Breakbulk shipping is especially useful for businesses that send a high volume of orders to a single export destination. Instead of sending them out individually, incurring high customs fees, these can be consolidated into one shipment.
Also known as open cargo shipping, breakbulk shipping involves loading items onto pallets, drums, crates or skids instead of large containers, making it easier to separate products so they can be shipped to different locations. It can help businesses that ship in bulk save costs and streamline processes. This type of shipment is popular among shippers that transport large quantities of items, such as electronics retailers, clothing manufacturers, and food producers.
DHL Express Breakbulk (BBX) is a shipping service that allows companies to ship multiple products and consignments as a singular entity and under one air waybill and invoice, saving time and costs for the shipper. This article aims to explain the benefits of BBX and how it can prove crucial for your company in the shipping and export industry.
Apply for a DHL Express Business Account. The DHL Express team will contact you to set up an account.
Set up DHL Express as a courier service on your third-party e-commerce platform. You will be provided access to your credentials to the DHL EXPRESS API (MyDHL API) so that you can integrate this into your website.
Start sending consolidated shipments by adding the BBX product code to your account.
When preparing your shipment, first generate your air waybill (AWB) as you would any regular shipment. This will be your parent AWB. Include important details such as the weight and dimensions of your parcel and both the shipper’s and receiver’s addresses and details.
After you have generated the parent air waybill (AWB), it can be used to create your child AWBs. It is similar to creating a parent AWB, except that the parent AWB needs to be put into the order dialogue box.
Contact your DHL Express account manager if you have any trouble during the setup process.
DHL Express Breakbulk (BBX) services can streamline your entire shipping operation, from costs to efficiency in clearing customs to less paperwork on your end. As the leading logistics and delivery provider in the world, we are committed to offering faster deliveries and creating solutions for your logistics issues using the most advanced technology. Here at DHL Express, we offer a variety of add-on services and ensure your shipments are guaranteed safe arrival at their destinations.
Reach out to us to learn more about our breakbulk shipping terms and rates when planning your logistics strategy. Start by opening a business account with DHL Express now, and take advantage of our breakbulk logistics services to set you apart from your competition.