Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research
Plantation, Fla. -- December 22, 2008
DHL, the world`s leading express delivery and logistics company, today announced it has been chosen by ThinkGeek.com to provide international shipping services for delivery of on-line purchases. This agreement enables ThinkGeek.com the ability to reach new markets and provide quick, reliable door-to-door delivery of intelligent, inventive, high-tech lifestyle products to consumers in over 220 countries and territories served by DHL.
"We`re pleased to partner with DHL and leverage their extensive global network to open up our products to many new markets throughout the world," said Caroline Offutt, Vice President and General Manager of ThinkGeek.com. "International customers have already praised the speed and quality of our service, in part, due to the responsiveness of DHL`s people and reliability of its global network."
ThinkGeek.com toys, high-tech gadgets, whimsical gismos, apparel and home & office products are housed in the ThinkGeek fulfilment center in New Jersey, where items are picked, packed, and shipped to customers all over the world via DHL`s international express services. DHL provides additional pickups during the day and operational resources for ThinkGeek.com to accommodate any volume fluctuations during peak season and all year.
International orders from ThinkGeek.com come in from all over the world. To ensure smooth, error-free door-to-door delivery, ThinkGeek.com customer shipments are monitored in real-time through five DHL regional Quality Control Centers to enable quicker transit times by watching checkpoints at gateways, hubs and pickup and delivery sites and through proactive customer notification.
"As the specialists in international shipping, DHL helps American businesses like ThinkGeek.com reach many more markets by leveraging an unparalleled global shipping network, helping them grow and flourish even during tough economic times," said Charles Brewer, Senior Vice President and General Manager for DHL Express.
DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized solutions from a single source.
DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, contract logistic solutions as well as international mail services, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding of local markets. DHL`s international network links more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Some 300,000 employees, including more than 40,000 employees in the U.S., are dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers` expectations.
Founded in San Francisco in 1969, DHL is a Deutsche Post World Net brand. The group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros (more than $93 billion) in 2007.
About ThinkGeek, Inc.
ThinkGeek is the e-commerce arm of SourceForge, Inc., and one of the leading online retailers for innovative technology products. Founded in 1999 to meet the gadget needs of the open source community -- the thousands of programmers, engineers, students and lovers of open source who were in the trenches as the Internet was forged -- the website now draws a wide cross-section of visitors and appeals to the geek in everyone.
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