How to Track Parcels of DHL eCommerce
Tracking your parcels of DHL eCommerce is easy with our global universal tracking service. To track your DHL eCommerce parcels using our global tracking service, you will need the tracking number for your package.
Once you enter the tracking number for your DHL eCommerce package into our parcel tracking service, our service will tell you everything you need to know about the delivery and location of your DHL eCommerce parcel.
Though there are many websites and service that you can use to track your parcels of DHL eCommerce, our universal service is designed to provide you with up-to-date information about your DHL eCommerce packages.
Once you enter the tracking number of your parcels of DHL eCommerce into our universal parcel tracking service, you should know within a few minutes where your items are located and how quickly they should be arriving at your doorstep.
DHL eCommerce Tracking Statuses
There are many shipment status descriptions that DHL eCommerce uses to let you know where your parcels are located.
Processed at Export Facility
- This shipment status means your package is at its export facility.
- Your package will soon be departing its export facility once it has been processed to do so.
Processing at DHLeC Facility
- This shipment status means your package is being processed at a DHL eCommerce facility.
- Your package is in transit and has arrived at a waypoint.
- Waypoints are locations that packages stop at during their transit.
Departed from Transit Facility
- This shipment status means your package is still in transit.
- Your package has left its waypoint.
Shipment arrived at Destination Country
- This shipment status means your package departed its origin country successfully and is now in your country for delivery.
- Your package has been imported to the country of destination.
Departed DHLeC Facility
- This shipment status means your package is in transit and is departing a DHL eCommerce facility.
- Your package has left one of its waypoints.
Arrived at Transit Facility
- This shipment status means your package has arrived at its transit facility.
- Your package has left its transit center.
- This shipment status means your package has been delivered successfully.
- Your package should be in your or someone you know’s possession.
If our universal parcel tracking service isn’t able to tell you information about your package, you may have typed in its tracking number incorrectly. DHL eCommerce tracking numbers follow a certain set of rules.
If the tracking number you typed in isn’t working, you can use the following DHL eCommerce tracking number guide to help you review the tracking number you typed in.
DHL eCommerce Tracking Number Rules
The length of DHL eCommerce tracking numbers can change. Some DHL eCommerce tracking numbers can be as little as 10 digits while other tracking numbers can be as long as 39 characters.
Some DHL eCommerce tracking numbers begin and end with two letters, and the nine numbers between the four letters are grouped into three groups of three.
The tracking numbers with this format are all 13 characters long, and they look like this: XX 123 456 789 XX. These 13-digit tracking numbers typically end with the letters “DE,” and they usually start with the letter “L,” “R,” or “U.”
Examples of tracking numbers with this format are LX 123 456 789 DE, RX 123 456 789 DE, and UV 123 456 789 DE.
Other DHL eCommerce tracking numbers start with a group of three numbers. These tracking numbers can be 12 or 16 characters long, and they can be formatted in three different ways.
The first way that these tracking numbers can be formatted looks like the following: 106 12 12345 12. It starts with three numbers, then it is followed by two numbers and ends with two numbers. There is also a group of five numbers in them.
The second way that DHL eCommerce tracking numbers can look when they start with three numbers is as follows: 107 12 12345 1A. This format is almost identical to the first one of this type. The only difference is this version ends with a letter.
The final way that tracking numbers of this type can look is as follows: 403 123 456 789 012 3. There are five groups of three numbers, and they end with a final single number.
There are some DHL eCommerce tracking numbers that start with seven numbers. These tracking numbers are 12 numbers long and do not include any letters. They look like this: 1002019 123 12 or 1002020 123 12.
After the first seven numbers, these tracking numbers are followed by a group of three and a pair of two numbers.
Some tracking numbers start with five characters. These tracking numbers can be made up of only numbers, or they can also include letters.
These tracking numbers can look like this: 89190 123 456 789 0, or they can look like this: WC201 123 456 12345 123 12345 6 123.
Some 16-digit DHL eCommerce tracking numbers are formatted like this: 18000000000 123 12. They start with a series of 11 numbers followed by a group of three numbers, and they end with a pair of two numbers.
The longest type of DHL eCommerce tracking number comes in two formats. The following are two examples of this format.
- 1901 123 4 X123 123456 1234 123 12 12345
- 1901 123 4 X123 123456 1234 123 12 12AI5
The final types of DHL eCommerce tracking number looks like the following examples: HCP19012 123 456, XM1234 123 456, XMABCD 123 456, and XMA12D 123 456.
These tracking numbers can only be numbers or a combination of letters and numbers. Where your package is being shipped, as well as its size can affect which type of tracking number it receives.
DHL eCommerce History
DHL eCommerce was created in 1969 in the United States of America. It was founded by Larry Hillblom and his two friends Adrian Dalsey and Robert Lynn. The name of the company is made up of the first initial of each of their last names, Dalsey, Hillblom, and Lynn (DHL).
Larry Hillblom had the idea to start his own courier company after he worked as a courier while he was a law student at University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. Hillblom used a portion of his student loans to fund the startup of the company.
The first people hired to work at DHL were Max and Blanche Kroll. The Hawaiian apartment that they lived in was often used as a temporary flophouse for their couriers.
A flophouse is a place that provides cheap lodging for sleeping or resting between deliveries.
DHL eCommerce was the first courier service to offer overnight international delivery. Their only other major competitor in the market of overnight shipping was Federal Express (FedEx), and FedEx didn’t even begin offering overnight shipping until 1981.
In 1998, Deutsche Post began to acquire shares in DHL eCommerce, and in 2001, the company acquired controlling interest in DHL eCommerce. In 2002, Deutsche Post acquired the remaining stock of DHL eCommerce and added it into its Express division.
The DHL brand was later expanded into other divisions, subsidiaries, and business units of Deutsche Post.
DHL eCommerce Market Share
The DHL Supply Chain has a 6.2% market share, which makes it No. 1 globally in this market. DHL Express has a 38% market share in TDI (Time-Definite International) products.
DHL Express’ sizable market share makes it No. 1 globally in this market. Its 38% market share also means that it is also No. 1 in the European Union, No. 1 in the Middle East and Africa, No. 1 in Asia, and No. 3 in the United States of America.
DHL eCommerce has a market share of 62% in the delivery of business letters in Germany, and it also has a market share of 45% in the delivery of parcels in Germany.
DHL eCommerce Company Size
DHL eCommerce employees more than 500,000 people globally. The chairman of the company is Ken Allen.
DHL eCommerce Branches and Locations
The primary DHL eCommerce headquarters are located in Bonn, Germany, but they also have headquarters for the Americas (North America, South America, and Latin America) in Plantation, Florida. There are also headquarters located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and China.
DHL eCommerce provides express courier services in more than 220 countries and territories. This company also provides supply chain services to 50 countries and territories.
DHL eCommerce offers parcel services in Germany, the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Freight services are provided by DHL eCommerce to more than 150 countries and territories worldwide.