DHL eCommerce Opens New Distribution Center in Melbourne
Deutsche Post DHL Group subsidiary DHL eCommerce recently announced the opening of their new distribution center in Melbourne Australia. This new facility has been opened to support the continuing growth of e-commerce exports out of Australia.
The new center is co-located with the DHL Global Forwarding Tullamarine facility and will support e-commerce exports from Australia to popular destinations such as China, U.S., UK, Germany, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, taking advantage of the DHL’s networks and routes to increase cost efficiency for their customers.
DHL eCommerce CEO, Charles Brewer said, “Two significant trends are influencing global trade: the increasing adoption of e-commerce and the prominent role of logistics networks in shaping trade. In this changing environment, Australian consumer goods companies have an excellent opportunity to grow export markets with e-commerce continuing to grow as a strong channel.”
He further added, “Logistics plays a key role in enabling trade and DHL is investing in our presence in Australia to ensure we are well-positioned to support businesses to capture the cross-border e-commerce opportunity.
The main focus for the Melbourne distribution center will be e-commerce exports weighing up to 2kg shipped to over 220 countries, along with up to 20kg to popular e-commerce destinations. e-commerce sellers will now have the opportunity to reach into new international markets.
Managing Director for DHL eCommerce Australia, Denise McGrouther said, “The ‘Made in Australia’ brand is highly recognized and widely trusted internationally. E-commerce is a strong and growing channel with 78% of Australian exporter’s already generating orders from online channels,”
“Besides selling directly to consumers, cross-border e-commerce will also be supported by e-commerce platforms and marketplaces which provide specialized services that enable online selling. We work very closely with e-commerce platforms, marketplaces and direct customers to help Australian sellers internationalize their products by making logistics as easy and affordable as possible.”
Ms. McGrouther added, “In addition, new operating models are needed to allow businesses to optimize operations and costs while fulfilling orders to their consumers fast. Businesses are increasingly ‘drop shippers’ and can use our pay-per-use, scalable fulfilment services to store their inventory closer to the end consumer. Through DHL Supply Chain’s extensive footprint of warehousing facilities globally, we have one of the largest networks available to enable businesses to win in this exciting e-commerce opportunity.”
DHL and their various divisions have been active in Australia since 1972.