How to Ship with DHL SmartMail

DHL is an excellent shipping service, quite popular with its instant delivery services worldwide. It provides limited domestic services in the US using the DHL SmartMail. Please note that DHL SmartMail is a service offered by DHL eCommerce, which is not to be confused with DHL Express. In this service, DHL handles the initial stage of delivery before they deliver the parcel to USPS to achieve the last-mile delivery. The DHL SmartMail services are majorly meant to provide affordable B2C shipping solutions for US-based eCommerce businesses to ship packages weighing under 25 pounds.

DHL SmartMail

DHL SmartMail meets the demands of the customers by providing the fastest delivery option while mitigating the shipping costs. Be it apparel, consumer electronics, or anything that comes under one pound, it can be shipped via DHL SmartMail service.

Delivery Times for DHL SmartMail services:

Expedited Max: It takes 2-3 Transit Days

Expedited: Takes 2-5 Average Transit Days

Ground: Takes 3-8 Average Transit Days

DHL SmartMail Services

DHL SmartMail Parcel: This service is for parcels that weigh less than 1 pound.

DHL SmartMail Parcel Plus: This service keeps the same delivery time frames and tracking number ability as SmartMail Parcel, but only for parcels that weigh between 1-25 pounds.

DHL SmartMail Parcel Return: This service is meant for businesses that are looking for a cost-effective solution for managing return shipments from customers.

DHL SmartMail Bound Printed Matter: Suitable for books, promotional materials, catalogues, brochures, and directory materials, as defined by the US Postal Service.

DHL SmartMail Flats: This service is for shipping documents and anything weighing under 1 pound that can fit in an envelope.

Key Features include:

  • Expedited Max shipments include Shipment Value Insurance up to $100.
  • Reduced shipping costs.
  • Security and accountability.
  • Flexible pickup times
  • Convenient electronic invoicing
  • Detail and summary billing available
  • ZIP Code validation
  • Estimated delivery date
  • Saturday delivery (free)
  • Full tracking visibility using the Customer Web Portal.
  • No delivery area or residential surcharge.

DHL SmartMail Tracking Services

The end-to-end tracking services offered by DHL SmartMail services are quite convenient. The business owners taking up this service can easily track the shipment via the DHL website.

Reduce your postage costs with DHL SmartMail

DHL SmartMail works with the USPS postal service to help the B2C eCommerce businesses successfully perform domestic deliveries across US locations. With USPS doing the last-mile delivery, the option is quite cost-effective for eCommerce businesses. DHL SmartMail services allow full shipment visibility at affordable prices. 

If you are looking to incorporate DHL Express services in your WooCommerce store, you can go for the ELEX WooCommerce DHL Express / eCommerce / Paket Shipping Plugin with Print Label.

The plugin has incredible features as mentioned in the below infographic:

DHL SmartMail

Know more about the plugin from the product page.

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