International shipping, courier and packaging company, DHL Express has announced the expansion of its e-commerce platform “DHL Africa eShop” across Africa. Launched in April, the e-commerce platform currently operates in several countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Ghana, where it has recorded massive success.
“The uptake and usage of this platform over the past seven weeks has been incredible, with exponential growth in subscribers and physical orders,” said Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa.
Heymans also added that DHL will now be present in nine more countries. “Based on this rapid growth and the positive feedback that we have received from the market, DHL Express has decided to proceed to the next phase of the rollout as quickly as possible. The platform is now live for consumers in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, The Gambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.”
This latest move is a good step for the company and is likely to pose a threat to other e-commerce brands like Jumia and Konga. With Jumia just concluding the battle to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), DHL’s expansion will only intensify competition in the e-commerce space.
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Source:: Ventures Africa