DHL Rates Just Went DOWN for Authorized Shipping Centers
DHL is focused on the DHL Authorized Shipping Center
network as a high-priority initiative in the US. The DASC network is DHL's only retail presence in the US, so it is extremely important that the program benefits, products and support are the best available in the industry.
For the past several months, RSA staff and members of the DHL operations team have been communicating with and visiting DASC locations — looking for ways to help strengthen the relationship and to grow your international revenue.
Store owners from around the country have expressed their concerns on a variety of important issues, one of which is pricing on international shipping. Owners told us they wanted rates that would allow them to earn better margins while providing their customers with the most competitive price, best-in-class worldwide coverage, and top-notch service and support.DHL has been listening.
Starting July 1, 2010
all stores will be moved from RS2 to RS3 rates — the deepest discount available to the retail network — 63% off DHL's published rates!
Stores will receive this discounted rate through the remainder of 2010, so there will be plenty of opportunity for them to build international business and profit margins with DHL.
Here are some of the advantages of participating in the DHL Authorized Shipping Center
program: » DHL is recognized globally as the transportation leader — customers look specifically for DHL Authorized Shipping Centers for their international shipping needs
» DHL delivers to more countries than any other carrier
» DASC's are the only retail locations listed on DHL's online and phone store locators — DHL drives customers to your location and does not compete with you
» No Pickup Fees — waived for all DASC's
» No Remote Area Surcharges — waived for all DASC's (a minimum $24 savings over the competition)
» No Monthly Service Fees — waived for all DASC's
» DHL drop-off compensation is the best in the industry — $1.50 per drop off
All accounts will be re-coded internally at the DHL billing department. Stores will be invoiced at RS3 rates for all shipments made on their account as of July 1st.
If your store is using one of the three DHL-supported Point-of-Sale software systems (PostalMate, Resource, or ShipRite), the only step you will need to take will be to re-set your system to the RS3 rate structure.
If you use another method to price your shipments, you can login to www.rscentral.org
and access the RS3 rates on the DHL Resources
page. NOTE: If you are a franchise store owner participating in the DASC program, you can access your rates at your franchises' DASC Support website.
DHL is committed to the success of the Authorized Shipping Center
program and is willing to take action on behalf of loyal program participants. You should see this step to provide you with the best rates available to the industry as proof-positive that DHL is indeed committed, and focused on building a real partnership with the retail network.