DHL Express International
While most people limit their sending habits to national deliveries, there are some situations in which international shipping is a must - especially if you are a business owner. There are plenty of companies that offer this option, one of them being DHL.
DHL has been offering international door-to-door delivery since 1969. During this time, it gained quite a large number of customers, who trust them to deliver their packages to their destination without any issues, which is why it shouldn't come as a surprise, that today it is one of the most entrusted parcel delivery providers.
The courier offers a wide range of services, thanks to which your parcel can reach its receiver within a week from the shipping date. What's more, the DHL drop-off locations are usually open on the weekends, which means that you don't have to worry about not being able to ship your parcel on Saturdays or Sundays.
DHL International Shipping FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
Since we understand that you might have some questions regarding the shipment of your parcels, we decided to gather all the most frequently asked questions below and provide you with an answer.
Where can I send my package?
DHL international shipping covers over 220 countries and territories all over the world. The list of locations includes Australia, EU countries (such as the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, etc.), the UK, the USA, China, and more.
They utilise all the possible ways of transport - air, land and sea - to make sure that your shipments get to their destination safe and sound.
How do I send my package?
Sending a package is very easy. The first thing you want to do is fill out the information about your package - this includes things like the country from which you will be sending the parcel, the country to which you want your parcel delivered, its weight, height, width and length.
Next, you have to pick the courier - in this case, DHL. Once that is done, you have to insert detailed information about the DHL parcel you wish to send, the receiver, as well as decide which service suits your needs the best (e.g., standard, DHL express, etc.). During this step, you can also add some extra services, such as parcel insurance or proof of delivery.
The last thing left to do is pay for the DHL parcel.
How do I prepare my package to be sent?
When preparing a parcel for delivery, especially an international one, one of the most important things you need to check is the customs standards. Depending on the country to which you want to deliver your parcel, there might be different rules regarding what can and cannot be sent, as all the countries have their own restrictions on that matter.
Additionally, you have to be careful about the box in which you are shipping your parcel. Just__ make sure that it is the right size and that you package it securely enough__ that it won't get damaged during the shipping process.
Also, make sure that the label is placed in a visible spot on your parcel so that the courier that will be handling your delivery, either from the pickup location or drop-off spot, will have no problem finding and scanning it.
Do I have to drop off my package somewhere?
It depends on what option you choose when making a shipment. If you choose drop-off, you have to take the parcel you want to ship to a DHL drop-off spot. If you choose parcel collection, on the other hand, you can arrange your parcel to be picked up from your home, your office or any other location - whatever is more convenient for you.
Will I receive information about the status of my package?
Yes, you can easily track at what stage your shipment is on our website - just click on the 'tracking' tab, insert your shipment reference and press 'search'.
Is DHL good for shipping orders from my business?
Yes, DHL is a very good choice when it comes to picking a shipping company for a business - whether it's an e-commerce website or a brick-and-mortar shop. It doesn't matter how many shipments you make per month - you will still benefit from using DHL and our site for shipping.
What's more, you can create a PacklinkPRO account, which greatly benefits any business. No matter how big or small it is and how many parcels per month it sends - with this account, you can receive special offers. It also allows you to track all your parcels within the same website, so you don't have to jump from, for example, your DHL account to your UPS account and so on when sending packages - you will be able to access all of them from your Packlink account.