A new partnership between DHL and MallforAfrica will enable African traders to easily sell their products to US customers through an eBay platform powered by MallforAfrica
This deal will help them(African traders) drop and pick up their wares at DHL Express points in the US. DHL Express currently handles inbound express delivery for MallforAfrica and has enabled its customers importing from the US to receive their packages seamlessly in Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Ghana. This is a watershed partnership for African businesses as it allows them an avenue to trade on the global stage.
According to Chris Folayan, CEO, MallforAfrica, “Both companies have a common goal of seeing African e-commerce businesses thrive on the global stage. We want to contribute to the future of e-commerce growth, African cross-border sales and most importantly, improve the lives of African artisanal arts, designs, crafts and more.”
MallforAfrica enables buyers in Africa to purchase items directly from over 200 international online retailers, such as Macy’s, eBay, Ralph Lauren, Net-a-Porter, Carters, GAP, and FarFetch – brands that, would otherwise be inaccessible to them. By managing every aspect of the order and return cycle, the MallforAfrica app offers its customers a simple, secure and convenient solution to online shopping directly from the best brands in the world.
The platform also manages every aspect of the order and return cycle through its app.
“We are proud to be playing a crucial role in connecting African artists with American customers through MallforAfrica,” said Randy Buday, Regional Director West and Central Africa, DHL Express. “We look forward to supporting local artisans across Africa sell into America. ‘Brand Africa’ is something that has increased exponentially in popularity in recent years and this platform allows businesses to capitalize on international opportunities through seamless international trade.”
The two companies believe the partnership will support local artisans across Africa sell into America and take advantage of the growth of ‘Brand Africa’ in the US and in Europe.