Global Connectedness Index | Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table | Latest e-com trends

Posted on 10/12/2020 by DHL Express

Global Connectedness Index shows signs of recovery for business

After what’s been an extraordinary year for businesses in every sector, the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020 provides the first comprehensive assessment of globalisation during the pandemic. The good news for everyone is that there are signs of hope.

Despite facing the worst global challenges of our time, with social distancing increasing the distances between companies and countries, our expert panel looks at how international business is starting to recover and what the long-term implications could be.

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Britain’s top 100 fastest-growing private companies announced

The 24th annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table was published on Sunday 6 December, ranking Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales. This year was a COVID-19 special, reflecting the huge rise in e-commerce as a result of the pandemic.

Unsurprisingly, the top 100 includes record number of e-tailers this year, and more female founders than ever before. Three DHL Express customers in the fashion and beauty sector which feature in the table – all run by women – are RIXO at no. 14, Oh Polly at no. 18 and Cult Beauty at no. 67.

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The latest global e-commerce trends revealed

The e-com landscape continues to change at pace, with new trends emerging faster than ever. In our latest report, we look at Amazon’s new online healthcare platform in the US, and how an Australian wine directory has invested in digital curated customer experiences to support a year-on-year growth of 75%.

Our latest report also reveals how e-tailers who deliver late could risk losing customers this Christmas, and a study reveals the importance of how customers perceive your brand’s green credentials when it comes to buying eco-friendly products.

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