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DB Schenker partners with Magento to boost e-commerce offering

DB Schenker has signed a strategic partnership with e-commerce platform provider Magento to equip small and mid-size merchants with a powerful new extension.

The forwarder said combining DB Schenker’s fulfilment experience with global logistics markets with the powerful customization and flexibility of the Magento e-commerce platform will provide retailers a seamless connection between the front-end and back-end on a global scale.

Being available through Magento Marketplace, the extension delivers a quick, convenient and cost-efficient way to connect web shops and warehousing services.

The partnership evolved from increasing customer demand for web-shop order tracking. The offered solution includes all related warehousing activities, especially pick and pack, and delivery status updates along the entire supply chain.

“At DB Schenker, we are actively investing in new products and channels and herewith looking forward to partnering with Magento to set new standards in global supply chain management,” said Schenker AG chief executive officer, Jochen Thewes. “I fully believe that our new solution will help significantly improve our customers’ e-commerce business.”

Customers will be able to use DB Schenker’s network of shared facilities to enable best-in-class e-commerce order fulfillment. As a strategic partner, Magento will provide merchants with a flexible shopping cart system based on open source technology.

Magento Commerce head of business development, Ryan Murden said: “We are pleased to welcome DB Schenker as our newest global logistics partner and look forward to helping our joint merchants achieve a smooth end to end e-commerce experience.”

DB Schenker said the new partnership with Magento underscores the company’s objective of becoming a leading global provider in e-commerce logistics.