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March 20th, 2008, 10:31 PM #1DHL may be going
My FedEx rep said that all DHL sales reps were laid off.
If you're using them you may want to talk to UPS or FedEx soon
I found this;
Analysts expect money-losing DHL will scale back in the United States
If DHL closes terminals and hubs, analysts say FedEx could get 35 percent of the lost business in the air and another 25 percent on the ground.
If the restructuring costs DHL 2 percent of revenue, FedEx stands to gain $45 million in business, according to a research note published Wednesday by Edward Wolfe. UPS, which has a more powerful ground network, stands to realize $71 million.
. Today the company may announce it is scaling back its U.S. operations by closing hubs and terminals, which would give a boost to FedEx and UPS.
DHL, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post World Net, is the fourth-largest player in the U.S. overnight package business, with revenues in the Americas for 2008 estimated at $2.3 billion.
With 9 percent market share, DHL trails the U.S. Postal Service, (32 percent) FedEx (31 percent) and UPS (25 percent).
Analysts estimate DHL has lost $2.8 billion in North America, including a recent $748 million write-down in the United States alone, where it has also announced 600 layoffs.
March 20th, 2008, 10:38 PM #2
Seems to be some interesting discussion here:
Originally Posted by PetsWarehouse.com
March 20th, 2008, 10:41 PM #3
March 21st, 2008, 05:44 AM #4
Oh Sh**... I'd been reading that DHL's US operations were in the red, but I didn't think they'd do anything drastic yet!
UPS can't come close to DHL's prices for small-scale shipping, at least judging by their site's quotes.
I use the Post Office a lot already, but DHL's been good for the really long-distance orders.
I hope your source is wrong! And the analysts, too--the last thing DHL needs to do is close hubs and therefore introduce screwups by overworking a skeleton crew.
DHL would do well to hire some people who actually know how to route packages...I can guess where their profit is going (I've seen packages end up on inexplicable "scenic tours" quite a few times)...There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway
March 21st, 2008, 06:18 AM #5
March 21st, 2008, 06:22 AM #6
I never liked DHL. I had first hand experience how they handled or mis-handled fraudulent accounts that get opened.
March 21st, 2008, 07:58 AM #7Originally Posted by NothThere is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway
March 21st, 2008, 08:20 AM #8
Interesting. I either misunderstood what was told to me, or they were indicating a specific service levels in certain areas. The person I had the conversation with is out of town right now, so I'll have to get a clarification next week.
March 21st, 2008, 08:52 AM #9Originally Posted by Noth
This never stopped me from confirming the shipment though, because their prices are so low. Recently while using my account (good negotiated rates) I was able to ship a 33 lb medium sized package from here to NYC for $12 (Ground). That is untouchable by the other big shippers. Guess I had better start finding out what the others can work out for me just in case the whole USA division decides to call it quits.
March 21st, 2008, 10:41 AM #10
Originally Posted by Leader
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As for DHL, they have been pulling back on a lot of things since last year. They close their data center or have a bare bone crew in their US operations over in AZ. I know somebody who is working for them and HP just bought over their IT operations and DHL is contracting with HP following that.
March 21st, 2008, 12:36 PM #11
March 23rd, 2008, 04:14 AM #12
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March 23rd, 2008, 06:48 PM #13Originally Posted by Eric
Originally Posted by sfcom
Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
But--are you in Washington state/Seattle Hub "service" area by any chance? DHL does have some super-idiots there...it's the only place I won't use them to ship to, even though WA is one of the farthest states from me.There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway
March 24th, 2008, 07:54 PM #14
DHL is an intergrated Carrier
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Yes DHL is losing money in the USA lanes. Yes the current management wants to dump USA market.....but UPS and Fedex picking up the slack spells almost monopoly. If you think the rates for these carriers is expensive now wait to see what happens if DHL pulls out. This is definitely not good for anyone.
March 24th, 2008, 08:03 PM #15
DHL isn't a bargin, I find Fedex and UPS to be cheaper on some things and more reliable.
I hate DHL with a passion, today some dumb ass DHL delivery guy left my package in the elevator of my building.
I mean WTF?
I have been mad at UPS and FedEx infact I got a UPS guy fired and a FedEx guy suspended, but DHL simply doesn't care.
March 24th, 2008, 10:42 PM #16
I really don't think the "competition" DHL provides in the US does anything to keep prices down. They really aren't even a factor. I've placed hundreds of orders online, and I think I've only had one that was shipped via DHL. All of the others were UPS, USPS, and FedEx.
March 24th, 2008, 10:44 PM #17
Sounds like time to buy Fedex stock. :-)Peace,
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