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Logistics company inks deal with coop industry

Ehda M. Dagooc - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  Helping the Philippines’ cooperative sector to ride on with the growth of logistics moving forward to the new normal, DHL Express inked partnership with Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).

Under the partnership, DHL supports and extends accounts-promotional offers and discounts to international orders made via CoopBiz, CDA’s e-Commerce marketplace for cooperatives.

To provide an enabling environment for cooperatives and usher further the growth of cooperatives in the country, the CDA has developed an innovative marketing platform called CoopBiz. It is designed to showcase cooperatives’ unique and quality products in the local and international marketplace. This initiative of CDA in instituting reforms through innovative solutions will assist the cooperatives in marketing their products and services and establishing a marketing network, especially during the pandemic.

At least 30 cooperatives with unique and quality products have signified their readiness and anticipation to be part of the initial implementation of this global marketplace for cooperatives in the Philippines.

Qualified cooperatives that register on CoopBiz will be able to use DHL Express services to ship their goods and products. Furthermore, they will have access to exclusive promo codes and discounts on shipment bookings made via the platform.

DHL Express customer service is also available to assist bookings or queries on the promo codes.

DHL Express Country Manager, Nigel Lockett and Undersecretary Joseph Encabo, signatories to the MOA, expressed their enthusiasm and optimism with this partnership.

“The cooperative sector has untapped potentials in the international market. We are thrilled to be working with CDA to provide and extend possibilities for these enterprises, making it easier for them to prosper through technology and digitalization,” said Nigel Lockett, Country Manager for DHL Express Philippines.

“Cooperatives can fully harness our worldwide network to expand their businesses by leveraging our presence in over 220 countries and territories, paired with our logistic expertise,” Lockett added.

On the other hand, CDA will actively promote and market the promotional offers to its cooperatives through SMS and e-mails, on its official website, social media sites, mobile applications, and other channels.

According to CDA Cooperatives statistics, there is a total of 18,857 operating cooperatives nationwide as of December 31, 2021.

Cooperatives are known worldwide that it is capable of contributing significantly to social integration, job creation, and poverty reduction.

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