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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 […]

It’s no surprise that shoppers turned to the internet to snap up unbeatable bargains on Black Friday, prompting a huge surge in online sales. The impact of staying indoors meant that e-commerce and click-and-collect services were at an all-time high last weekend. But there has also been a noticeable shift in online sales events, with […]

On 21 November International Trade Secretary Liz Truss secured an agreement for a continuity trade deal with Canada. The UK and Canada locked in their existing trading relationship worth £20 billion; in 2021 a new tailor-made and more ambitious trade deal will be developed. In 2021 both countries will negotiate to improve on the existing […]

The peak season is typically the hardest and most rewarding time of year for businesses. This year, the pandemic has shaped people’s shopping habits and driven more shoppers online – some for the first time – which has led to a number of businesses having to adapt their model. With retail store closures to last […]

This week the latest e-commerce trends from around the world include a new marketplace for literary lovers, why Chinese consumers want foreign brands on Singles’ Day and innovative packaging helping one beauty giant to go green. There are just a few days left until the world’s holiday shopping season kicks off; make sure your business […]

The countdown has begun to one of the biggest online shopping days in the world – Black Friday 2020, this year’s event will take place on Friday 27 November. If you run an e-commerce business, it could be your most lucrative day this year which counts more than ever right now. Black Friday has expanded […]

China’s Singles’ Day on 11 November is the biggest shopping day in the world. The holiday was initially conceived by Chinese university students wishing to celebrate their single status. In 2009, China’s leading e-commerce marketplace Alibaba began marketing Singles’ Day as a special sales event. Since then, it’s not unusual for sales to reach ten […]

Are you interested in the latest developments and trends in logistics, business and innovation? In our latest issue of global logistics magazine, Delivered, we focus on the theme ‘Facing the Future’. Sustainable logistics, rethinking packaging and mass personalisation are just some of the important topics for all industry sectors that the latest issue highlights. Along […]

The logistics industry is undergoing an intense period of technological transformation, with customers expecting benefits such as faster delivery, higher service levels and clear communications and expecting you to deliver. DHL’s Logistics Trend Radar maps 29 key social business and technological trends that will shape the future of supply chain and logistics to help your […]

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