DHL is expanding its e-commerce fulfilment services with a global fulfilment platform and new distribution centres in the UK, Americas and South East Asia.
The new IT platform provides access to a network of fulfilment centres and is closely integrated with DHL’s shipping capabilities.
The new UK centre is at Radlett near the junction of the M1 and M25. The 6,500m site is designed to offer same-day processing for the greater London area.
DHL is also working on the expansion of its fulfilment centres across other European markets, like the Netherlands, Poland or Switzerland. There are existing fulfilment centres in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Australia and Germany. The plan is to expand the network further in the future.
The new IT platform allows gives online retailers with access to all of these e-commerce regions from a single source. This ensures secure data synchronization as well as an easy connection to new business locations or regions since a reintegration is no longer required.
“Without seamless and reliable logistics processes, the current e-commerce boom would be inconceivable. 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,” says Jürgen Gerdes, chief executive of the Post – eCommerce – Parcel division at Deutsche Post DHL.