November 10 2008

DHL To Quit Domestic Shipping In The USA

Deutsche Post has announced they will cease domestic shipping inside of the USA.

Good riddance.

Before I go any further, let me state that I am very sorry for the 9500 people losing their jobs.  That is never a good thing, and I hope they can find new work.  As for the company itself, I have never thrilled to their shipping, and I dreaded every time I learned a package was coming to me via their service.

They came to the USA in 2003 and began operations by buying Airborne Express, another service I never liked.  DHL tried to woo me away from UPS a few times, but I just didn’t like their set up, and my experiences with their deliveries didn’t make me want to run to having my customers having to deal with them.

Competition is always good for business, but DHL never was a big enough threat to UPS and Fed Ex to really matter.  They will continue to do international shipping, but they are closing everything down domestically in the USA and I for one couldn’t be happier about it.

Good luck to all those people who will be out looking for work, and I do truly mean that.

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