U.S. Postal Service Status on International Mail Shipments (7/14/2020)

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With the coronavirus COVID-19 emergency continuing to spread around the globe, mail and small parcel operations are impacted worldwide. Between a shortage of commercial passenger airlines to carry the mail and local authorities and transit/destination postal services shutting down or restricting services, sending international packages with the U.S. Postal Service is resulting in longer transit […]

DHL Global Forwarding Expands Train Service Between Europe and China

DHL Global Forwarding Train Service

In response to heavy customer demand, DHL Global Forwarding, the freight forwarding specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, introduced two new block train connections from Germany to China at the end of May. A new connection serving from the KTL terminal on the BASF site in Ludwigshafen travels via Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan to […]

USPS International Shipments Take Forever Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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The U.S. Postal Service is struggling with international shipments and online merchants need to consider the situation and make appropriate adjustments to their selling strategy. Over the last two weeks I have seen an alarming uptick on Facebook online seller and merchant groups complaints about stuck shipments and no USPS tracking updates for weeks. Sometimes, […]

Whistl and UKP Worldwide Collaborate to Streamline Customs Clearance

Whistl

U.K. delivery management company Whistl and UKP Worldwide are collaborating to offer shippers a seamless customs clearance service for mail and parcel customers who operate internationally. The collaboration enables both their customer’s goods to pass through U.K. customs approved processes without unnecessary delay, which means they’re the only ones offering an inhouse customs clearance service […]

Survey Shows International Purchases Will Fall by 24% Because of COVID-19

Whistl

U.K. delivery management company Whistl has found that international online purchases in key markets will fall as a result of COVID 19. The recent survey of consumers in the U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Ireland and Australia were asked about the impact of COVID 19 on international online purchases with 24% saying they will decrease buying […]

Whistl and One World Express Form Partnership to Help UK Ecommerce Businesses

Whistl and One World

Whistl and One World Express have joined forces to offer ecommerce importers into the UK a tracked postal service, Insight, from 220 countries worldwide. Under the agreement, ecommerce importers will be able to print one label for an individual item in the country of origin and track it through the various transit stages, including customs […]

UPS Expands Seminars to Help Turkish Female Entrepreneurs Go Global

UPS, a global leader in logistics, continued a series of exporting workshops across Turkey to help women-owned businesses build their export capabilities in the cities of Manisa and Izmir with the support of entrepreneur and labor associations Kadın Girişimciler Derneği (KAGIDER) and Kadın Emeğini Değerlendirme Vakfı (KEDV). The event generated high interest with 220 women […]

What American Merchants Should Know When Selling to European Marketplaces

Webinterpret Selling Europe

With the holiday season around the corner, American marketplace merchants are gearing up for another merry ecommerce season. According to the ‘2019 Deloitte holiday retail survey,’ on average each US household is planning to spend nearly $1,500 this holiday season. More than three-quarters of shoppers admit they are likely to spend the same amount or […]

DHL Global Trade Barometer Shows Global Trade Continues at Moderate Pace

DHL Global Trade Barometer

The DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTB) indicates a further contraction in world trade for the next three months. The overall trade outlook is reduced by -2 points, to a new index value of 45. That means that global trade continues to lose momentum, albeit mildly. Against the previous updates, the downward tendency is largely moderate […]