DHL Paket rationalises pricing

Deutsche Post DHL’s domestic parcels operation DHL Paket is altering prices for domestic and international parcel deliveries.

With regard domestic parcel prices the delivery company is simplifying tariffs by raising some prices and dropping others so no matter where the customer asks for a parcel to be sent (online or offline) the prices will be the same. A 2kg parcel can only be sent via online ordering and this will see prices go up from €4.99 to €5.49. Meanwhile the retail outlet price of a 5kg parcel will now drop from €7.49 to €6.99 per parcel.

Increased costs in transport, manpower, customs and air freight are all impacting the postal operator, which says that it is only partially passing on the costs to the end customer. This is particularly true with cross-border parcel deliveries. Terminal dues for sending mail and parcels between UPU member countries have gone up. These increased costs are only being passed on for sending parcels to the USA.

For sending parcels to non EU countries like the UK, Customs data entry fees of €1.70 will be charged by the retailer and not by DHL Paket, and will now be a €1 fee as opposed to €1.70. The GoGreen carbon offsetting product will be incorporated in all international shipments at no extra charge from 1st July too.

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