DHL price hikes in line with FedEx

The UK arm of DHL Express have announced its annual general average price increase for the Time Definite Domestic, Time Definite International and Day Definite International products. These will be effective from the 1st January.

The average price increase in the UK will be 4.9%. For those reading last week’s Apex Insight feed, you’ll see that this is very similar to the price increases that FedEx announced for its global operations last week.

“The DHL Express network has been considerably strengthened over the last year, with the addition of new hubs with automated sorting capabilities and enhanced security measures in order to meet the requirements of our customers, partners and transport authorities,” said Ian Wilson, CEO, DHL Express UK.

“We have announced further investments in modernising our aviation fleet, introducing more green vehicles for inner city delivery and enhancing our ground infrastructure around the world. We have also deployed new solutions – such as On Demand Delivery and Parcel Lockers – to make the delivery process even more convenient for retailers and their customers in the dynamically growing e-commerce segment. Our annual price increase ensures that we can make the investments needed to meet our customers’ expectations and to continue to make them successful over the long-term.”

 
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