DHL vs DHL Express

Do you want to ship via DHL and are you wondering what the differences are between DHL vs DHL Express? You can read it here.

Chantal van Thiel

Chantal has been writing about logistics topics for almost two decades and has worked for major international carriers.

Want to ship via DHL and wondering what the options are? And what are the differences between DHL vs DHL Express? You can read about it here.

DHL vs DHL Express: What's the difference?

What is the difference between DHL and DHL Express? DHL is an international carrier and DHL Express is one of the divisions of DHL. The DHL Express division offers international and national express shipments for packages and documents for private and business customers. Via ParcelParcel, you can easily ship with DHL Express. On our website, you can read more about the carrier DHL. And also about DHL vs FedEx and DHL vs UPS.

What is DHL?

DHL is a global enterprise and consists of various divisions:

- DHL Express: This is the international express division of DHL, offering package and document delivery in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

- DHL Global Forwarding: This is DHL's division for air and sea freight, offering a full range of freight services, including global freight shipments, customs clearance, and logistics solutions.

- DHL Supply Chain: This is DHL's division for supply chain management, providing logistics solutions for businesses in various sectors, including automotive, consumer goods, and healthcare industries.

- DHL eCommerce: This is DHL's division focusing on e-commerce solutions, including fulfillment services, cross-border delivery, and return management.

- DHL Freight: This is DHL's division focusing on road transportation of heavy goods and cargoes within Europe.

- DHL Parcel: This is DHL's division focusing on the delivery of packages and documents within Europe, mainly for the business market.

With these different divisions, DHL offers a complete range of logistic solutions and services, from international express delivery to supply chain management and road transport.

DHL Express vs DHL Parcel

DHL Parcel offers international and domestic standard package services for business and private customers. DHL Express offers, as the name implies, express shipments. Express stands for fast delivery by courier service. DHL uses its own network and customs department to ensure speed is maintained. And it operates with its own vehicles (vans, trucks), own airplanes, and own people. This forms a network through which your package is delivered quickly. For example, a document to America can be delivered within 24 hours. For time-critical shipments, DHL offers a solution in the form of DHL Express end of day delivery (delivery by the end of the shipping day), or DHL Express 12:00, DHL Express 10:30 (USA) and DHL Express 09:00.

If you ship via ParcelParcel, you can only ship with DHL Express (or one of our other carriers) and not with DHL Parcel.

How do you send a package with DHL Express?

In our platform, you will see an overview of the prices and delivery times for the various DHL Express services. Here you can also directly book your shipment and choose a pick-up time. You can read here how to send a package.

More information?

On our website, you can read more about the packaging guidelines of DHL. If the answer to your question is not there, contact one of our logistics specialists via live chat or by calling 085 877 16 56 (Netherlands) or 038 087 099 (Belgium).

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