New Date-Definitive Delivery Service Will Be Available to 93% of ZIP Codes Across Quiet Platforms’ Nationwide Network
PITTSBURGH, August 02, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quiet Platforms, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO), today announced that it has launched a partnership with global logistics leader DHL eCommerce Solutions to offer a new delivery service available exclusively to retailers and brands in the Quiet Platforms network. The date-definitive delivery service is slated to reach 93% of postal codes across Quiet Platforms’ national network without requiring any custom integration or lengthy setup. Under the partnership, the two companies will also collaborate to develop new delivery services for future rollout.
"DHL is known and respected worldwide for both the quality and variety of its service offerings," said Shekar Natarajan, EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer of AEO and head of Quiet Platforms. "As we continue to onboard new customers and scale the volume of parcels running through our network, DHL eCommerce Solutions will be a key partner in ensuring we are providing the best possible delivery experience to end customers—including scheduled home delivery for the exact day that is most convenient for them."
The service is the latest example of Quiet Platforms taking a technology-first approach to logistics, utilizing smart sortation and planning intelligence to achieve deep carrier injection. The collaborative solution provides retailers and brands in the Quiet Platforms network with access to affordable last-mile services that reduce costs while delivering a superior customer experience.
"Quiet Platforms’ innovative sharing model is redefining efficiency, sustainability and service across the supply chain, including last-mile delivery," said Lyle Sanderson, Regional Vice President of Sales, DHL eCommerce Solutions. "We’re thrilled to partner with the company to offer our unique, date-definitive delivery service to retailers and brands in the Quiet Platforms network, and we look forward to co-developing new services with the team in the future."
This new partnership is the latest step in Quiet Platforms’ strategy of building out a nationwide footprint in parcel delivery to service its retail and brand customers and level the playing field for enterprises of all sizes. The company recently announced it has expanded its fulfillment capabilities with the activation of a new, multifunctional, connected fulfillment facility in Atlanta, which was launched in under 60 days.
About Quiet Platforms
By creating interoperable open and sharing supply chain platforms powered by an intelligent and unified orchestration layer, Quiet Platforms helps companies collaborate to drive scale efficiencies and sustainability. The plug-and-play, open-sharing platform is enabling globally renowned retailers such as Peloton, Steve Madden, Li & Fung and more than 60 others to optimize their inventory and access digital capabilities such as track and trace to increase efficiency and improve margins. A wholly owned subsidiary of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO), Quiet Platforms levels the playing field for small and midsized retailers by providing access to shared supply chain assets and relationships across every link of the chain—so they can ship less and operate more sustainably.
DHL – The logistics company for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world."
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 81 billion euros in 2021. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.
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