Teams With DHL

April 1, 2009
Shoppers outside the US can place retail orders in the US and have them delivered through a mail forwarding and international express operation of and DHL. announced a three-year international express shipping contract with DHL International Express that enables shoppers outside the US to order products from any US Internet retailer and have them delivered through DHL's international express service.

The global packaing and mail forwarding service of has seen double and triple digit year-on-year revenue growth, according to the company. Its service receives packages on behalf of international purchasers and then consolidates the merchandise and ships it overseas for final delivery

The way it works is, an Internet shopper outside the US who registers with is supplied with a unique address at the company's distribution center in Bradenton, FL. After selecting and purchasing merchandise at a US retailer's website, the shopper enters the unique shipping address at the retailer's "checkout." When the shipment arrives in Bradenton, it is properly prepared for international shipping. Once the shipment leaves's facility, DHL notifies the purchaser by email with the tracking number for monitoring. The shipment is delivered within 1-4 days.

According to, within the last year, the company has experienced a substantial increase in usage of its services worldwide, including customers in Brazil, France, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Australia and the UK. "More and more American businesses are beginning to find revenue growth opportunities by reaching customers beyond their borders and traditional markets. These new opportunities require strong partnerships that address the complexities and requirements of global transportation," said Harley Ebert, vice president of field sales and regional sales director, DHL Express.

"DHL's knowledge of local customs, great coverage wherever our customers are located in the world, and reliable door-to-door delivery has helped us maintain the highest level of customer service and the best reputation in the industry," said Robert Chodock, chief marketing officer at In February, 2009, was named 2009 Exporter of the Year, Business Services by ThinkGlobal Inc., publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the US Commerce Department.

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