DHL Offers Discounts for SMEs Exports

A 20% discount will apply for less-urgent shipments to the U.S. from any Central American Country.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Dubbed 'DHL Economy Select', the service offers day-definite reliability with email updates and online tracking.

Roger Crook, CEO of DHL Express for the Americas Region, stated: "During times of economic uncertainty, finding cost-effective service alternatives like this is essential".



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Better Odds for SMEs who Export

February 2013

SMEs involved in international markets are twice as likely to succeed than those that operate only domestically.

From an article in DHLnews.com:

Small and medium sized enterprises focusing on internationalization thrive in the "global world"

A study by DHL shows that SMEs involved in international markets are twice as likely to succeed than those that operate only domestically.

Air Freight from Panama to Venezuela

September 2012

DHL opens new air cargo route between Panama and Venezuela, offering the possibility of reaching the South American country without going through the United States.

An article in Estrategiaynegocios.net reports that "By implementing a direct route bypassing Miami logistics operations will be streamlined, resulting in a reduction of at least two days in connection and customs processing time for nationalization and delivery of the goods, which takes on average between 2 and 4 days from when the cargo arrives in Venezuela. Not to mention that with this new route customers will be able to reduce their transportation costs from the airport to their final destination in the central region of the country. "

Growing Business: Online Coupons

August 2012

Offering discounts of over 50%, Costa Rican companies that sell discount coupons online are growing and multipling.

Companies offering discounts or coupon books online, Estacion506cr.com and Yuplón.com were joined by Titicupon.com on August 16.

Titicupon spokeswoman, Mary Gens Araya, told Elfinancierocr.com that since it opened, user interest has been increasing and the market still has room for new players, but "only companies who demonstrate that they can offer quality, security, reliability and efficiency will feature in the final number of players in the market. "

Why do SMEs fail?

March 2012

Over 50% of SMEs fail before they are three years old, 90% are no more than five years old and only 10% survive.

In the case of Nicaragua the subject is sensitive, "because 60 percent of its business backbone is made up of micro, small and medium enterprises, which account for 40 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), estimated at more than six billion dollars.

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