DHL upgrades online booking tool

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DHL, a leading logistics company, has upgraded its Import Express Online booking tool, to provide a fuller menu of user options that importers can use to accurately prepare shipments with maximum security, speed and visibility.

DHL’s Import Express Online is a Web-based tool that allows customers to simplify the way they manage their imports by reducing paperwork and improving communications between origin and destination.

With no software to install and no sign up fee, customers need only a computer, Internet access and a DHL Import Express account number to begin managing their import shipments, a statement said.

 “DHL Import Express Online offers over 15 user options, making it the most comprehensive importing tool in the online marketplace,” said Jimmy Yeoh, CIO, Asia Pacific & EMEA, DHL Express.

 “Accessible 24/7, customers can set up e-mail instructions and prepare shipment labels or invoices, securely and simply,” he added.

The benefits of Import Express Online include a simple and user-friendly navigation system, accurate transit time and rate quote calculations, piece-level shipment preparation and tracking visibility, the statement said.

The tool allows importers to attach documents to the shipment instructions and provide shippers at origin with standing authorizations as well as enables users to copy and paste address books to or from other shipping applications.

The improved online booking tool expands the benefits available to customers importing with DHL Import Express Worldwide, DHL’s business-to-business and door-to-door inbound delivery service for documents and packages from almost anywhere in the world.

Time-sensitive delivery options that promise a pre-9 or pre-12 delivery time for inbound shipments are also available, according to the statement.