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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13080 on: June 19, 2019, 01:07:57 pm »
Is DHL the primary carrier in Europe? Or is UPS pretty big over there as well?

Personally, I'd say that DHL is like the McDonald's of shipping companies. It's preferred because it doesn't offer the best (product) service but because it's popular and it does the job most of the times.

UPS is a shipping company that, to my knowledge at least, does a very good job as well. Probably, so I would assume, due to the fact that they pay and treat their employees better. I'd say that it's definitely not as widely known or used as DHL is.

On a separate note, my local DHL is very efficient because it's something like a franchise of DHL. They work for DHL or they offer their services but they are a separate company.

Also I started ordering my IH stuff via the newly introduced option of DHL Express. As a result, I can comparatively say that while it took approximately five business days for me to receive my packages from Gosport to Germany via UPS, it took only three business days with DHL Express. That said, my recent order from a few days ago which is going to be delivered by DHL Express as well will have taken up four days in total this time. So the waiting time and service is irregular. 


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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13081 on: June 19, 2019, 01:38:40 pm »
Is DHL the primary carrier in Europe? Or is UPS pretty big over there as well?
UPS is in Europe too. The quality and reach of both of them, and the end user costs, vary massively from country to country.

Both charge excessive handling fees to the reciever in Norway. This is especially outrageous of UPS as they hand over everything to the national post service as soons as a shipment beats customs. To give them their due, DHL charge for the same stupid money but are super quick in Norway and have an excellent local courier in my town.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13082 on: June 19, 2019, 01:39:07 pm »
Also, there is a Shipping thread with loads of discussion about this ;)

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13083 on: June 19, 2019, 01:59:33 pm »
There have been a lot of business issues faced by DHL and UPS. There have been localised mergers with smaller companies and they have caused havoc.

UPS handled a domestic package I had shipped to me and it was lost internally for 3 weeks! I avoid both and only use DPD now.

I've shipped to China and Russia using DPD without issue, and as for IH shipments, they are always faultless

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13084 on: June 19, 2019, 02:16:53 pm »

UPS handled a domestic package I had shipped to me and it was lost internally for 3 weeks! I avoid both and only use DPD now.



The irony of our neo-liberal, global marketplace being of course, that DPD hand off to DHL in Norway and probably many other international destinations. That being said, the DPD/DHL combo was unbeatable time-wise when @spitfiredealer shipped me the world tour jacket.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13085 on: June 19, 2019, 04:09:22 pm »
You guys aren't going to believe this. Maybe it was the positive intentions of so many of you. But the shirt has arrived in New Jersey.  :o

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13086 on: June 19, 2019, 04:17:40 pm »



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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13087 on: June 19, 2019, 04:47:23 pm »
Actual picture of my shirt in transit
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13088 on: June 19, 2019, 04:48:44 pm »
I know that shipping paranoia well. I’m glad it all is working out. And you have some peace of mind.


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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13089 on: June 20, 2019, 02:16:03 pm »
A ten day shipping black hole between the US and Europe has been pretty common for me.

I'm glad your shirt has reappeared, by the way.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13090 on: July 18, 2019, 06:41:28 am »
I know I'm probably being lazy but: isn't there a normal weight (aka 14oz) loomstate denim currently in the making?!

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13091 on: July 18, 2019, 08:10:59 am »
Nope
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13092 on: August 02, 2019, 03:44:35 am »
How many different stamps does IH use on their brown bags?

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13093 on: August 02, 2019, 09:30:17 am »
Just those

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13094 on: August 04, 2019, 01:49:23 pm »
Is the Boss currently on tour in the US?