New service gives e-tailers and mail order companies a more affordable
postal parcel shipping option
WESTON, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers in the U.K. represent a
rapidly growing online retail market, and now American companies have a better
way to reach them. DHL Global Mail has introduced Track U.K., a residential
parcel service that offers fast transit times, tracking visibility and
customer-friendly delivery options -- all at cost-effective rates. The mail
expediter can offer this unique array of advantages by combining its strengths
with those of other units within the Deutsche Post DHL group, including
courier and logistics expertise. DHL Express handles final delivery for the
new service, ensuring Track U.K. parcels never leave the global logistics
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This service is the latest innovation in DHL Global Mail's ongoing effort
to meet U.S. companies' demand for midrange-priced residential parcel delivery
solutions to foreign countries with Track & Trace visibility. Having launched
similar services to Latin America, Japan and eight other Asian countries in
recent years, DHL Global Mail (www.dhlglobalmail.com) now provides parcel
tracking to 32 international destinations through its worldwide delivery
DHL Global Mail, which offers unmatched solutions for high-volume mailers
and parcel shippers, developed Track U.K. in response to customer requests.
The U.K. is already a major parcel market, and Verdict Research, a Datamonitor
company, has predicted online retail spending there will reach 44.9 billion
pounds Sterling ($67.7 billion) by 2012--nearly triple the 2007 level of 14.7
billion pounds ($22.2 billion).
"By extending our suite of Track & Trace parcel services to include the
U.K., we are pleased to provide another way to help our customers grow their
businesses internationally," said Paul Tessy, Vice President of Product
Management, Commercial and Strategy, for DHL Global Mail - Americas. "Track
U.K. is an attractive option because it is reasonably priced, yet offers
faster transit times and better customer service than traditional mail
Average transit times are 3-5 days for the new service, which covers 100%
of the U.K. -- including Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and offshore
islands. Among other advantages, Track U.K. features an extended delivery
window up to 9 p.m. and allows consumers to arrange alternative delivery times
to suit their schedules. As a result, more consumers get their deliveries the
first time and companies receive fewer returned packages.
Customers can easily track their shipments through DHL Global Mail's
industry-leading Web Portal, which also provides access to invoices and custom
reports to help companies manage their international shipping programs.
Additionally, Track U.K. includes customs clearance and returns notification,
and both free domicile and non-free domicile are available.
DHL -- The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The
Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international
express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract
logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network
composed of more than 220 countries and territories and 310,000 employees
worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to
satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility
by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more
than 54 billion euros in 2008.
For further information:
For further information: Jane Bergos, Director of Marketing and
Communications, DHL Global Mail - Americas, +1-954-903-6359,
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