DHL introduces new product for international shipments of goods by private customers
The DHL Päckchen XS will complement the existing product range for larger-format international packages and parcels.
- DHL Päckchen XS for international shipment of small goods available from April 15, 2019
Shipping labels for the DHL Päckchen XS will be available from April 15, 2019, through DHL's online franking service, the DHL app or the online franking service in the Deutsche Post shop. The parcels can be dropped off at the more than 28,000 parcel drop-off points throughout Germany, including Deutsche Post retail outlets, DHL Paketshops, DHL Packstations and DHL Paketboxes.
Effective January 1, 2019, Deutsche Post changed its general terms and conditions to prohibit the shipment of goods in international letters. In doing so, Deutsche Post implemented the Universal Postal Union's division of international letter content into goods and documents and took the first steps to meet customs- and security-related demands from a growing number of countries for electronic registration of shipments that contain goods. For private customers, DHL offers its DHL Päckchen and DHL Paket products for international shipments of goods as they already satisfy these requirements in the online sector.
With Warenpost International, business customers can ship goods weighing up to 2 kilograms abroad, a minimum quantity of five shipments per quarter is required. Heavier goods can be shipped as DHL Paket.
A wide variety of Deutsche Post letter products remains available to both private and business customers for international document shipments.
Product characteristics for DHL Päckchen XS EU and DHL Päckchen XS Welt
Dimensions: 15 cm x 11 cm minimum, no minimum height; 35 cm x 25 cm x 3 cm maximum
Weight: Up to 2 kg
Price: EUR 4.89 for EU shipments; EUR 8.89 for worldwide shipments
Other services: Insurance up to EUR 50, including shipment tracking or delivery confirmed by signature, GoGreen
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