Christmas delivery tips | Adapting to consumer spending | UK manufacturer drives US exports

Posted on 24/09/2020 by DHL Express

DHL Express’ essential Christmas delivery tips

If you’re an e-commerce business owner, Christmas is likely to be your busiest time of year, there is no time too early to start your holiday shipping preparations. The peak holiday season runs from Black Friday (late November) until Christmas.

During this time DHL Express delivery volumes will be over 40% higher than the average daily volume in our third quarter. And that’s before we even factor in COVID-19 and its unprecedented effect on the e-commerce sector.

During the holiday season, most online customers expect to receive free shipping with a minimum purchase, and many actively seek out free shipping for returns and exchanges. Are you prepared to offer this?

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The latest e-commerce news: adapting as consumers tighten the purse strings

Exploring the latest e-commerce news from around the world including online shoppers’ new spending concerns as household income decreases, the vast retail opportunity for plant-based businesses and why consumers value online marketplaces over retailers’ websites.

Research by PWC indicates 38% of households who have experienced a decrease in their income as a result of the pandemic, are planning to tighten their spending over the coming months. For this reason, it is important for e-commerce businesses to plan ahead and consider different offerings for customers to ensure steady sales. Find out more information on the latest e-commerce news.

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UK golf trolley manufacturer drives home success with US exports

In the first half of 2020, Gloucestershire’s Stewart Golf has seen US sales quadruple to reach $2 million, four times higher than the same period in 2019. Stewart Golf has been exporting its golf trolleys to more than 40 countries for the past decade, but with new social distancing measures in place golfers in the US have been unable to use shared golf carts or rental trolleys; they turned to Stewart Golf’s electric trolleys to take to the course safely.

Stewart Golf CEO Mark Stewart said: “the US has been an important market for our business in recent years, but the last 6 months have laid bare the importance of exports to our company’s growth and resilience.”

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