DHL is one of the fastest air courier shipping modes when shipping from China to the UK. Normally, DHL air courier shipments from China to the UK can arrive in as quickly as 3-4 days. This includes delivery all the way to your address in the UK.
As DHL has a reputation for both speed and reliability, DHL is one of the most popular air courier shipping choices when shipping urgent express shipments from China to the UK.
Why is DHL so fast?
DHL specializes in cross-border international air courier shipping instead of domestic shipping. Therefore, when it comes to international air courier shipping, being the recognized global brand name that it is, it receives a very high volume of shipments and is therefore able to schedule flights from China to the UK and other countries more frequently and at shorter intervals than many competitors can.
Superior Online Tracking
What's more, DHL offers superior and more elaborate, detailed online shipping tracking information (via https://www.dhl.com/global-en/home/tracking.html) than many of its competitors can, allowing consignees all over the world to track their DHL shipments with a peace of mind.
Option to Ship from Hong Kong to UK instead of Mainland China to UK
When you use a China based freight forwarder (like CNXtrans) to ship from China to the UK, they will typically also give you the option to ship via Hong Kong. This is especially so for Shenzhen-based forwarders like CNXtrans. Shenzhen is the logistical hub of China and is also located just across the border from Hong Kong, giving it access to both mainland Chinese and Hong Kong shipping channels. Often, shipping via Hong Kong to the UK can be even faster than shipping from the mainland because Hong Kong's airport is an air courier logistical hub with multiple international DHL connecting flights on a daily basis. Goods can be sent from Shenzhen to Hong Kong Airport across land typically within an hour to 90 minutes.
How to Ship from China to UK via DHL?
While it is possible to set up your own direct account with DHL, this is typically more expensive and less convenient than going through a freight forwarder such as CNXtrans.
This is because DHL will not provide you with a warehouse or storage facility to store and consolidate your goods for international shipping. Instead, they will need to pick up your goods from each and every supplier you are shipping from and will charge you separately for each. By contrast, a freight forwarder such as CNXtrans will offer you a warehouse address in Shenzhen China where you can store, warehouse and consolidate all your goods for international shipping together from China to the UK via DHL or other shipping modes. Sea freight shipping is also available.
Furthermore, using a freight forwarder such as CNXtrans will give you access to lower shipping rates than you would pay if you were to go directly via DHL. This is because forwarders such as CNXtrans enjoy shipping discounts and lower rates for being able to ship a very high volume of shipments via couriers such as DHL. High volumes bring about bulk discounts.
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