DHL partners with Lidl


Approximately 500 DHL Packstations will be built nationwide at Lidl stores later this year. This will allow customers to receive and send DHL parcels from Lidl stores. Furthermore, as part of a test in the Rhine-Neckar area, both partners are integrating pick-up options for shipments from the Lidl online shop in around 80 branches of the grocery retailer. During the trial period, customers can have their shipments sent directly from the Lidl online shop via DHL to one of the participating Lidl branches. 

According to Martin Linde, sales manager of the German mail and parcel division of DHL, packing stations are becoming increasingly popular as they are easy to use and available around the clock. The cooperation also underlines the logistics provider’s objective to be the service provider and partner of choice for physical as well as online retailing. 

In March this year, DHL launched an initiative, which includes investments in technology and infrastructure as well as in new personnel. In addition to the creation of 5,000 additional posts in the letter and parcel area, DHL plans to open 1,000 new DHL Packstations and 500 additional DHL parcel shops or branches. DHL Group currently operates a network of 3,700 DHL Packstations and around 27,000 sales outlets. More than 12m DHL customers in Germany are already registered for the Packstation service.    

Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group