- 1 October 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Meeting demand for e-commerce exports, UK delivery company Yodel has partnered with international freight forwarder DG International to offer an end-to-end delivery service to more than 200 countries and territories.
Yodel now offers flexible overseas and air shipping solutions as well as customs expertise to UK e-commerce clients for parcels of up to 30kg.
Under the offer, shoppers will be able to track their parcels from the UK to their home country at every stage of the delivery via the Yodel website. Parcels will take 3-5 days to be delivered within Europe and 6-10 days in the rest of the world.
UK e-commerce exports are seeing strong growth, even as global internet penetration reached 59.8% worldwide in 2018 and is continuing to grow.
Duncan Lee, Yodel’s director of international business development, commented: “Amid talks of the growth of UK online shopping slowing down, we’re seeing an increased retailer focus on cross border sales to continue their expansion. Global internet penetration is increasing and our new International service has been designed to enable retailers to open their online stores up to emerging markets that they possibly hadn’t considered before, as well as those already established.
“The appetite is definitely there from overseas consumers and, with the current exchange rate, they are keen to buy from British retailers.”
James Appleby, managing director of DG International, added: “We are delighted to work in partnership with Yodel. With the spread of internet technology, the opportunities for retailers to enter new territories such as Israel and Saudi Arabia and offer customers a truly end to end service are really exciting. Cross-border distribution capability is a crucial component for UK e-commerce businesses, with consumers around the world expecting the same level of service as those based locally.”