Here’s another tracking update that we are about to explain exclusively to you. Shipment Has Been Handed Over to a Third Party Delivery Agent is one of those updates you will surely get when ordering item(s) from an online vendor.
What Does this Mean?
This means that DHL, an international courier and package delivery service, has handed over your package to your local post office, or other delivery service provider, to facilitate the last few miles of the delivery to your home or business.
Federal Express and UPS, also have relationships like this, where they deliver a pallet or several pallets of packages to your town’s post office, and your mail carrier who is going to your house every day anyway to deliver the mail, will make the actual package delivery to you.
A package can be shipped by DHL from say; The Netherlands to The US, and DHL will handle the package 99% of the way, that last 1%, the actual delivery to you, may be handled by your post office.
It means DHL will not be making delivery. They have delivered it to the service that will make final delivery, usually the United States Postal Service. It isn’t officially received until it’s scanned as arrival at unit. Depends on where DHL made their drop. If it was to a processing facility it could take a day or two to be processed and sent to the post office responsible for final delivery. If dropped at the post office responsible for final delivery it’ll get to you quicker. In either case once received at the delivery unit it is scanned arrival at unit and sorted to the route that will make the delivery. Once received at the unit delivery is made typically the same day, unless it was received after the carriers have already left to begin delivery in which case you would receive the next day.
Who Does DHL Use as a 3rd Party Agent?
There is no particular 3rd party company, however, DHL integrate with some of the largest third party shipping tools, including Metapack, Linnworks, Shiptheory and Scurri.
What Does Delivery Arranged Mean DHL?
How do I arrange my DHL delivery?
The steps below will guide you on how to arrange your DHL Delivery.
- Your account number.
- Pick-up location contact.
- Pick-up location address.
- Package location information.
- Total number of packages.
- Weight of shipment.
- Contact’s phone and email address.
- Desired Pick up date and time frame.