DHL, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, recently expanded its vast network of U.S. retail locations with a new mobile pop-up store in Tampa, Florida. The 2,200-cubic-feet, 100 percent off-the-grid, mobile DHL ServicePoint offers a safe, easy-to-use shipping option for customers.
As the Tampa Bay area continues to experience rapid population and business growth, the pop-up will accommodate the increased B2C and B2B shipping demands. The new unit, located at 6431 E County Line Road, is the first pop-up store in the greater Tampa region and marks the latest investment DHL has made in the Tampa area. Earlier this year, DHL opened a $4M facility in St. Petersburg to increase shipment capacity and enable faster shipment processing to result in earlier deliveries and later pickup cutoff times for local customers.
“Tampa is one of our fastest growing markets, and this mobile unit will address the increasing demand for international shipping by providing local customers with a faster, more convenient shipping option,” said Chet Paul, SVP of Commercial for DHL Express U.S.
The new ServicePoint is 100% powered by a solar paneled system, helping reduce energy consumption and contributing to the company’s mission to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
The efficient point-of-sale system is capable of processing shipments to U.S destinations as well as any of the 220 countries and territories DHL serves. Supplies such as bubble wrap, packing tape and DHL-branded boxes are available at the mobile unit.
To create this mobile DHL ServicePoint location, DHL worked closely with Flexetail, a leading designer and builder of mobile shops that offers brands an affordable opportunity to test products, explore new markets and launch new lines.
In addition to these new company-owned stores, over 3,500 independently owned DHL ServicePoint Partner stores continue to play a critical role in the company’s retail strategy within the U.S. market. All locations provide DHL Express international express shipping services (among other brands), global knowledge and expert advice to help businesses reach the international marketplace.