DHL Delivers for Overstock During Record Holiday Season

Internet retailer marked its best holiday shopping season yet, thanks partly to DHL, the Plantation, FL, global express delivery and logistics company said yesterday.

With a record number of online holiday purchases, was flooded with last-minute orders late in the season from holiday shoppers buying everything from jewelry to consumer electronics, computers, home appliances, books and apparel. recently reorganized its supply chain to serve late-season shoppers, and it chose DHL as its primary delivery company for shipping merchandise direct to consumers nationwide. primarily uses DHL@home, an expedited business-to-residential delivery service. operations include a 350,000-square-foot distribution center in Salt Lake City and a 120,000-square-foot location in Indianapolis.

DHL scheduled additional aircraft starting two weeks before Christmas, dedicated exclusively for freight from

Also, DHL personnel were on-hand to provide extra logistical support at distribution facilities, performing services such as shrink-wrapping pallets, loading containers onto trailers, coordinating truck line-haul moves and assisting with other elements in the distribution process.

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