Saturday, July 30, 2016

DHL STEPS UP INVESTMENT IN U.S. E-COMMERCE

L Announces $137 Million Investment Plan in U.S. E-Commerce Infrastructure and Services

  • Deutsche Post DHL Group exploits booming U.S. e-commerce business
  • DHL eCommerce significantly expands capabilities for the worldwide cross-border e-commerce market, reaching $1 trillion by 2020
  • Renowned German soccer club FC Bayern Munich welcomes the Group’s increasing logistics service capabilities in North America
DHL is expanding its e-commerce capabilities in the U.S. where the online market is expected to grow rapidly between now and 2020. (Photo: Business Wire)
DHL is expanding its e-commerce capabilities in the U.S. where the online market is expected to grow rapidly between now and 2020. (Photo: Business Wire)

CHICAGO--()--Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading logistics provider, today announced a $137 million investment plan for the U.S. domestic and cross-border e-commerce market. The Group’s objective is to exploit the global B2C e-commerce market for shipments crossing borders which is expected to grow from $400 billion today to a total global volume of $1 trillion in 20201. Since U.S. online merchants take the leading role in selling internationally, DHL eCommerce will make substantial investments in the United States in the next years and expand its capabilities to serve businesses selling abroad significantly. The announcement was made in conjunction with the DHL eCommerce and DHL Supply Chain divisions further implementing regionalized fulfillment centers in Los Angeles, Columbus, Ohio, and New Jersey, significantly increasing the companies’ order fulfillment capabilities in North America collaboratively.