Partnership with Yamato Transport Expands Shipping Options for International Shippers Cutting Delivery Times by 40%
Weston, FL – June 1, 2005 DHL Smart & GlobalMail today announced a new postal parcel shipping option into the fast-growing Japanese market through cooperation with Yamato Transport U.S.A., Inc., that cuts delivery times by 40% and adds new product features.
The product provides a delivery time of 6-7 days and includes customs clearance. The new parcel delivery service also offers additional features such as track and trace, and a returns notification service that informs customers about shipments that could not be delivered. It offers a unique solution for a broad variety of businesses shipping light and heavy-weight items. Customers receiving parcels in Japan will be able to choose from six delivery time windows every day, including Sundays and holidays. Serving the increasing demand for a midrange-priced parcel delivery product in that market, the new parcel service is for dutiable and non-dutiable packets and parcels up to 55 lbs. (25 kilograms).
“A reasonably-priced, door-to-door parcel delivery service enhances our existing offering to Japan and emphasizes the strength of DHL Smart & GlobalMail’s network and expertise in the mail industry,” said DHL Smart & GlobalMail President and COO Joe Phelan. “This GLOBALMAIL PARCEL product is in line with our strategy to provide catalog, e-tail and retail companies a new option to reach their customers in key markets worldwide.”
“We are pleased to expand Yamato’s global reach through cooperation with DHL Smart & GlobalMail while we continue leveraging our capabilities as the best business partner for shipping needs in Japan,” said Yamato Transport U.S.A., Inc. President Toru Hiyoshi.
The successful partnership between Yamato and DHL Smart & GlobalMail started in 2004 offering a cross-border mail solution for publications, catalogs and product samples. The new agreement offering parcel shipment leverages Yamato’s full capabilities as the leading parcel service provider in Japan and expands the global reach of both companies.
About DHL Smart & GlobalMail
DHL Smart & GlobalMail is the leading one-stop solution for high volume mailers, providing domestic and international mail solutions. Through its global distribution network of 40 processing centers the company provides secure, reliable distribution of business correspondence, direct mail, catalogues, publications and parcels worldwide. Value-added services include production services, online tracking and reporting, address correction, mail activity reports and chargeback systems. DHL Smart & GlobalMail is 100 percent owned by Deutsche Post World Net. For more information, visit our web site: www.dhlglobalmail.com.
About Yamato Transport U.S.A., Inc.
Yamato Transport U.S.A., Inc., international subsidiary of Yamato Transport Co., Ltd., has opened the door for American customers to share Yamato’s expertise and experience. As Japan’s foremost delivery service provider, Yamato Transport U.S.A. offers support in every aspects of international shipping: export, import, small packages, catalog, sales support, logistics, Customs brokerage, warehousing and international relocation, along with Yamato’s global network. With 330 employees and 32 offices, the company has a strong presence nationwide. For more information, visit www.ytc-usa.com
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