DHL created an ecommerce app called DHL Africa eShop that lets global retailers sell merchandise in Africa’s various consumer markets

While many retailers are focused on expanding in Asia, DHL is working to make sure businesses can reach customers in Africa. Its recent DHL eShop Africa app makes it easier for retailers to sell their goods to various markets within African countries.

The platform currently has more than 200 U.S. and U.K. retailers present in 11 African markets: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mauritius, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Malawi, Botswana, Sierra Leone and Uganda. The idea is to use DHL's pre-existing delivery structure on the continent to ensure that businesses have easy access to new customers.

The company is also partnering with MallforAfrica to help with the payment and delivery system services. DHL would be one of the first major players to offer extensive delivery service of Western goods to African countries, with a large breadth of service over Amazon.

DHL eShop Africa

While many retailers are focused on expanding in Asia, DHL is working to make sure businesses can reach customers in Africa. Its recent DHL eShop Africa app makes it easier for retailers to sell their goods to various markets within African countries.

The platform currently has more than 200 U.S. and U.K. retailers present in 11 African markets: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mauritius, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Malawi, Botswana, Sierra Leone and Uganda. The idea is to use DHL's pre-existing delivery structure on the continent to ensure that businesses have easy access to new customers.