Shopee extends partnership with DHL eCommerce to offer next day delivery in Malaysia
The Singapore-based e-commerce company, Shopee, has announced that it has extended its partnership with DHL eCommerce in order to offer next day delivery for Shopee’s consumers across Malaysia, marketing interactive reports.
DHL eCommerce, which is a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has seen the firm expand its involvement with the e-commerce company in the region after the integration of DHL’s e-commerce logistics services on Shopee’s platform in Thailand.
The announcement will see sellers on Shopee Malaysia have the option to ship their goods through DHL and be able to ensure products are delivered to their buyers within the next-day to most locations across Malaysia.
It has also been confirmed that Shopee’s sellers can also access DHL ServicePoints that are stationed around the region as a place to leave their parcels and have them dropped off to their shoppers.
Esten Mok, head of operations, Shopee said: “This partnership is set to strengthen our value proposition and we are confident that our users will benefit from the suite of services and features offered by DHL eCommerce.”
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“Together with DHL eCommerce, we will continue to explore synergies between the two companies to better serve our users.”
Kiattichai Pitpreecha, managing director of Southeast Asia, DHL eCommerce said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Shopee in Malaysia to offer an easy and seamless delivery experience.”
“With our aim to become the e-commerce logistics of choice, we are making it as easy as possible for sellers to deliver, and for shoppers to receive their purchases.”
In order to commemorate the beginning of the joint venture, Shopee and DHL will hold a free shipping promotion, with a minimum spend of RM35 ($8).
ASCM: Supply chain pay gap closes in under 40s
The pay gap between men and women working in supply chain under the age of 40 has finally reached parity, according to the Association for Supply Chain Management’s latest annual Supply Chain Salary and Career Report.
The gender pay gap in this age group had been narrowing over the past two years, the ASCM’s previous surveys show, and in 2021 has closed entirely. Women report a median salary of $81,000 annually, while men earn a median annual salary of $79,000. Across all age brackets, men report a median salary of $82,000 and women $80,000.
Other highlights from the ASCM report
- 95% of supply chain professionals kept their job through the pandemic
- The typical starting salary for a supply chain professional is $60,000
- 48% of supply chain professionals now work from home
- 88% of survey respondents find supply chain a fulfilling career path
But there is still work to be done in closing the divide in those over the age of 40. Older men are still earning far more than their female peers, with a discrepancy of between $12,000 and $23,000 annually. ASCM’s report does not definitively conclude why this disparity remains, but says women who began their careers several decades ago may have started out on lower salaries. They may also have missed out on steady wage increases and career development after taking time away from work to have and raise families.
It is also likely that the pay gap in over 40s is affected by a lack of women in executive leadership positions. A recent Gartner study found that, while women now represent 41% of the supply chain workforce - a five year high - only 15% of executive level positions are held by women. That figure is a decline of two per cent on 2020.
Supply chain’s racial pay gap remains
For the first time, ASCM’s annual survey also looked into the pay gap between ethnicities, finding that the median salary for black professionals was 12% less than their white peers, and Latinos earned on average 14% less. That represents a divide of between $9,000 and &10,000 in real terms. Asian professionals earned a median salary of $80,000, compared with the $83,000 for white professionals.
Abe Eshkenazi, the ASCM chief executive, said reporting on and acknowledging lingering wage disparity was not enough: “Supply chain organisations must lead the way by creating environment where diverse talent is valued, included and developed. The need for supply chain professionals has never been greater, so now is the time to expand the aperture to include diversity of thought, influence and input — particularly for women and people of colour.”
Read the full report: ASCM 2021 Supply Chain Salary and Career Report