DHL Paket Shipping – All You Need To Know

DHL Paket is well-known for its fast and cost-effective shipping services for packages of up to 4.4 pounds going anywhere in the world. Based in Germany, DHL provides excellent domestic shipping options as well as uses the global postal network to deliver parcels quickly across borders and customs with little trouble. eCommerce businesses can utilize DHL Packet to reach endless markets and deliver their product to their destination within days – something most consumers have come to expect.


Why Choose DHL Paket Over Its Competitors

There are many benefits of choosing DHL Paket for your business needs in Germany. All parcels are provided with insurance coverage of up to EUR 500 as well as tracking numbers so you can always know where your package has been and will be next.

The best feature of DHL Paket is that it delivers all packages within 1 or 2 business days.


DHL Paket Shipping Rates

The cost of shipping with DHL Paket depends on the size of the parcel being shipped. They offer various rates for small and oversized packages. If you are shipping via online franking, pick up of your orders is free if you have a minimum of 4 shipments. Otherwise, it is EUR 3.00 per shipment. All fees include VAT.

DHL parcel 2 kg

DHL parcel 2 kg ships parcel up to a max. 60 x 30 x 15 cm. The cost of shipping starts at EUR 4.99 and can only be purchased online.

DHL parcel 5 kg

DHL parcel 5 kg is for parcels up to a max. 120 x 60 x 60 cm for a cost of about EUR 5.99 if purchased online or EUR 7.49 if purchased and shipped from an Outlet.

DHL parcel 10 kg

DHL parcel 10 kg ships parcel up to a max. 120 x 60 x 60 cm for an online shipping cost of EUR 8.49. If you’re shipping through an outlet, the cost will be EUR 9.49.

DHL parcel 31,5 kg

DHL parcel 31,5 kg ships package up to a max. 120 x 60 x 60 cm for EUR 16.49 if shipping online or EUR 16.49 if shipping through an Outlet.


Other fees may be added if an item is of bulky nature (it is not rectangular or rolled, has protruding parts, etc. and exceeds the maximum size in the offerings above). If an item is considered bulky it will include a charge of EUR 26.78.

DHL Paket International Shipments and Customs Documents to Speed Up Delivery

Sending shipments internationally has gotten a lot easier while using DHL Paket’s Saver Sets. If you’re shipping more than 10 packages internationally, you can save up to 19% on shipping costs by taking advantage of these options. The set starts at 2 parcels and goes up to 10 or more. Read more to know about DHL Paket parcel size & cost

For standard international shipping, destination countries have been compartmentalized into 8 zones. Thorough information on shipping internationally from Germany can be found on the DHL website, but below you will find a brief overview to give you an idea of costs and customs documents needed (or not needed).

Zone 1

All EU Countries. Dispatching to the rest of the EU from Germany does not require any customs documents and starts at a cost of about EUR 4.89 for an XS shipment.

Zone 2

Switzerland and Great Britain. An XS parcel shipped to Switzerland and Great Britain starts at EUR 8.89. Some service premiums apply for dispatching certain sized parcels to Switzerland. Customs documents are also required. You can find details about customs requirements below.

Zone 3

NonEU Europe starting at EUR 8.89 with some service premiums. Customs documents required.

Zone 4

Russia starting at EUR 8.89 with some service premiums. Customs documents required.

Zone 5

USA starting at EUR 8.89 with some service premiums. Custom documents required.

Zone 6

Parts of North Africa, Canada, the Middle East, and Parts of Asia starting at EUR 8.89 with some service premiums. Custom documents required.

Zone 7

China starting at EUR 8.89 with some service premiums. Custom documents required.

Zone 8

The Rest of The World starting at EUR 8.89 with some service premiums. Custom documents required.

International Shipping Labels & Customs Documents

If customs documents are required for your shipment destinations or before you dispatch, you will find all the information you need on the DHL website. Referring to the resources provided by DHL will save you a lot of time and headache when it comes to shipping internationally. According to DHL, the following important information applies:

  • Please make sure that you comply with the specific import and customs regulations of the destination country.
  • Shipments destined for countries outside the EU must always be accompanied by carefully completed CN23 or CN22 customs declarations. The number of customs declarations required is country-specific. For further information please refer to our country pages.
  • Check whether you also need to complete an export declaration.

Does DHL Paket Deliver on Weekends?

The simple answer is yes all DHL delivery services across North American and Europe, including Germany, deliver on Saturdays.

If a shipper or recipient prefers to have their package delivered on Saturday as opposed to the standard within 2-day delivery, they can request it at the time of dispatch.


DHL Features and Options for eCommerce Stores

What’s excellent about DHL Paket is that it allows you (or your customers) to choose which day they’d like their parcel delivered through their Preferred Day Service.

Also, if you use COD in your business, DHL has the Cash On Delivery option that puts the money into your bank account after the customer has paid. This service is an added EUR 6.90 in addition to other delivery fees.


Using DHL Paket to Automate the eCommerce Shipping and Delivery Process

DHL can integrate into your eCommerce platform from almost any host country in the world. You can use a third-party DHL app or DHL shipping plug-in easily to choose one or multiple shipping carriers to meet the needs of your business and customers.

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