DHL eCommerce is to increase its Southern China presence by introducing its e-commerce logistics services in Fujian province and expanding its Shenzhen and Hong Kong distribution centres.
China’s cross border e-commerce market is expected to make up 40 per cent of the global market share by 2021 and be worth $839 million.
Southern China has been very strong with transactions growing 42 per cent to $28.1 billion in 2015, and DHL eCommerce is providing merchants with pick-up services, easy IT integration of their inventory into the shipping process, and a variety of cross border solutions.
DHL says merchants can use DHL GM Packet and DHL GM Packet Plus as affordable options with 4-10 day transit times for high volume, low value products, and DHL Parcel International Direct for popular destinations including the US and UK with professional clearance services and a 5-7 day transit time.
DHL eCommerce managing director China, Zhi Zheng says: “Manufacturing and export hubs like Fujian will be the centre 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 managing director South China and Hong Kong, Boris Cheng says these are exciting times for Fujian with developments including the creation of the Fujian Free Trade Zone and local initiatives like the Xiamen Customs’ ‘Internet plus Self Declaration reform’.
He says: “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.”