DHL and Shopee launch new partnership, enabling China sellers to easily access Thai consumers

October 19, 2018 - 06:39
DHL and Shopee launch new partnership, enabling China sellers to easily access Thai consumers

  • Excellent crossborder and domestic delivery solution provided by DHL eCommerce now integratedon Shopee platform in China

  •  Shopee sellers inChina will be able to use DHL to deliver to shoppers across Thailand more quicklyand reliably


SHANGHAI, CHINA  - Media OutReach- October 19, 2018 - DHL eCommerce, a division of the world's leading logisticscompany, Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), today announced a partnership inChina with Shopee, a leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Thepartnership enables sellers in China to access consumers nationwide in Thailand,with an expansion of the partnership to other Southeast Asian markets in thepipeline. The e-commerce sector of this region has tremendous potential with aCAGR of 32% between 2017 and 2025, and the market is expected to reach US$88 billion by 2025[1]. According to Statista, thee-commerce gross merchandise revenue in Thailand will exceed US$5 billion by2022, making it the second largest e-commerce market in Southeast Asia.



L-R: Zhi Zheng (MD of DHL eCommerce GreaterChina & North Asia) and Jianghong Liu (Head of Shopee Cross BordereCommerce)


"Direct selling to overseas consumers has never been easier and hasbecome a key growth driver for many businesses, with e-commerce as an easyplatform to enable international expansion. With logistics as a key enabler forcross-border retailing, we want to empower our customers to tap into this hugegrowth opportunity," says Zhi Zheng, Managing Director, DHL eCommerce GreaterChina & North Asia. "Over the past few years, we have witnessed extremelystrong growth of B2C parcels from China, mainly powered by e-commerce. We are pleasedto partner Shopee to enable Chinese sellers to easily sell and deliver inThailand, whether it's doorstep delivery or for consumers to collect theirorders from our growing network of easily accessible ServicePoints -- which isset to reach over 1,000 in Thailand by end-2018."


With DHL eCommerce integrated on Shopee in China, sellers can easilysell and deliver on one single platform and keep track of all shipmentsdirectly on the app.


"In recent years, we have witnessed therapid development of Southeast Asia's e-commerce market, and a growing numberof Chinese brands and sellers are staking a claim in this e-commerce goldmine.However, the geographical complexity of this region has created some logisticalchallenges. As a leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia, Shopee hasbuilt its Shopee Logistics Servcies (SLS), a highly efficient logisticsdelivery network that links China with Southeast Asia. We are delighted to workwith DHL, the world's leading logistics service provider, to grow SLS fromstrength to strength. Our collaboration will make Shopee the e-commerce platformof choice for cross-border sellers in China who aspire to sell into SoutheastAsia," said Jianghong Liu, Head of Shopee Cross Border eCommerce. 


Currently, Shopee's SLS is operationalin seven markets in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. With shipping costs 20% to 30%lower than typical market rates and better transit times, SLS makes crossborder logistics a breeze for Chinese sellers. The collaboration between Shopeeand DHL eCommerce will further enhance the capabilities of SLS. DHL will provide Shopee sellers with door-to-door logistics services,ensuring products will reach consumers in Thailand safely and quickly. To mark the start of thispartnership, Shopee customers who select DHL eCommerce's services from October 19-- 22,2018 will enjoy free shipping to Thailand. In addition,DHL eCommerce's customers in China who join and sell on Shopee's platform willreceive exclusive support to list their merchandise on the "Cross Border Recommendation -- Productsfrom China" page on Shopee's Thailand site.


By selecting DHL eCommerce as their logistics partner, Shopee sellers willenjoy seamless delivery from the seller's pick-up location in China to the endconsumer in Thailand. With over 70% of the population in Southeast Asia stillunbanked, DHL eCommerce also enables cash-on-delivery (COD) service forshoppers to pay for their purchases in cash and only upon delivery.

About DHL


DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. OurDHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics servicesranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shippingand fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transportto industrial supply chain management. With about 360,000 employees in morethan 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people andbusinesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specializedsolutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciencesand healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporateresponsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL isdecisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world".


DHL is part of Deutsche PostDHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 60 billion euros in 2017.


About Shopee

Shopeeis the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is aplatform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure andfast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support.

Shopeeaims to continually enhance its platform and become the region's e-commercedestination of choice. Shopee has a wide selection of product categoriesranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty,baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.

Shopee,a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expandedits reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and thePhilippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digitalfinancial services across Greater Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to betterthe lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed onthe NYSE under the symbol SE.