple and affordable cross-border shipping solutions to connect Chinese merchants to over 220 countries and territories across the world
 
DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced plans to further increase its presence in South China through the introduction of its e-commerce logistics services in the Fujian province. To meet the increasing demand, the company also announced the expansion of its Shenzhen Distribution Center and Hong Kong Distribution Center to manage a capacity of 81 million shipments a year. 
 
China‘s booming cross-border e-commerce market, estimated to be worth $839 billion by 2021, is expected to dominate 40% of the global market share ( Statista). The growth momentum in southern China is particularly strong - cross-border e-commerce transactions in Fujian grew a robust 42% to a total value of $28.1 billion, which accounted for 18.5% of the provincial outbound trade in 2015¹ ².
 
To enable merchants across South China to tap on the huge cross-border e-commerce opportunity and compete in the international market, DHL eCommerce will now provide greater convenience with pick-up service; easy IT integration of their inventory into the shipping process, as well as greater variety of simple and affordable cross-border shipping solutions to reach out to customers across the world. For high volume, low value e-commerce products, merchants can tap on DHL GM Packet and DHL GM Packet Plus as affordable options with 4-10 days transit time. In addition, with the U.S., the U.K., Australia and Israel as popular e-commerce outbound markets for China, DHL eCommerce also offers DHL Parcel International Direct delivery services to these particular destinations with professional clearance services backed by DHL’s excellent track record with 5-7 days transit time. 
 
For easy integration from order management to the shipment process, merchants will be able to tap on DHL eCommerce’s Customer Web Portal for IT integration with marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, AliExpress and Wish.com, or their preferred portal platform with easy API integration with the help of DHL eCommerce, for a seamless offline to online logistics coordination. 
 
“With exports expected to make up 75% of China’s e-commerce turnover three years from now, a strong and reliable logistics framework has to be set in place to meet growing needs,” said Zhi Zheng, Managing Director, Greater China, DHL eCommerce. “Manufacturing and export hubs like Fujian will be the center stage of all future growth of e-commerce exports in China. DHL’s expertise in international shipping and fulfillment, along with our global network and strong e-commerce expertise will play a fundamental role in connecting China’s e-tailers with online markets across the world.” 
 
DHL eCommerce, known for its expertise in international cross-border shipping, fulfillment, and customs clearance, is well positioned to support cross-border Business-to-Consumer (B2C), Business-to-Business-to-Consumer (B2B2C) trade, as well as Manufacturer-to-Consumer (M2C) trade, which would be a boon to Fujian’s top-performing industries – clothing, shoes and textiles.
 
“We are expanding our presence in South China to better service merchants here, and provide them with the opportunity to tap on the massive cross-border opportunity. This underpins our growth strategy for South China where we will focus on growing our outbound e-commerce trade and continue to expand our offerings across Tier 2 and 3 cities,” said Zheng.
 
“Developments like the creation of the Fujian Free Trade Zone as well local initiatives such as the Xiamen Customs’ ‘Internet plus Self Declaration reform’ herald very exciting times for Fujian. This inclusiveness will undoubtedly result in an upward trend for cross-border e-commerce growth. Our increased focus in South China, along with expansion plans for the Shenzhen Distribution Center this year are exciting steps that we are undertaking to further accelerate the immense growth potential and capability of the Southern China cross-border e-commerce region,” said Boris Cheng, Managing Director, South China and Hong Kong, DHL eCommerce. 
 
“These efforts, in addition to the continued integration of DHL’s network into the Belt and Road initiative are paramount to connecting China’s retailers and businesses to a global integrated network. We’re literally bringing the world to their doorstep.” 
 
DHL eCommerce is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, established in 2014 as part of the Group’s growing focus in e-commerce logistics solutions. Along with its sister divisions DHL Express, DHL Supply Chain and DHL Global Forwarding in China, the Group offers end-to-end solutions for e-commerce retailers. This includes cross-border shipping with a premium offering from DHL Express and affordable solutions from DHL eCommerce; fulfillment solutions through DHL eCommerce and DHL Supply Chain; and air/sea/road/rail freight solutions from DHL Global Forwarding. 

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