DHL Express and Vinculum Solutions team up for GCC cross border e-commerce

DHL Express and Vinculum Solutions team up for GCC cross border e-commerce
Central thinking: new hub will serve the EEMEA region.
Published: 24 April 2019 - 5:32 a.m.
By: Logistics Middle East Staff

DHL Express has partnered with Vinculum Solutions, a leader in omnichannel retailing, to simplify cross border e-commerce solutions for online brands and retailers in the MENA region.

This will enable local e-commerce retail providers to grow their businesses by extending their reach to overseas markets through a simple, dynamic and effective solution with the potential to build an international consumer base.

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Domestic, locally-based e-commerce online retailers will now be able to sell their goods globally through Vinculum’s flagship eRetail solutions and DHL’s network of cross border delivery services.

This partnership comes at a time when cross border e-commerce is on the rise, with reports indicating that the market is expected to grow three-fold by 2022.

“The surge in e-commerce is driving brands to explore new markets, but many find their operations hindered due to challenges within the cross border delivery journey which is where DHL can provide effective solutions,” said DHL Express CEO, Middle East and North Africa, Nour Suliman.

“Our partnership with Vinculum Solutions will make it simple for online retailers to enter new international markets with a fulfilment partner to support. This will be a tremendous boost for locally established companies looking to take their product offering global,” he added.

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Venkat Nott, founder & CEO, Vinculum Solutions, said: “We are pleased to partner with DHL Express to work with online retailers in the MENA region and help them tap into the cross border opportunity.”

“This is a chance for global brands and retailers to enter new global markets, and for high growth brands and retailers in the UAE to sell internationally,” he added. “We believe that this partnership will be tremendously beneficial for the business and ecommerce landscape in the MENA region, especially for SMEs.”

This strategic partnership will further establish DHL Express in the cross-border e-commerce space in the MENA region.

DHL currently has 261 service centres and service points across 16 countries in the region and employs over 4,400 employees across the Middle East.

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