Yodel and DG International send parcels around the world

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Parcel carrier Yodel has partnered with freight forwarder DG International to launch a global outbound service for UK retailers.

The Yodel International service has been developed to provide home delivery services to over 200 countries and territories for parcels up to 30 kilograms.

With overseas road and air services and customs expertise, the service offers full customer support and end-to-end tracking via the Yodel website using a single reference number.

Transit times will vary from 3-5 days for European parcels and 6-10 days for the rest of the world.

Duncan Lee, director of international business development at Yodel says that with UK online shopping slowing down, there is an increased retailer focus on cross border sales.

He says: “Global internet penetration is increasing and our new international service has been designed to enable retailers to open their online stores up to emerging markets that they possibly hadn’t considered before, as well as those already established.”

James Appleby, managing director of DG International says: “With the spread of internet technology, the opportunities for retailers to enter new territories such as Israel and Saudi Arabia and offer customers a truly end to end service are really exciting. Cross-border distribution capability is a crucial component for UK e-commerce businesses, with consumers around the world expecting the same level of service as those based locally.”