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 DHL Express Maximum Piece Weight and Dimensions Update

Starting September 1, 2018, DHL Express is making some updates to Weight and Dimension restrictions. To ensure the best possible speed of the DHL world-class network, DHL Express will only accept shipments that contain pieces up to 660 pounds (300 kilograms) in actual weight and 118 inches (300 centimeters) in length. The total maximum weight for a multi-piece shipment remains unchanged, at 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms). This is exclusively for the Time Definite International (TDI) product. PSCSHIP will also be adjusting our system so that you will no longer be able to book these TDI shipments for pick-up. DHL EXpress couriers and warehouse employees will not process these pieces, but will return the entire shipment if it exceeds these limits.

Keep in mind that this change will only affect you if you are processing shipments with pieces over 660 pounds (300 kilograms) in scale weight or 118 inches (300 centimeters) in length. Remember, you could always break these down into smaller individual pieces that are accepted in the DHL Express network. If you are concerned about how these changes will affect you or you need additional shipping options, please contact your sales representative or call our Customer Service Team at (800)827-7987.

You can also download the updated packing guide for complete guidance on all packing regulations.

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DHL Express Policy Update: Updated Packing Guidelines – EFFECTIVE 1st JUNE 2018

DHL Express is implementing a new standard to ensure your international packages to be transported more safely and easily than ever before.

Packages that are not properly packed can be easily damaged as well as inflict damage to other shipments. To ensure your items arrive in the exact condition in which they were shipped, as of June 1, 2018, all shipments and pieces entering the DHL network will need to be properly packed. Trained couriers will assess the packaging at the time of pick-up and will only accept adequately packed shipments.

Below is an easy visual to help you with packaging. If you have further questions, please download the updated packing guide or call our Customer Service Team  at (800)-827-7987.

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PSCSHIP now has USPS Domestic Services

 

 

PSCSHIP now has USPS domestic services. Convenience and savings at your finger tips.

Many of our customers have asked us about USPS domestic services though our on-line system. We are pleased to announce that our regular users of PSCSHIP  now have access to USPS domestic services!

The USPS domestic services have been enabled for your convenience. The only thing you need to do is set up your Prepay Account in PSCSHIP.  Just two quick steps, and your Prepay Account can be setup and you can start shipping. Watch the video below to Get started Today!

The USPS domestic services available include:

  • USPS Express
    • Express Flat Rate Envelope
    • Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope
    • Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope
  • USPS Priority
    • Priority Flat Rate Envelope
    • Priority Flat Rate Padded Envelope
    • Priority Legal Flat Rate Envelope
    • Priority Small Flat Rate Box
    • Priority Medium Flat Rate Box
    • Priority Large Flat Rate Box
    • Priority Regional A Flat Rate Box
    • Priority Regional B Flat Rate Box
  • USPS First Class Package ​

Video: How to Setup Your USPS Prepay Account in PSCSHIP

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Preferred Shipping & EXIM Bank Free Webinar on Document Compliance

Export Documentation Compliance: Getting PAID
Watch the Webinar Recording

International shipments often face customs and delivery challenges.

These challenges are often due to inaccurate export documentation which can lead to payment problems.

If you missed the webinar or want to review it again the recording is now available. Preferred’s Vice President, Michael J. Ryan, Preferred’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Adam Young, and EXIM Bank’s Regional Director of Greater Houston, Eric A. Miller discuss how to avoid costly documentation errors, streamline your logistics operations, and protect against nonpayment risk.

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Preferred Shipping is joining EXIM Bank to present a Free Webinar on Document Compliance

Export Documentation Compliance: Getting PAID
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST

International shipments often face customs and delivery challenges.

These challenges are often due to inaccurate export documentation which can lead to payment problems.

Please join us as Preferred’s Vice President, Michael J. Ryan, Preferred’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Adam Young, and EXIM Bank’s Regional Director of Greater Houston, Eric A. Miller discuss how to avoid costly documentation errors, streamline your logistics operations, and protect against nonpayment risk.

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Delivery Convenience

This article originally appeared in the January/February, 2018 issue of PARCEL

This was a successful and challenging peak season. Most volumes have exceeded projections, which has put pressure on the carriers to meet their customers’ delivery expectations. However, there is a bigger problem that is getting more and more exposure: theft of parcels from doorsteps and apartment/condo foyers. The result is a growing demand for safer and convenient delivery. The amount of parcels that are being delivered is growing exponentially, and by default, so is the theft of these parcels. Having free two-day delivery means nothing if the parcel is not there when you expect it.

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New Ecommerce Fulfillment Facility opening in Sugar Land Industrial Park (Right outside Houston, TX)

Preferred Fulfillment proudly announces the opening of a state-of-the art 63,000 square foot warehouse facility in the Sugar Land Industrial Park. The building is fully racked, highly-secured, and specifically equipped to support small and large package fulfillment, quickly and efficiently.

Conveniently accessible to Highway 59, Highway 90A, and The Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) this facility accommodates domestic and international E-commerce fulfillment and last-mile delivery for the Greater Houston area.

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2017 DHL Express Zone Lookup Instructions

DHL is consistently investing in customer experience to facilitate this the US has moved onto a new Global platform. This conversion required a modification to the destination zone naming convention that was previously provided as part of the DHL customer rate card. The changes being made affect labeling and rate-card presentation only – they do not alter the actual rates or fees charged for shipments moving between any two countries.

Here is an updated guide the refined zones and how to look them up.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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PSCSHIP is getting even easier to use!

Our easy-to-use online platform is about to get even easier!

We are launching a new-and-improved version of PSCSHIP, our proprietary shipping software! The new system will go live September 5. In the meantime, when you login to PSCSHIP, you will start seeing a notice about the new system.

We will continue to provide you more information in the coming weeks about the system update, including training materials and a webinar demonstration. Please know we are committed to making this a smooth transition for your business.

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