As Asia becomes an ever more important ecommerce market for sellers in the west, moving and holding stock closer to shoppers is a keen need for retailers. So DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has opened a new Fulfillment Center in Hong Kong.
The FC is a one million square foot premises and will primarily provide overseas online retailers with shipping solutions integrating inbound freight, inventory and last-mile delivery. This will help merchants move into the Greater China market, as customs and regulatory regulations very often serve as major setbacks in running a smooth inbound cross-border clearance.
Zhi Zheng, MD at DHL eCommerce: “Consumer expectations for a quick and accurate delivery are the same across the world, and merchants must understand the importance of providing an outstanding delivery experience for their customers, in order to get them back to shopping on their website. Cross-border e-commerce is expected to grow to USD 1 trillion by 2020, and with approximately 40% of China’s online consumers buying foreign goods , linking foreign e-tailers with consumers in Greater China with an efficient fulfillment service is crucial.”