DHL Express, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, recently expanded its vast network of U.S. retail locations by opening a new mobile pop-up store in Austin, Texas. As part of DHL Express’ continued investment in the Austin area, the 2,200-cubic-feet mobile DHL ServicePoint offers a safe, easy-to-use shipping option for customers in response to Austin’s growing population and increased demand from the local technology and e-commerce sectors.
“Over the past year, we’ve installed several mobile pop-up stores across the U.S., as customers prefer the speed and convenience of the pop-up, which they can use to quickly create and send shipments without having to enter a physical store or office,” said Chet Paul, SVP of Commercial for DHL Express U.S. “Due to its increasing population and proximity to technology companies, Austin is an important market for international shipping and this unique model will allow us to reach even more consumers in the area.”
Local consumer shipping activity has accelerated in the last year, leaving Austin residents and businesses in need of convenient shipping options. The new ServicePoint, located at The Arboretum shopping area at 10000 Research Blvd., will provide local customers with more accessible options and accommodate their growing international shipping needs. DHL Express also has a Service Center facility located at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
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.
DHL continues to invest in areas throughout Texas, recently opening a Houston mobile pop-up location. The Houston unit is 100 percent off-the-grid retail store, boosted by a solar-powered system with backup batteries charged at the local service center – helping reduce energy consumption and contributing to the company’s mission to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
In addition to these new company-owned pop-up 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.