Deutsche Post DHL Group announced their collaboration with Magento, the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovation, as Premier Partner for their shipping services.
The partnership enables DHL and Magento to offer a broad range of shipping services to e-commerce merchants, small and medium enterprises (SME), start-ups and online entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
A study by Gartner reports that only 15% of businesses in the MENA region have an online presence and 90% of online shopping involves product imports from outside the region. The study findings also illustrate the immense growth potential for e-commerce merchants and online retailers in the region. The study identifies reliable delivery system as one of the key areas that e-commerce players should focus on to drive business growth in MENA.
According to DHL Express MENA CEO Nour Suliman, they see tremendous potential in their partnership with Magento, given the shift in trend towards consumer markets, and the growing use of e-commerce channels by SME.
We look forward to providing online merchants on Magento platform with reliable and flexible shipping options to help them deliver exceptional customer experiences.’
John Pearson, DHL Express CEO Europe and Global Head of Commercial, said that simply put, Magento connects merchants and shoppers, while DHL connects shoppers with their goods.
Our collaboration will provide Magento merchants with industry-leading international shipping and value-added shipping features from DHL that easily and flexibly connect shoppers with their goods.’
Accepting the Magento partnership emphasises Deutsche Post DHL Group’s intention to be the leading global provider in e-commerce logistics. The group divisions comprise the most international company in the world, present in 220 countries and territories, allowing online merchants to leverage the group’s unsurpassed global reach to execute their e-commerce strategy.
Online retailers connected with the Magento platform will be able to select from a range of DHL shipping services, with the partnership expected to expand over time to include an increasing portfolio of parcel, express, freight and other logistics services provided by the different DHL divisions.