DHL Express Thailand aims to capitalise on its growing e-commerce business by providing logistics services through a recently launched e-commerce website, Onenow.com, for Thai small and medium-sized enterprises.
Chananyarak Phetcharat, managing director of DHL Express Thailand, said the Thai e-commerce industry has been growing at a fast clip, with annual rates of 12-13% forecast through to 2020.
“In Thailand, there are about 10,000 logistics service providers, but there are less than 1%, or about 70 companies, operating at the international level.” — Chananyarak Phetcharat
Onenow.com, which will be operated by a subsidiary of a Singaporean e-commerce company, comGateway, will be used for selling Thai SMEs’ products to customers in 220 countries and territories across the globe.
Danny Lim, chief executive of comGateway, said the use of technology and the growing trend towards e-commerce will help Thai SMEs expand product sales in the region and to the global market easily.
He said the company aims for 40,000 Thai SMEs to try and use the website over the next three years.
He said the website will offer free membership, translation assistance as well as a secure payment gateway and international business training.
The website also aims to capitalise on tourists who travel to Thailand by offering a channel to purchase Thai products after they have left the country.
(Source: Bangkok Post)