DHL Express Launches On-Demand Delivery Service in Sub Saharan Africa

World’s leading international express services provider, DHL Express has launched an on-demand delivery service for its clients in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) in response to significant growth in premium cross-border e-commerce volumes.

The new service, known as On-Demand Delivery, allows shippers and receivers globally to select from a range of standardised delivery options. Having quality delivery is important for customers who are buying online, they want to know that their items are coming to them in the best way, so these businesses may look into implementing tracking software from services like AfterShip or others within a similar line, so customers can know where their items are and how long it will take to get to them. This level of care can get customers to come back time and time again.

It offers shippers the choice to activate specific delivery options and have DHL Express proactively notify their customers via email or SMS about a shipment’s progress.

Customers can then select the delivery option that best suits their requirements via the On Demand Delivery website.

“On Demand Delivery isn’t just a new customer interface – it also represents an enhancement of our worldwide network, as we have tailored our last-mile operations to meet the specific demands of cross-border e-commerce deliveries,” said Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa.

He added, “Thanks to On Demand Delivery, we can support the service offering of online shippers and improve the delivery experience for their customers, while improving our own efficiency, particularly for last-mile deliveries.”

On Demand Delivery is easy to use and benefits both shippers and receivers. The site is accessed from any smartphone, tablet or PC, and offers receivers up to six delivery options. Plus bigger retailers with warehouses can quite often get their deliveries out quicker thanks to things like pallet trucks and tuggers from companies like Platforms and Ladders ( which dramatically improve the speed at which they can deliver their products.

The service is currently live in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Tanzania with plans to roll out to further countries in the region throughout 2017.

Source: Tech Crunch

Tricia Ishimwe