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DHL launches new global fulfilment platform

DHL Parcel and DHL eCommerce have launched a global fulfilment platform and new fulfilment centres in the UK, Americas and Southeast Asia.

The new IT platform provides seamless access to a network of fulfilment centres and is closely integrated with DHL’s shipping capabilities. “Without seamless and reliable logistics processes, the current e-commerce boom would be inconceivable,” said Jürgen Gerdes, CEO of the post – ecommerce – parcel division at Deutsche Post DHL Group.

“The physical storage of ordered goods, their picking and packaging, the global shipping and delivery to the end-user’s front door or desired address – we now offer all of this in even more markets and from one single source,” he said. “By further internationalizing our fulfilment portfolio we will be able to do even more to help online retailers tap into new regions and benefit from the global e-commerce boom.”

The company has existing fulfilment centres in the US, Mexico, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Germany, and now in the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia and will expand these further in the future.

The latest new site is a 6,500 sq m site in Radlett near London and offers great potential for same-day processing for the Greater London area. DHL is already working on the expansion of its fulfilment centres across other European markets, like the Netherlands, Poland or Switzerland.

The new IT platform means that retailers can access all regions from a single source. This ensures simple and secure data synchronization as well as an easy connection to new business locations or regions since a reintegration is no longer required. “Online retailers don’t have to look for new logistics partners anymore if they want to expand their international reach,” said Gerdes.. By directly integrating the new DHL solution into their online store the retailer can access different reporting options in real time and view current order data, for example, or the stock of individual products.

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