Global Express Guaranteed Goes Online April 1

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Global Express Guaranteed said that the U.S. Postal Service's expedited international shipping service will be available online beginning April 1.


Global Express Guaranteed's date-certain delivery is available to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide from approximately 20,000 retail locations nationwide.


With the new online shipping option, customers can check destination countries, learn the delivery commitment, be advised of any restrictions, calculate the postage and print the shipping label. There are links to sites designed to help customers learn more about customs fees and foreign postal codes.


"Global Express Guaranteed offers customers an efficient and competitively priced alternative in expedited shipping worldwide," John Kelly, president of the Postal Service's Expedited/Package Services division, said yesterday. "In the ever-growing international shipping market, Global Express Guaranteed online allows the Postal Service to step up to the task of satisfying a demanding market need."


In addition, said Kelly "with Global Express Guaranteed, customers can ship to Western Europe in as little as two business days."


The Global Express Guaranteed website - which can be reached at: www.usps.com/gxg - will be expanded soon to include payment options. Introduction of this online service is building the foundation for a package shipping network that will include other international and domestic package services, with plans to offer customers the option to order pickup service online.


The U.S. Postal Service offers Global Express Guaranteed through a strategic alliance with DHL Worldwide Express.


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