Yodel partners with DG International

Yodel has partnered with specialist sortation company Hexapole to install a new Small Parcel Sorter at its Shaw Sortation Centre in Oldham.

Yodel has announced that it has partnered with freight forwarder, DG International to launch a streamlined global outbound service to UK retailers.

The new Yodel International service will provide a home delivery solution to over 200 countries and territories for parcels weighing up to 30kg. By partnering with DG International, Yodel will offer retailers overseas road and air shipping and customs solutions.

The service offers customer service support and end-to-end tracking via the Yodel website using a single reference number, ensuring both retailers and shoppers have access to information at each stage of the delivery. Transit times vary between 3-5 days for European parcels and 6-10 days for the rest of the world.

There has been a steady growth in cross border sales in recent years, thanks in part to improved consumer confidence, but also increase reliable internet connections. According to the eCommerce Foundation, global internet penetration reached 59.9% in 2018 and is continuing to grow, opening up the online retail market to billions of potential buyers.

Duncan Lee, Yodel’s director of international business development, said: “Amid talks of the growth of UK online shopping slowing down, we’re seeing an increased retailer focus on cross border sales to continue their expansion. Global internet penetration is increasing and our new International service has been designed to enable retailers to open their online stores up to emerging markets that they possibly hadn’t considered before, as well as those already established.”

Source: Yodel