DHL eCommerce has opened a new distribution centre in Delhi to create opportunities for cross border e-commerce, as part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s plan to invest in €250 million in India by 2020.
The Delhi distribution centre forms a vital component to enable end-to-end logistics for e-commerce, allowing e-tailers to reach out to customers globally and enable quick fulfilment of orders at all times to popular destinations such as the US and Europe, further enhancing DHL’s existing logistics infrastructure in India, helping boost India’s e-commerce industry.
DHL eCommerce says the distribution centre provides e-tailers with its extensive services for the e-commerce industry, such as Packet and Packet Plus enabling economical shipments worldwide, and DHL Parcel International Direct, offering favourable transit times from four to seven days for shipments to the US, UK and Australia.
DHL eCommerce Asia Pacific chief executive officer, Malcolm Monteiro says: “India has been identified as a key market for DPDHL Group and we’re leveraging our experience and successes globally and customising our services to meet the needs of the India market. We’re confident that our new cross-border solutions will provide an added boost to the growing e-commerce industry in India.”
DHL eCommerce India country director, Suraj Bangera adds: “India’s booming e-commerce market, coupled with the government’s implementation of GST and greater ease of claiming benefits like MEIS for cross-border shipments, has made e-commerce exports more attractive and business-friendly than ever before. We are positive of the growth and are hugely committed to enable Indian e-tailers to fully capitalise this exciting e-commerce market.”