The DHL in DHL Express comes from the initials of the cofounders' last names: Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn. The company was founded on September 25, 1969. By 1971, it hadÂ become the first express delivery company that provided international door-to-door service.
DHL Express began by providing delivery service between Honolulu, Hawaii and San Francisco, Calif. One year later, it included Los Angeles, Portland, Ohio, and Guam in its service. The company offered its first international service by opening operations in the Philippines. During the next few years, it expanded to other areas in Asia and the Pacific, such as Japan, Australia and Singapore. In 1998, Deutsche Post bought shares of DHL and, in 2002, it became the majority holder of the company.Learn More
The number of sheets of paper that can be mailed with one stamp depends on the size and thickness of paper being used. For 20-pound paper, each 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch page weighs about 0.16 of an ounce, so five pages can be mailed with one stamp.Full Answer >
USPS Priority Mail is expected to reach the recipient in one, two or three business days from the date of pickup, according to USPS. The actual time items take to arrive depends on the origin, drop-off time and destination of the package.Full Answer >
The United States Postal Service classifies a 9-inch by 12-inch envelope as a â€œlarge envelopeâ€ or a â€œflat.â€ Mailing such an envelope requires two first-class postage stamps for the first ounce and additional postage for each additional ounce. Large envelopes that are thicker than 3/4 inch require package-rate postage.Full Answer >
The U.S. postage required to mail a first-class letter from Texas to Vancouver, Canada is $1.15, according to the United States Postal Service. This rate only applies to letters weighing up to 2 ounces.Full Answer >