Following the first meet-up in June, DHL Express and BME organised a second meet-up last week. Topic? Internationalization! Professionals from different sectors and companies of various sizes share their experiences with e-commerce and internationalization. A joint ambition where sharing knowledge a crucial success factor.
This meet-up is an initiative from BME and DHL Express Belgium in which we consider e-commerce as a strategic pillar in the further internationalization of both start-ups and multinationals.
INTERNATIONALIZATION VIA E-COMMERCE
And no, we’re not specifically talking about starting a webshop. We’d like to emphasize the importance of a thorough digital strategy in order to attain your international ambitions. Without a digital strategy you’ll have a hard time coping with the increasing power of the consumers and their influence on your business model.
A strategic location, knowledge and innovation are no longer the basis of a successful international company. The level of digitization, support from partnerships and a lot of guts are essential.
Three new take-aways
- Strategic partnerships increase your success!
- Know your customers from today and your customers from tomorrow. Because remember: you’re customers are in charge.
- Know your market. Because every sales channel is different.
THE ADDED VALUE OF DIGITIZATION
Digitization isn’t all about improving your customers satisfaction. Digitization also provides a large financial added value on short term. Think about …
- A better alignment between customer demand and production.
- A more efficient stock management as a result of the increased speed of production.
- A better alignment of your systems which leads to a decrease in administration costs.
Your road to digitization might lead to the engagement of strategic partnerships. When choosing these partners, it’s important that they believe and want to invest in digitization as much as you do. This way, your partners won’t only be able to support you in your current business processes, but also help you grow in the future.
We are a third party logistics provider that supports companies in both their current business processes and their future growth. BME has been an established value on the Belgian market for several years now and designs custom-made e-fulfillment solutions for e-commerce. DHL Express supports us with its logistics expertise in offering express shipping to our customers. We strongly believe in international growth through cross-border e-commerce, just like DHL Express does.
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Knowledge is a collection of experiences shared by several people. Flanders Investment & Tradeshares their knowledge of internationalization whenever you need it and deploy their network of international experts. You can include them in your story as a catalyst.
Curious about how we can support you? Please contact us!