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Old 21.11.2007, 17:07
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Anyone use dhl to deliver for their business

The reason I ask is that DHL are refusing to let us open an account with them because a proportion (maybe 30% or so) of our consignments will be going to home addresses. They only want B2B accounts. This sounds crazy because we have had quite a few deliveries to our home from DHL (and personal not business deliveries).

Can anyone recommend another overnight carrier for a small parcels to be delivered within Switzerland only? The Post are pretty expensive, at least compared to what DHL originally quoted us.
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Old 21.11.2007, 20:19
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Re: Anyone use dhl to deliver for their business

Unfortunately, I don't think there is a carrier within Switzerland cheaper than Die Post
I got a quote from DPD once. They seem reliable and competent enough. However, there cheapest rate is CHF 8.00/packet which is the same as A-Post at the post office. They ask for a signature from the recipient, though, and deliver next day.
There are some parameters you have to keep in mind. If I remember correctly, they were interested in fixing a certain turnover...
We work with the post office currently, print our stamps via Webstamp and take them across the road - we're lucky our branch is conveniently close.

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Re: Anyone use dhl to deliver for their business

Thanks, we got a good offer from DPD and will probably use them and the Post.

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Old 28.11.2007, 10:48
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Re: Anyone use dhl to deliver for their business

What is webstamp? Seems like maybe something that could be of use for us.....


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Unfortunately, I don't think there is a carrier within Switzerland cheaper than Die Post
I got a quote from DPD once. They seem reliable and competent enough. However, there cheapest rate is CHF 8.00/packet which is the same as A-Post at the post office. They ask for a signature from the recipient, though, and deliver next day.
There are some parameters you have to keep in mind. If I remember correctly, they were interested in fixing a certain turnover...
We work with the post office currently, print our stamps via Webstamp and take them across the road - we're lucky our branch is conveniently close.
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Old 28.11.2007, 11:03
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Re: Anyone use dhl to deliver for their business

Webstamp is a service from the post office. Go to the site www.post.ch, look for "Services" then Webstamp. The site is in German, French or Italian.
You can print your stamps adding your own pictures for stamps for letters. Stamps for parcels are without pics but with a barcode so you just stick it on the packet and drop it off at a local post office.
You have to sign up for the service (which is free, if you don't take into consideration that you have to buy stickers and printer ink yourself ) and I think you need a post office account.
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Old 28.11.2007, 11:17
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Re: Anyone use dhl to deliver for their business

Thanks! That definitely sounds like something we could use. And we do have a PC Konto so that is no problem. I have to say that the Swiss Post really is great in many areas.


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Webstamp is a service from the post office. Go to the site www.post.ch, look for "Services" then Webstamp. The site is in German, French or Italian.
You can print your stamps adding your own pictures for stamps for letters. Stamps for parcels are without pics but with a barcode so you just stick it on the packet and drop it off at a local post office.
You have to sign up for the service (which is free, if you don't take into consideration that you have to buy stickers and printer ink yourself ) and I think you need a post office account.
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Re: Anyone use dhl to deliver for their business

I would strongly advise anyone against using Fedex. I had a package sent to me from London 2 weeks ago and incredibly it ended up in the Philippines, where even there is was delivered to the wrong person. Fedex's customer 'service' is particularly useless and unhelpful and the only compensation they offer is a refund of the sending cost. I still haven't received the package.
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Re: Anyone use dhl to deliver for their business

At the company I work for we use DHL and TNT. TNT is really good, can't complain.
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Re: Anyone use dhl to deliver for their business

Yeah TNT is your best bet. Although i don't send packages internally in Switzerland, their service seems quite good.

TNT number: 0800 555 555
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