It’s no secret that the internet has completely changed the way we do business, and for a multitude of reasons.
Undoubtedly, though, the biggest shift it has brought with it is the ability for bricks-and-mortar stores to take their businesses online and sell to people wherever they live—locally and internationally alike.
And the Filipino food industry is no different. There are a number of local businesses who have utilized e-commerce in combination with quality global delivery to become international food brands that sell to countries all over the world.
Three of the biggest success stories when it comes to Filipino food brands that are now delivering to a number of countries with the help of DHL Express include:
Located in Cebu, Titay’s initially sold their famous pasalubong line of products to travelers as they passed through the area. These range from biscuits and breads to their brand of coffee.
From this, they began receiving a number of enquiries from overseas regarding sale and distribution.
Although initially hesitant to do so because they didn't know how to ship and sell their products overseas, they collaborated with DHL Express who provided their cross-functional teams' support. We have been:
Guiding the team on how to pack their products appropriately so that they are suitable for air express cargo travel
Educating them on market insights and necessary documents to send their products hassle-free
Supplying them with free packaging and supplies
Selling gourmet Tuyo out of Aklan, Negros Occidental, Lorna’s Gourmet had a legitimate need for speedy delivery due to their perishable products.
With the help and guidance of DHL Express, Lorna’s Gourmet can now prepare the necessary documentation for swift shipping and pack their perishable gourmet bottles properly. Utilizing MyDHL+ for lightning-fast and ultra-easy logistics organization made cross-border order fulfillment a breeze!
A famous food brand in Davao, Rosarios Delicacies specializes in the local manufacture of cacao products including chocolate, tablea and durian jam.
Although their products were hot sellers, they were hesitant to also offer overseas sales due to the uncertainty of different countries’ importation requirements, including packaging and accompanying paperwork.
The team at DHL Express provided much-needed assistance by sharing the proper packaging guidelines and restrictions for the countries to which they were considering shipping. With that, Rosarios Delicacies is now able to sell their products in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Ready to take your local business to another level and become an internationally-famous food brand yourself? Taking the above Filipino food businesses as inspiration, here are the key learning points to consider if you’d like to meet or even surpass their successes.
Gain a solid understanding of the packaging requirements for every country you’re planning on shipping to
Determine what documentation is needed in order to minimize delivery time
Perishable or not, engage with a global delivery company that will go above and beyond to get your food brand’s packages to where they need to be quickly and carefully
If you’re interested in taking your Filipino food brand international, it’s absolutely vital that you engage with a global delivery company you can completely trust.
At DHL Express, we have a huge amount of experience working with the Filipino food industry, beauty brands and more, both locally and at a global scale, ensuring nothing but the best results time and again.
So grow your food business with the help of DHL Express for total peace of mind that every single one of the items you ship internationally is delivered on time and in pristine condition.