DHL eCommerce has announced the opening of a distribution centre in the Melbourne suburb of Tullamarine in an effort to support growth in the small package sector.
Part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, the DHL eCommerce distribution centre is co-located with DHL Global Forwarding’s facility in the same suburb.
“Two significant trends are influencing global trade: the increasing adoption of e-commerce and the prominent role of logistics networks in shaping trade,” said DHL eCommerce chief executive Charles Brewer.
“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.
“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 Melbourne distribution centre is to focus on e-commerce exports weighing up to two kilos shipped to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
With the addition of the new facility as well as the existing distribution centres in Sydney, DHL eCommerce is looking to export to an increasing number of markets internationally.
“The ‘Made in Australia’ brand is highly recognized and widely trusted internationally. E-commerce is a strong and growing channel with 78% of Australian exporters already generating orders from online channels,” said Denise McGrouther, managing director, DHL eCommerce Australia.
“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.”