From January 1: New prices at DHL and new service for residential customers
First price changes for small packets and parcels in almost two yearsBonn, 12/08/2004, 10:30 AM CET
On January 1, 2005, DHL is to change its parcel and small packet prices for the first time in almost two years because of general cost rises. At the same time, DHL is to provide a new, free service for its residential customers: From the start of January, they will be able to track their parcels on the Internet. This service has only been provided for business customers to date.
Small packets and parcels cost 4 to 5 percent more on average because of general cost increases. Rationalization measures alone are no longer sufficient to compensate for additional costs in production and HR, as well as those caused by rising fuel prices.
From January 1, a small packet will cost 4.30 euro (increase of 4.9 percent) and a standard parcel weighing up to 5 kg will cost 7 euro (increase of 4.5 percent). These developments will not affect DHL's e-parcel service: These shipments, weighing up to 31.5 kg, can be ordered conveniently on the Internet - for a fixed price of 10 euro including collection from the customer.
The full price list showing all of the new prices will be published on the following website from January 1, 2005: www.dhl.de.