On April 26th, Deutsche Post DHL Group announced that they would be partnering with Magento as their Premier Partner for Shipping. What are online retailers in store for?
What this means is that we will be seeing a new union of the world’s largest logistics company and the number 1 commerce platform on earth. We are going to discuss what this exciting collaboration will mean for online merchants and what the the companies can offer as a pair.
How This Partnership Will Help Online Merchants
So what will it mean for online merchants as these two prominent companies partner with each other?
It will actually do them a world of good. With DHL named Premier Partner for Shipping, online merchants will have the ability to go global. DHL’s CEO Europe and Global Head of Commercial, John Pearson, has said “Our collaboration will provide Magento merchants with industry-leading international shipping and value-added shipping features from DHL that easily and flexibly connect shoppers with their goods.”
Online merchants that are connected to Magento’s platform will be able to use a wide variety of DHL shipping services. On top of that, over time this will include more services of the company’s, including parcel, freight, and express.
As the Premier Partner for Shipping, DHL will be able to connect with online merchants through the placement on Magento properties and their product merchant administration panel. They will also have the resources and chance to provide education to merchants on the best practices for shipping integration and increasing cross-board shipping in the Magento Community online, webinars, events, and meetings. In addition to those resources, DHL will be given early access to Magento product roadmaps to make the merchant’s experience better.
On top of making the experience for the merchants more satisfying, this should be a great thing for their customers as well. They will be able to provide them with faster, more convenient, easier shipping through this new partnership. This should bring with it a lot of happier customers and smoother transactions as both merchants and customers are given additional perks with the partnership.
An Exciting Future Awaits
All in all, this partnership has a lot of incredible perks and features that we are excited to see unfold. Between the perks that merchants will experience with DHL’s shipping options and Magento’s connections and the vastly improved customer experience – it should be a win for everyone involved. Both companies have an amazing amount to offer, and online merchants can expect to have a much easier and better experience with Magento and DHL together.