DHL Parcel introduces preferred delivery time option in Germany

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April 30, 2018: In a move to introduce more convenient services for millions of parcel recipients in Germany, DHL Parcel offers the option to arrange a preferred delivery time for any DHL shipment in future.

Earlier, it has been possible to use the preferred time option for shipments for which e-tailers offer the service as a shipping option in their shops. In the first half of the year, DHL Parcel will be introducing the option of booking a preferred time for any shipment - regardless of the e-tailer's shipping offering.

Initially, it will be possible to select a time between time 6pm and 9pm in twenty German conurbations. 

The new service will be offered at a promotional price in the initial period. However, at the end of the introductory period, the premium will increase. 

The service options are expected to be extended gradually.

"As market leader in the German parcel business, it is our aim to further align the delivery of parcels with the needs and wishes of parcel recipients and thus make life easier for them. The introduction of preferred delivery times for recipient customers is a consistent further expansion of our flexible parcel delivery offering," stressed Achim Dünnwald, CEO of DHL Parcel.

The option is of particular interest to recipients who are away from home during the day but still want to have their shipments delivered to their front door. 

The service can be conveniently added to an order through shipment tracking or parcel notification, via which DHL Parcel informs the recipient of the anticipated delivery time, and then paid for directly online.

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