DHL Express, a global provider of international express shipping services, recently opened its first mobile pop-up store in Silver Spring, MD., adding to its network of U.S. retail DHL ServicePoint locations. The 2,200-cubic-ft. mobile DHL Service Point is the first of its kind in the shipping industry, providing a quick and easily accessible shipping option for customers.
“With the rise in popularity of mobile pop-ups for food, fashion and more, we saw an excellent opportunity to offer our customers a similar type of convenient experience,” said DHL Express U.S. CEO Greg Hewitt. “That growing need for convenience combined with the local demand for our international shipping services led us to develop this mobile, flexible shipping solution. The new DHL ServicePoint is part of our overall retail strategy to be closer and more accessible to consumers, using an innovative mobile model to complement our retail shipping network.”
Although the new pop-up store will remain in its Silver Spring location for the foreseeable future, it can be relocated as needed. The entire unit is built on a hydraulic lift platform and wired to accommodate all of the essential amenities, such as HVAC, security and computer systems. Supplies such as bubble wrap, packing tape and DHL-branded boxes are available. In the coming months, customers will also be able to pick up incoming packages at this location
In response to social-distancing restrictions, this DHL ServicePoint also offers convenient safety features, including call ahead service and an easy-access service window, which saves visitors from having to enter the store.
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