GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

NEW YORK, Feb 14 (FAM) – A study by DHL Express predicts cross-border e-commerce will grow at an annual average rate of 25 per cent between 2015 and 2020, to rise in value to US$900 billion from a starting point of $300 billion. That rate is twice the pace of domestic e-commerce retailers and manufacturers in the six countries covered by the research.

Faster shipping options, including express shipping and customised last-mile options, correlated to 60 per cent higher growth rates than e-retailers who didn’t provide such services.