DHL Express Easy tested in Canada

International delivery company DHL Express has launched DHL Express Easy, a new service that makes it easier for people to send parcels abroad by offering simple, predetermined rates to international shipping.

The new service is being piloted at four locations in Toronto and Vancouver and offers walk-in customers access to lower prices than the standard DHL Express Worldwide service. The Germany based international delivery aims to roll the service out across Canada by 2016.

Each box used for shipping DHL Express Easy is sold as a one box shipment, and comes with a defined maximum weight and a simple flat rate based on the DHL envelope and box size. Customers who visit one of the pilot locations can take advantage of the service and sent an international export delivery of document and non-documents in a more cost effective way .

Andrew Williams, CEO of DHL Express Canada said of the new service, “Canadians are always looking for the best ways to send gifts to their loved ones back home. DHL is excited to be able to bring a service like this to such a globally-diverse market.”

Using the DHL Express Easy service, e-commerce based companies in Canada can start to export their goods around the world using lower rates than they previously were able to access. This should help them grow their export business and may well help those businesses seeking to reach out abroad.

Williams continued, “Logistics services and expertise play a crucial role for SMEs to achieve the expansion of their business internationally. This new product provides practical, flexible solutions and, is intended to support the growth of our SME customers, who represent the driving force behind Canada’s economic growth.”
Overall companies such as DHL have been getting higher profit margins from their revenues but moving to smaller scale customers is seen as a key move to take advantage of the growth of e-commerce worldwide.