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A guide to international shipping with MyDHL+ total logistics solutions

Business · 4 Mins Read

A guide to international shipping with MyDHL+ total logistics solutions

Shipping is one of the most important aspects of any retail business, especially when you have to constantly ensure that your products arrive on time and intact as promised to your customers. When done correctly, it can help establish credibility and trust with every customer, no matter where they are located at. Look at it this way – shipping is essentially not just about getting products to customers; it's also an important branding tool for your company. With this in mind, there are a number of things you can do to improve your shipping practices, starting with adopting MyDHL+. 

As a one-stop shipping management solution for all DHL Express user types, MyDHL+ further automates the preparation process to improve your overall efficiency. Here’s how MyDHL+ range of total logistics solutions can overcome some of the most common challenges associated with shipping. 

Shipping problems and solutions

1. Writing Air Waybills

As businesses continue to shift their focus to a more digital approach, the use of handwritten Air Waybills (AWB) is becoming a thing of the past. However, some companies may prefer this process of manually writing out important details like the name and delivery address. Yet, this is often inefficient, involves several unnecessary steps and can be prone to error. Handwritten information must also be legible or it can otherwise be misread and cause confusion during shipping. 

Not only does this mean that the package might not reach its destination, but you may also have to go through the trouble of re-delivering it to your customer. 

Why you will love using MyDHL+

A better solution is to use MyDHL+ to speed up the process. Via a single-screen navigation system, be instantly notified of any typos in your entry and correct them on the spot so you can proceed with the order completion smoothly.   

To save you time and energy, MyDHL+ also recalls and displays previously entered addresses. This feature will not only give you the reassurance of entering in addresses accurately, but you can also stay informed on both new and repeated customers purchasing from your brand. 

2. Getting past customs

As a business, you may also encounter a variety of customs clearance issues pertaining to anything from incomplete shipping information to inaccurate duties. Even for the most seasoned business owners, this aspect of shipping can be complex and time-consuming. It's thus crucial to understand the regulations and requirements that apply when delivering products to your overseas customers. 

Why you will love using MyDHL+

Among the extensive collection of logistics solutions available on MyDHL+ dashboard, one feature you may find incredibly helpful is the ability to get instant transportation rate quotes as well as estimates for duties and taxes. You can get first hand information on any changes that could affect your shipments and make more informed decisions for your business. 

Through this platform, you can also minimise errors in documents like your shipping labels and Customs documents before selecting the number of copies to print. Quick shipping is often reliant on these details being correct. Via MyDHL+, companies can avoid common mistakes that delay packages, ensuring that deliveries go out faster and more efficiently.

3. Arranging multiple shipments

One thing that can overwhelm any business is when you have multiple shipments going out at once. Especially as your business grows, it's easy to lose track of which items go with which shipment, and what documentation is needed for each one. This can lead to a wide range of problems, including missed delivery dates and high shipping costs. If your company deals with shipping products to different locations on a regular basis, you know the importance of having a streamlined process for doing so.

Why you will love using MyDHL+

With MyDHL+, companies can simply book a courier via MyDHL+ and arrange for the collection of all shipments to be picked up on the same day. At this point, you can share shipping information with your customers and keep them updated on the status of their orders. With DHL Express as your trusted logistics solutions provider, you can also track and trace your shipments to ensure they are delivered to your customers – all on a single platform. 

Moving forward, choose your go-to shipping arrangement on MyDHL+ and organise repeat shipments with a single click. 

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Today's consumers expect hassle-free shipping on all orders, no matter how small. This puts pressure on businesses to streamline their delivery services in order to keep up with the competition. It is thus important to understand the express shipping industry and how it impacts your retail strategy. As such, choosing the right logistics solution provider has become imperative for businesses. 

With MyDHL+ under DHL Express, you can continuously provide your customers with the best possible shopping experience while simplifying your own shipping practices. Rest assured you have a reliable delivery partner to complement your company as you expand your customer base. Submit your DHL Express business account application to get preferential shipping rates today!

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