Optional Services

DHL offers a wide range of Optional Services – from non-standard deliveries and billing options, to climate neutral shipping – giving you flexible service options to fit your shipping needs!
Optional Services
Description
How We Charge
Cost
Preparation and Packaging
Shipment Preparation
Get extra hands to help with shipment volume fluctuations.
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Shipment Preparation

This is a convenient, fast and reliable service for seasonal or irregular shipments that require extra resources for their preparation.

DHL manages the entire process of waybill preparation, content selection, labelling and packaging, then sends the shipments to the designated domestic or international addresses.

Contact Customer Service or your Sales Representative for details.

Per Shipment
USD 22.00
Pickup Options

Dedicated Pickup

Do you have a special pickup request?
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Dedicated Pickup
If your business needs a dedicated vehicle to collect unusual shipments, or a pickup outside normal business hours, we can arrange this for you. For further assistance please contact your local Customer Service.
Per Shipment
€ 20.00 or € 0.45 per kg
Duty Billing Services
Duty Tax Paid
Customs charges can be billed to a DHL account at origin or third country
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Duty Tax Paid
At customer’s request, DHL clears the shipment at destination and arranges for the applicable import duties, taxes and regulatory charges to be invoiced to a specified DHL account at origin or third country, rather than the receiver of the shipment being billed at destination.
Per Shipment
USD 18.00 or 2% of the fiscal charges if higher
Duty Tax Importer
Customs charges can be billed to a DHL account at destination
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Duty Tax Importer
At customer’s request, DHL clears the shipment at destination and arranges for any applicable import duties, taxes and regulatory charges to be invoiced to a specified DHL account at destination.
Per Shipment
USD 10.00 or 2% of fiscal charges if higher
Duty Tax Receiver
The receiver can be billed for customs charges
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Duty Tax Receiver
This default service covers any import of a non-document shipment for which DHL has used its own credit line with customs to advance or guarantee the payment of duties, taxes or regulatory charges on behalf of importers and consumers with whom DHL has no contract.
Per Shipment
€10.00 or 2% of the fiscal charge, if higher
Delivery Options
Neutral Delivery
If you don't want to share the value of goods with the receiver.
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Neutral Delivery
This service allows for the delivery of any shipment, without its value being shared or exposed to the receiver. DHL will ensure any paperwork exposing the value of the goods is removed from the shipment prior to delivery.
Per Shipment
USD 5.55
Saturday Delivery
Have your shipment delivered on a Saturday.
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Saturday Delivery

We offer Saturday delivery services to key cities in more than 70 countries.

To check availability, please contact our Customer Service.

Per Shipment
USD 34.00
Residential Address
Get alerts and scheduling options for home deliveries.
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Residential Address

Customers shipping to a home or private residence can activate specific delivery options by designating the delivery address as residential.

For such shipments, DHL Express will proactively notify the receiver via email or SMS about the shipment’s progress. Receivers can then select the most suitable delivery option on the On Demand Delivery website.

Per Shipment
USD 3.00
Direct Signature
When you want to be sure the package is in the right hands.
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Direct Signature

If you are sending sensitive documents or high value contents you can request DHL to obtain a direct signature from the consignee or a representative at the delivery address.

DHL will ensure your shipment is not re-directed, or delivered at an alternative address.

Per Shipment
USD 6.00
Dedicated Delivery
We can make special delivery arrangements when needed.
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Dedicated Delivery
At customer’s request, an immediate or non-routine, once only delivery of a shipment within a normal working day or a holiday that involves a specific vehicle such as tail lift truck or more than one courier. For further assistance please contact your local Customer Service.
Per Shipment
€ 40.00 or € 0.45 per kg
Signature Release
Authorize delivery without a signature.
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Signature Release
When selected, DHL is authorized to complete delivery, or leave the shipment in a designated place, without a delivery signature.
Per Shipment
No Charge
Additional Services
Change of Billing
When changes to your billing invoice are required.
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Change of Billing
This applies when a customer requests a change of defined billing information on an already issued invoice, which will result in a reissuing of the invoice and, in case of an account change, crediting of the old account and debiting of the new.
Per Invoice
USD 10.00
Verbal Notification
DHL will keep you posted!
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A specific contact person can receive a verbal phone call from Customer Service at an agreed time. DHL will provide information about select key transport events, incidents, or confirm delivery.
Per Shipment
USD 2.22
More About Optional Services
More About Optional Services
  • Charges for Optional Services are in addition to applicable transportation charges.
  • Service availability is based on shipment and destination. All services may not be available in all areas.
  • Not all Optional Services are available for every shipment or in every country.
  • Services are subject to DHL Terms and Conditions, and/or as set forth on the waybill of the country of origin.
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