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Asendia USA launches podcast for e-tailers

Asendia USA launches podcast for e-tailers
Asendia USA launches podcast for e-tailers

E-tailers around the world are needing to adapt to the ever-changing demands of customers. International e-commerce and delivery services company Asendia USA has launched a new podcast. The podcast “Outside the box with Asendia USA” will focus on topics regarding e-commerce and logistics. 

Asendia offers a range of international e-commerce and mail delivery services. The company is on a mission to assist online retailers to grow their businesses. The podcast will be released monthly and keep online retailers in the loop by educating them on international shipping topics. The podcast will also talk about how these businesses can expand their global e-commerce presence. 

Asendia has a solution for e-tailers 

The company services fashion, apparel, health and beauty, marketplaces, and food and supplements. Key destinations for e-tailers include Asia, Europe, the USA, and Canada. 

“Outside the Box with Asendia USA” will inform e-tailers on subjects like navigating international customs clearance, reducing global shipping costs, and improving transit times. To assist businesses with the ever-changing demand of customers, the podcast will also discuss online shopper behavior. 

Also Read: Data-driven e-commerce: Understanding your customers

E-commerce shift – quality and speed over cost 

Earlier this month, logistics provider DHL identified top e-commerce trends for 2024. “2023 was marked for online merchants as a year with cost, reliability, and speed as the top three priorities. However, there is a noticeable shift occurring where quality and speed are gaining prominence over cost. This shift can be attributed to online merchants looking to expand their businesses this year and their increased focus on time-definite delivery options.” 

We also see Amazon making an impact when it comes to speed of delivery. The company delivered to Prime members at the fastest speed ever, globally. 

A new report by Economist Impact and DP World titled ‘Trade in Transition 2024’ states executive decisions have made delivery times the top priority in supply chain management. “Almost a quarter (24%) of executives highlighted achieving a faster time to market as the key outcome in their company’s supply-chain approach in the past year. Surprisingly, only 8% reported experiencing a slower time to market, indicating a clear priority in this domain.” 

Global e-commerce market experiences excellent growth 

Mordor Intelligence reports the global e-commerce market is valued at US$8.8 trillion in 2024. The market is expected to grow at an annual compounded growth rate of 15.8% in the next five years. “Consumers are reliant on digital devices now more than ever, and it is expected that mobile will inch closer to becoming consumers’ preferred channel for online shopping within the next five years.” 

The report highlights a challenge in the e-commerce market – changing technology. “As technology changes, many retailers are likewise having trouble figuring out how to successfully design a meaningful customer experience across many platforms. To improve the consumer experience, some of the major retailers have already launched specialized applications and e-commerce sites, while others anticipate that mobile users will adapt to their existing e-commerce sites.” 

Now Read: WEF 2024: How e-commerce reshapes global trade and cooperation 

About the author

Sharl is a qualified journalist. He has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry, including positions as an editor of a magazine and Business Editor of a daily newspaper. Sharl also has experience in logistics specifically operations, where he worked with global food aid organisations distributing food into Africa. Sharl enjoys writing business stories and human interest pieces.

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