December 12, 2008
Today, December 12, is the last day to ship packages to Central & South America, and Africa via USPS Express Mail International, and still have your package delivered by Christmas.
According to the USPS shipping calendar, it is already too late for Priority Mail and First-Class Mail to arrive to any international destination in time.
I calculated the cost difference to send a package to Brazil. It is $48.50 to ship a 5 pound package using Express Mail International. It is $137.00 for Global Express Guaranteed—almost 3 times more!
So ship today and save!
For shipments to Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East, you have until Wednesday, December 17 to make the cutoff.
November 13, 2008
Some people are sour that DHL is shutting down their domestic ground and express operation in the U.S.
Can lemonade be made out of this lemon?
According to John Mullen, CEO of DHL Express, in early 2009, DHL will introduce their first deferred international (day definite shipping) product for U.S. customers, named Economy Select International. If this product is priced right, it could be a great option for shippers wanting an economical way to send their product internationally.
In addition, DHL Express will introduce time definite Express products from the U.S. with 9AM and 12 noon delivery to select destinations internationally.
DHL’s commitment is to focus on their core competence, international shipping. According to Mullen, “DHL will offer the latest pickup and the earliest delivery times into and out of many U.S. major metropolitan areas for international shipments and will continue to have a strong presence in the U.S. coupled with an unparalleled global network.”
Let’s hope that DHL will make shipping international more competitive with more options, better service, and lower prices.