This week, we announced our strategic partnership with Yodel to allow UK retailers to target emerging markets and expand their current distribution around the world.
By joining forces to provide a streamlined global outbound service, UK retailers using Yodel now have access to a fast and efficient home delivery solution to 200 countries for packets and parcels up to 30kg. DG International is supplying Yodel with its extensive range of flexible global logistics solutions, including road and air freight, sortation and international customs expertise, meaning Yodel can now offer global customer service support and end-to-end tracking using a single reference number, ensuring accurate information at every stage of the shipment.
According to the We Are Social 2019 Global Digital Report, the number internet users has surged over the past year, with more than one million people coming online for the first time each day since January 2018. That’s an estimate of 4.39 billion internet users in 2019, an increase of 366 million (9%) versus January 2018. This presents a huge opportunity for UK online retailers; e-commerce sites have been steadily rising through the ranks of the most visited websites according to Alexa.
Speaking about the partnership, James Appleby, managing director at DG International says: “With the spread of cloud-based technology, the opportunities for retailers to enter new territories and offer customers a truly end-to-end service is really exciting. Looking to the future cross-border distribution is a crucial component for the growth of the UK e-commerce sector. With consumers around the world expecting the same level of service as those based locally, it’s vital to offer world-class services.”
Duncan Lee, Yodel’s director of international business development, adds: “Amid murmurs of UK online shopping slowing down, we’re seeing a shift in focus to cross-border selling. Global internet penetration is increasing, and our new worldwide service powered by DG International will enable retailers to open their offering to markets that they possibly hadn’t previously considered.”
FInd out more about the Yodel International service.