Ecommerce is coming along in Chile according to DHL

By Dan Wilson May 11, 2017 - 1:14 pm

We like to cast our eyes to faraway horizons on Tamebay and there aren’t many places further away from British shores than Chile in South America. And it sounds like ecommerce is developing well there.

DHL has started offering ecommerce delivery services in Chile and, so far, they say their service has exceeded expectations in terms of take up. According to DHL, more than 50 SMEs signed up in month one and the company is keen to do more in the region.

Chile is a developed consumer market and also boasts a high level of credit card usage for the area. It also has good roads. But delivery services are not developed outside the urban areas and courier services have hitherto been predominantly focused on business-to-business affairs.

DHL eCommerce Latin America and Canada CEO Paul Tessy says of the new market: “Our solution in Chile is very groundbreaking from what the competition is offering. The business is already booming because there is nothing like that out there.” Aspects of the DHL package in Chile include evening and weekend deliveries, a tracking app, very competitive charges for small packets and a home collection option for returns.

According to BMI Research, ecommerce is expect to grow in the region by something like 14% up to 2020. And Amazon is expected to take a greater interest in such countries soon too. DHL’s early interest looks like a canny move.

Comments are closed.

Featured in this article from the Tamebay Guide – companies that can help you grow and manage your business.

DHL Parcel UK

Send to 160 countries worldwide with some of the lowest international postage rates or anywhere in the UK with some of the best next day delivery rates. DHL Parcel UK offers a cost-effective and convenient alternative to the Post Office for personal se …

See More Companies >

Recent Comments

1 hour ago
Rob: @Rose S agree more needs to be done for none payment of auctions or best...
11 hours ago
Rob: Having been bullied onto Managed Payments 5 weeks ago, as predicted for my business model,...
17 hours ago
Rose S: It's time that buyers are held accountable for winning an item and not paying. ...
21 hours ago
Joseph Axford: $28 charge for a listing that didn't sell after a week so I ended it,...