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HL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, has launched its domestic delivery operations in Malaysia with a range of customer-centric services catered to Malaysia’s growing e-commerce market. Malaysian online retailers will also benefit from DHL’s range of cross-border shipping solutions and network of fulfillment centers globally to enable their international expansion. This will further accelerate the e-commerce market in Malaysia which is expected to grow at CAGR of 15.8% to EUR 1 bn by 2020, largely fuelled by recent initiatives such as the National E-commerce Strategic Roadmap, Digital Free Trade Zone and Economic Transformation Program.
“E-commerce has become a way of life for Malaysians, with 47% already using their smartphones to shop online,” said Malcolm Monteiro, CEO, Asia Pacific, DHL eCommerce. “Approximately 7 million are already shopping online every month, and with the industry expected to grow to EUR 1 bn by 2020 in Malaysia and globally to US$1 trillion in the same year, businesses need high-quality logistics solutions to leverage this immense growth and meet the rapidly changing needs of online shoppers. This makes the need for a tailored e-commerce delivery service greater than ever before.”
The investment in Malaysia includes a 48,000 sq ft central distribution hub in Puchong as well as depots in Penang, Johor Bahru, Cheras and Puchong and a fleet of 2-wheel and 4-wheel vehicles. The fleet of vehicles will provide next-day delivery to all urban areas in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru, and two to four day delivery to all other locations across West Malaysia and East Malaysia.
DHL eCommerce’s end-to-end domestic delivery solutions will offer pick-up services, track and trace, reverse logistics, cash on delivery with daily remittance and call center capabilities for deliveries within Malaysia. It aims to provide best-in-class domestic delivery with quick, predictive and secure delivery.