DHL Provides Tailor-Made Logistics Solutions To Showcase The Spring 2014 Collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
·DHL global network offers retailers efficient transit times from remote manufacturing locations worldwide
·E-commerce shipping solutions help designers go global
According to the Rakuten E-Commerce Index, an independent global shopping trend survey published in August, global e-commerce growth is expected to reach $1.2 trillion in sales this year and is being driven in large measure by consumer demand for clothing and accessories. In the Americas, the United States leads with the highest percentage of online fashion shoppers, followed by Brazil. To facilitate this growth, DHL has developed shipping solutions that give designers and fashion retailers the ability to sell worldwide via online or mobile applications. For instance, Snapette is an e-tailer that allows users to shop more than 200 top brands and retailers in fashion capitals worldwide. It has built purchasing and shipping capabilities, using the DHL platform as a shipping option, into its mobile application.
“The novelty of being able to easily click to buy a pair of shoes you find in a boutique in Geneva, a shirt in San Francisco and a necklace from New York, all from your mobile phone, is really astonishing and speaks to the new connectedness of the world,” said Sarah Paiji, Snapette’s co-founder and president. “DHL is essential in supporting the connectivity of Snapette's 1.6 million shoppers to our retail partners spanning over 1,000 locations."
DHL offers designers and fashion houses the opportunity to use its GOGREEN carbon-offset transport services for their collections, reflecting the increasing importance of sustainable practices in the fashion industry.
"Behind the glitz and glamour of the red carpets and the runways is an incredibly demanding schedule and DHL excels at meeting our requirements for timeliness and cost efficiency – whether it is for a renowned designer or small entrepreneur just starting out,” said Jarrad Clark, Global Creative Director for IMG Fashion Events and Properties. “Its worldwide network, knowledge and experience of the fashion industry and local customs procedures have proved invaluable during Mercedes-BenzFashion Week.