DHL Express, 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 Tempe, Arizona. The 2,200-cubic-feet, 100 percent off-the-grid, mobile DHL ServicePoint offers a safe, easy-to-use shipping option for customers.
Local consumer shipping needs have accelerated with many international Arizona State University (ASU) students shipping back to their native countries, driving some of the increased activity. The new unit, located at 1910 West Rio Salado Parkway, is the first location in the greater Phoenix area, located conveniently in the parking area of DHL Express’ Tempe campus, a major call center and inside sales office in the U.S.
“As ASU welcomes students from 136 countries across the world, this new Tempe pop-up location provides convenient shipping options to both international students and the city’s diverse, growing consumer base,” said Chet Paul, SVP of Commercial for DHL Express U.S. “Across the U.S., these innovative mobile stores address the growing demand for international shipping services while providing a faster, more convenient shipping experience.”
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 in collaboration 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.