DHL Africa eShop has been rolled out in 9 more African countries following its success after its launch in 11 countries.
The service, which is available at Africa-eShop.DHL, was initially launched in 11 countries i.e. South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mauritius, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Malawi, Botswana, Sierra Leone and Uganda in April this year.
The countries it has now been launched in include; Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, The Gambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.
Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, says that they’ve seen impressive growth in usage of the DHL Africa eShop app since it was initially brought online.
“The uptake and usage of this platform over the past seven weeks has been incredible, with exponential growth in subscribers and physical orders. Based on this rapid growth and the positive feedback that we have received from the market, DHL Express has decided to proceed to the next phase of the rollout as quickly as possible. The platform is now live for consumers in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, The Gambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.”
The DHL Africa eShop enables African customers to shop directly from over 200 US- and UK-based online retailers, with purchases delivered to their door, by DHL Express. This solution was developed in partnership with Link Commerce, a division of Mall for Africa.
The service comes on the launch of new services to enable online purchases in Africa. They include;
- Partnership between Safaricom, Ant Financial Services and AliExpress to allow Kenyans to shop on AliExpress and pay for their purchases using M-PESA.
- Western Union initiative to allow Kenyans to pay for their purchases on Amazon in cash.
- Cellulant partnership with Ayden to enable global merchants to accept local payment methods in Kenya and Africa at large.