DHL launches Päckchen XS for international shipment of small goods

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DHL has launched Päckchen XS International, a new product for private customers wishing to ship small parcels that weigh up to 2kg (4.4 lb) and are within specified size limits; the price is €4.89 (US$5.53) to other EU countries and €8.89 (US$10.05) to all other countries. The DHL Päckchen XS will complement the existing product range for larger-format international packages and parcels.     

Shipping labels for the DHL Päckchen XS will be available through DHL’s online franking service, the DHL app, or the online franking service in the Deutsche Post shop. The parcels can be dropped off at the more than 28,000 parcel drop-off points throughout Germany, including Deutsche Post retail outlets, DHL Paketshops, DHL Packstations and DHL Paketboxes.

Effective January 1, 2019, Deutsche Post changed its general terms and conditions to prohibit the shipment of goods in international letters. In doing so, Deutsche Post implemented the Universal Postal Union’s division of international letter content into goods and documents and took the first steps to meet customs- and security-related demands from a growing number of countries for electronic registration of shipments that contain goods. For private customers, DHL offers its DHL Päckchen and DHL Paket products for international shipments of goods as they already satisfy these requirements in the online sector.

A wide variety of Deutsche Post letter products remains available to both private and business customers for international document shipments.

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With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.

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