It hasn’t been that long that same-day delivery has been thriving and all types of businesses have begun to implement it. When big companies like Amazon, Macy’s, Google, Wal-Mart, BestBuy, and more all dive into the service right before the holidays, it shows that it is becoming a huge commodity for other industries like carriers. Deutsche Post DHL Group has come on board in the carrier industry to offer same-day delivery, not by car, but via bus.
It is not strange when a carrier recognizes that buses are traveling a wide range of the same routes that packages, boxes and small parcels are intended to arrive at. It actually is a great idea for the Deutsche Post to have decided to test and see if it can indeed be successful. Post and Parcel recently released an article where the Deutsche Post DHL Group will begin testing same-day delivery in Berlin and Hamburg. They will be the first cities to try out the service, with hopes to expand into other city markets next year. It is necessary for same-day delivery to be incorporated into an industry where shipping by bus will work. The carrier business has the vast customer base to get the volume needed to generate a profit performing same-day delivery.
The article discussed how the Postbus service will occur. The customer will first print out their shipping documents, which they have the option of completing online. Then, they drop off their parcels to the Postbus Courier pick up point at the main omnibus station in Berlin or Hamburg. They then give their parcels to a service staff member, who places the item in a bag, seals it and stows the bag securely in the Postbus. Recipients can personally pick up items at the arrival destination, or have third party collect the items after proving their legitimacy through identification or providing the right parcel TAN.
“Postbus Courier is a new same-day delivery option that gives our customers another choice, using our intercity bus network for shipping particularly urgent items”, said Achim Dünnwald, CEO of Mail Communication at Deutsche Post and designated head of DHL Parcel. When a customer has a time-sensitive item or package, same-day delivery for a company has to be on time, even when it is via bus. On a normal basis, bus travel is not a preferred mode of delivery, however, PostBus will be an intercity option that will provide the convenience that customers are looking for.
All same-day delivery programs begins testing with certain charges to the customer to use the service. As Postbus introduces their service, the cost will be 20 Euros, which is to $27.54 US dollars. Customer have something that will give them the convenience and the pricing that they want. With Christmas around the corner, customers are going to need a Same-Day Courier like 1-800 Courier to get their products to their recipient’s door bell on time. The Dallas Courier has the ability to cover short and long distances for companies that need it in their delivery model. A number of big name retailers that offer same-day delivery in the US charge anywhere between $5 – $15.00 for their service. The bus service may cost a more, yet covers longer distances.
Reference: 12.7.15, www.postandparcel.com, Deutsche Post DHL Group trial same-day delivery via its bus network