You may be wondering why your shipment has generated a shipping label that does not match the courier that you selected.
While working with couriers to offer discounted rates, we discovered an opportunity to put together hybrid solutions that combine services between postal services and regional express couriers.
With a hybrid solution, your shipment is initially picked up by a courier that offers pickup services and is delivered to one of Easyship's Consolidation Centres where it is then relabelled and handed over to the courier that you originally selected.
When you choose a hybrid solution and create your labels, you’ll see this note when you’re choosing your pickup or drop-off options:
These solutions can provide lower shipping costs and better service quality through faster delivery times and regular tracking updates. In this article, we will introduce our hybrid solutions and show you how they can represent great value for you and your customers.
What We'll Cover
Our Hybrid Solutions
Aramex is a logistics company that’s been in operation since 1982. Based in the Middle-East, they offer reliable and affordable services to the Middle-East, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
39% of shipments at Easyship use Aramex to deliver to the Middle-East.
SF Express is a courier company based in Shenzhen, China. For 25 years, they’ve been offering express courier services to China and other Asian destinations.
51% of our shipments to China are sent using SF Express.
SkyPostal is a courier company based in Doral, Florida. The company has been around since 2001, and prior to its founding, the family owners had over 35 years of experience in logistics.
As they have the largest private postal network in Latin America, they focus their service there, in addition to the Caribbean and Mexico.
Hybrid Solutions in Action
Let’s say you’re interested in shipping something from Durham, North Carolina to São Paolo, Brazil.
When getting a quote on our dashboard, you’ll see that USPS provides a rate of $46.22.
But, that 2 week delivery time doesn't look appealing. While FedEx can cut the delivery time in half, the price is about 25% higher.
That SkyPostal solution is looking good right about now. It's $12 cheaper than USPS, the delivery time is shorter, and it has regular tracking.
However, they don’t have a presence in Durham – so how will they handle your shipment?
That’s where USPS comes in. They will be the first courier to handle your shipment, so you can either have them pick it up, or head to your local post office to drop off. USPS will then be responsible for getting the package to Miami, where SkyPostal is located.
From there, SkyPostal will handle the rest of the delivery, getting it to Brazil efficiently since they run the largest private postal network in Latin America.
Just like USPS, they are able to provide you with a regular tracking service so you can always know the status of your shipment.
This solution is 45% cheaper than FedEx International Economy, and you can cut down the delivery time by as much as 5 days, compared with USPS Priority Mail International.