DHL opens Sydney fulfilment centre for cross-border e-commerce

DHL Global Forwarding

DHL eCommerce has opened its Australian Fulfillment Center in Sydney to support ever-growing demand for cross-border e-commerce.

The company says the facility will provide Australian merchants with fast, flexible shipping that consolidates inventory management and last-mile delivery from Sydney to major cities and regional hubs around Australia.

The centre will allow Australian e-tailers to expand sales into markets like the US, Mexico, Hong Kong, India, and Europe with minimal onboarding time and hassle.

DHL eCommerce managing director Australia, Damien Sheehan says: “As demand rises, online retailers need to overcome the traditional problems associated with shipping orders Australia-wide – particularly the significant distances between major cities that they need to traverse – if they want to maintain their competitive edge.”

He adds: “The addition of our Australian Fulfillment Center gives our customers a far simpler, streamlined approach to managing inventory and last-mile deliveries, allowing them to focus squarely on satisfying their customers both during the check-out and shipment process.”

DHL eCommerce chief executive officer, Charles Brewer says: “E-commerce has gone borderless, and order fulfilment needs to do the same. Our Australian facility adds another node to our standardised global network of fulfilment centres, eliminating the need for e-commerce merchants to hunt for new logistics partners as they look to expand their global reach.”