By Marcus Leach

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express delivery company, has announced its partnership with Nectar Business, the UK’s leading business-to-business loyalty programme.

The partnership will provide better value for small and medium sized customers who send international parcels and documents. DHL Express is the only courier and logistics company to reward its customers with Nectar points.

The new signing sees Nectar Business offer its SME collector base even more ways to collect Nectar points on their everyday business expenditure. Starting from today, small businesses can collect two Nectar points per pound spent with DHL Express.

Shannon Diett, Director of Marketing at DHL Express UK comments: “This is just one of the many ways in which we are looking to support small businesses in an increasingly difficult economic climate. The partnership with Nectar Business is really exciting for us and we’re proud to be able to reward our customers through such a well established loyalty programme.

We strive to offer customers an industry leading customer service on their express shipment needs and now we can offer Nectar points in addition. This means small businesses can get even more for their money and is yet another way that DHL Express distinguishes itself in the market.”

Louise Isaacs, Head of Nectar Business comments: “At Nectar Business we always aim to offer our cardholders many opportunities to collect points. That’s why we’re delighted DHL Express has joined the programme as it increases the number of places where Nectar Business cardholders can collect points. We’re really excited about working with a globally recognised brand such as DHL Express and believe the partnership will deliver significant opportunities for DHL Express to acquire, grow and retain customers.

“Small businesses have lots of outgoings - from stationery and business insurance to transport and by collecting points with Nectar Business they can earn rewards on their every day business expenditure to spend on themselves or their business”

Businesses that sign up to the programme can collect points through all the Nectar Business partners which include Viking Direct, Dulux Decorator Centres, Brakes Food Services and Premierline Direct to name a few, as well as through the Nectar consumer programme. Cardholders can also collect points online with over 500 retailer partners at nectar-business.com.