DHL shipping is faster if you are technically-nimble …
a DHL-parcel is shipped by airplane AFAIK.
it leaves the country of origin with certain paperwork attached to it (invoice, waybill, etc.)
when it lands in the country of destination it is stopped just before it reaches customs at the airport (as opposed to how it used to be - the parcel would have reached YOU at the LOCAL post-office/customs-office where you had to do the necessary paperwork while being assisted by an employee). NOW it’s just YOU and the digital-SYSTEM. less and less human-middle-helpers so that is what it is …
this shipping process is tracked online and CAN be accessed by the user during or after the parcel has landed in the country of destination.
next there are a series of messages (notifications), being sent via different means by DHL/customs to inform the user that their parcel is awaiting processing.
next the contact-person(client) is presented with certain choices in terms of pricing and customs formalities that are required by the authorities to let the parcel move past this DMZ.
the thing is that with this PLANdemic everything got messed-up and convoluted BEYOND the ‘normal’ measure. this means that IF the user wants to avoid doing traveling himself or wasting any amount of time by visiting the LOCAL-customs office (as it was before the PLANdemic) now he has to PAY more and be able to receive/scan/read/decide/print/sign/rescan/send certain documents that the customs-office/DHL requires for initiating the final phase in the shipment process. so less human interaction is required. you can judge that however you want … i know my preference
IMO this CURRENT process is a mess and it’s riddled with trespassing on human-rights and presents SIGNIFICANT risks to PERSONAL-DATA-DISCLOSURE to third-parties.
at no point in this process have i seen ANY … encrypted measures being put in place by the authorities … i suppose that goes with the ‘territory’
for my first L-Mini-v1 experience was as expected … i’ll have to see how the v2 delivery goes