Deutsche Post DHL Group is to invest $137 million in US e-commerce infrastructure and services.
The group said that because US online merchants ‘take the leading role in selling internationally’, it will be making significant investments in the states over the next few years and ‘expand its capabilities to serve businesses selling abroad significantly.’
The company said that DHL is looking to profit from these developments and increase its presence in e-commerce in the states.
“There is barely any other industry that provides such a promising outlook than the e-commerce business,” said Charles Brewer, CEO DHL eCommerce. “It is expected that one billion people will shop online and across borders by 2020 with the U.S. being the most popular origin for 25 per cent of consumers worldwide.
“With our investments we lay the foundation to expand our leading role in cross-border e-commerce logistics, serve our U.S. customers with the best possible infrastructure and solutions, and gain future market shares.”