Provided by DHL DHL, the world’s prominent worldwide express companies, today revealed its partnership with e-commerce giant, MallforAfrica’s brand-new platform, Marketplace Africa, to assist online retailers bring African-made products to the US and international market. The site uses products from the continent’s most talented designers and craftsmens from a variety of categories including fashion, body care, handbags, jewellery and house décor.Until today, African craftspeople have been separated from global clients due to range, fear of not receiving abroad payments, and intricate shipping requirements. Consumers who wanted to acquire items directly from African artisans faced challenges regarding accessibility of items, authenticity and validation of the product, uncertainty of shipment, high delivery expenses, and payment security.Marketplace Africa was developed to assist craftsmens offer on an international phase and simplify the capability to purchase directly from African craftspeople and little enterprises. Powered by MallforAfrica’s award-winning trademarked e-commerce platform and payment system, MarketplaceAfrica.com’s global customers can now go shopping directly from African businesses of all sizes and have actually the items shipped to their home with confidence.DHL will manage all logistics services as their e-commerce shipment solutions are developed with small services in mind and provide the speed of delivery that customers anticipate. With the world’s leading logistics company behind it, Market Africa will provide craftspeople and clients order verification, quick delivery, and delivery labeling and packaging services. Appropriate shipment costs also keep products affordable.Hennie Heymans, CEO for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa includes,”We are thrilled to belong of this ingenious e-commerce solution for African craftsmens. DHL is a facilitator of worldwide trade and if we can improve connectivity and availability to
international markets for local organisation, this will go a long way in helping small companies grow. We have actually remained in Africa considering that 1978, so have seen first-hand, the substantial chances that cross-border trade provides to local businesses. This is genuinely an amazing time for African businesses.”The Africa Made Item Standards( AMPS)is used to ensure that the highest quality products are being sold on the Market Africa platform. It offers consumers with the assurance that products meet a worldwide standard in quality. All products are crafted with the utmost care by an African craftsmen
.”Africans finally have the opportunity whether banked or unbanked to showcase their fantastic talents and abilities to the world and sell their products. DHL and MallforAfrica saw the have to promote African-made items to the world and I am beyond proud to be a part of making history together with a company that has actually pioneered logistics effectiveness in Africa, and around the world,”said Chris Folayan, CEO of MallforAfrica.”Marketplace Africa will open the door for African designers and craftspeople and make it possible for customers in the United States and the world the capability to buy genuine African-made products straight from the source.”Worldwide retail e-commerce sales reached over$2tr in 2017 and according to DHL’s report, The 21st Century Spice Trade: An Overview Of the Cross-Border
E-Commerce Chance, cross-border market is expected to grow by about 25%annually up until 2020– nearly twice the rate of domestic e-commerce.