Shopify and DHL Express Partner to Empower Small Businesses to Go Global

New partnership brings two- to five-day international express shipping to hundreds of thousands of merchants

OTTAWA, ON and PLANTATION, FL – October 18, 2017 – Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) (TSX: SHOP), the leading multi-channel commerce platform, and DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced a new partnership to help small businesses access global markets. Shopify will be adding DHL Express as a new international carrier to Shopify Shipping, helping hundreds of thousands of U.S. small businesses increase sales around the globe through lower shipping rates. These rates enable small businesses to more easily compete with large companies and marketplaces, and were previously available only to enterprise customers.

“For smaller businesses and startups today, the potential field of customers is not just local – it’s global,” said Cristian Vera, VP of Sales for DHL Express Americas. “Those on the Shopify Shipping platform can now access the growing global marketplace and take their business to new heights by shipping their products to any of the 220 countries and territories we serve.”

Shopify Shipping simplifies commerce by enabling businesses to easily manage all aspects of their shipping and fulfillment directly within Shopify. DHL Express will now be natively integrated into the Shopify platform, joining existing partnerships with USPS and Canada Post, to minimize costs and simplify fulfillment workflows for busy entrepreneurs. Shopify businesses currently ship millions of packages a month, and more than 10% of those are sent internationally.

“This partnership with DHL Express lets small businesses ship like enterprise companies: with fast, premium delivery, lower rates and a global brand consumers trust and choose at checkout,” said Maia Benson, Global Head of Shipping for Shopify. “With Shopify’s massive scale, powering more than 500,000 businesses, we’re able to work with global shipping powerhouses to offer this premium solution to the small business owner.”

Shopify Shipping and DHL Express will offer a wide variety of features to help businesses more easily ship their products around the world, including:

  • Fast shipping: customers receive packages within two to five business days, and can track them anywhere in the world
  • Competitive international rates: special, negotiated shipping rates with no minimum shipping volumes or subscription required
  • Free DHL Express pickups: can be scheduled through Shopify, for any number of packages
  • Expansive global coverage: delivery to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide
  • One-stop shop: Shopify Shipping enables merchants to manage all their shipping needs in one place

DHL Express for Shopify Shipping is available today for businesses in the United States. For more information, visit: http://www.shopify.com/blog/dhl-express-shopify-shipping