DHL signs new agreement with Borderlinx to improve global e-commerce
DHL delivery partnership enables consumers overseas to shop from any U.S. internet retailerPlantation Florida, 04/21/2008, 11:30 AM CEST
DHL today announced a new five-year agreement with Borderlinx, a U.K.-based provider of cross-border e-commerce solutions.
The new agreement between DHL and Borderlinx gives shoppers outside the U.S. the ability to order product from any U.S. Internet retailer. The Borderlinx solution also provides simple access to a global marketplace for US internet retailers who have previously only offered delivery within the U.S. marketplace.
U.S. Internet retailers can integrate directly with Borderlinx to make their products immediately available to the international marketplace. Borderlinx provides internet merchants with payment solutions, order fulfillment and DHL delivery services for product delivery to any of the 225 countries and territories served by DHL.
All purchases are sent to and stored at DHL's primary air and ground hub in Ohio until the customer requests delivery. One consolidated delivery of purchases saves consumers significantly on import fees, duties and transportation charges.
DHL Solutions will provide warehousing and fulfillment services
"With the proven global network of DHL, we can now offer our U.S.-based retailers and consumers around the world the best option for express delivery service for their international orders," said Neill O' Sullivan, founder of Borderlinx.
DHL Solutions will provide full-service warehousing and fulfillment services including product storage, picking, packaging and consolidation of customer product for Borderlinx at the DHL hub in Wilmington, Ohio. Hosting operations on-site at the DHL hub in Wilmington, Ohio allows for direct access to international flights and late cutoff times. DHL's logistics solutions will scale to adjust to retail cycles throughout the year.
"Today, only a small percentage of the top 500 U.S. Internet retailers ship internationally, "said Marc Blouin, Senior Vice President of DHL Solutions (USA), Inc. "This new partnership between DHL and Borderlinx opens the marketplace to hundreds of millions of customers that until now have not been able to purchase their products from U.S. Internet retailers."
"Many U.S. businesses are addressing the need for revenue improvements by reaching out beyond their borders, and require strong partnerships that address the complexities and requirements of global transportation," said Charles Brewer, Executive Vice President of Sales, for DHL.
"As a company with cross-border expertise serving over 225 countries and territories, DHL is the perfect partner to help Borderlinx's customers reach new markets quickly and reliably through the strongest global express transportation network in the industry."