- 15 November 2018
- Transport / Logistics Services
In order to help Singapore customers ship worldwide more easily, DHL eCommerce has teamed up with the e-commerce platform Shopify. The partnership is developing a plugin to enable this to happen.
Singapore is a great place to start out on a project like this. More than 60% of Singapore online merchants sell their goods internationally via Shopify, and with international e-commerce growing strongly, the DHL eCommerce plugin is set to make this a lot easier.
“Cross border e-commerce continues to grow exponentially and this is apparent from the borderless buying behavior of online shoppers,” explains Senthil Kumar, Managing Director, DHL eCommerce Singapore. “70% of online buyers made a purchase from a foreign site in 2017, up 6% from the year before and this trend is expected to continue. To deliver to buyers across borders, sellers need simple and seamless shipping solutions to manage their orders and deliver to their customers worldwide. By building tools for global shippers on Shopify, we’re making it easy to satisfy this exact requirement,” he continues.
The new system will virtually automate the shipping process and by printing postage labels and tracking reference codes. This is done seamlessly on the Shopify platform.
Arun Verma, Country Manager, Shopify Singapore comments: “Shopify understands the dynamics of e-commerce, where requirements of sellers and buyers are evolving faster than ever. To ensure our merchants are keeping pace, we are working with DHL, a key driver of the global e-commerce ecosystem. The DHL eCommerce plugin, combined with the special rates for new Shopify merchants, will help retailers and brands on our platform ship with ease so they can devote more time to selling.”