Checking your tracking information about your parcel or order you made online and what you saw on the tracking information is arrived at sort facility dhl, you probably got confused.
Then the next will be;
What the meaning of arrived at sort facility? Does it mean my parcel will be delivered to me very soon or probably today. The truth is when buying online you will be too anxious to know the meaning of all shipping terms.
There’s no harm in doing so as it is compulsory to know all of them especially if you good in buying products online.
What does arrived at sort facility dhl mean?
Arrived at sort facility dhl means that your package has arrived at a warehouse where it will be checked, scanned, arranged and get dispatched based on the shipping address on the package.
In this scenario, all items will be sorted out based on the locations they are going to, and afterwards they will be dispatched to their various destinations.
Let me use aliexpress and dhl as an example.
If i buy an item from AliExpress and used dhl as my shipping method with my address being Vancouver Canada. All the products which dhl is their shipping method will arrive at a large facility or warehouse, and inside the warehouse all the items will be packed, scanned and sorted out based on the destination country.
After that the packages will be dispatched to their various destinations.
As Vancouver Canada is my shipping address, my item along will other items going Canada will be sorted into one bag, scanned and dispatched.
Here, dispatched means to move an item or product to the next destination and based on aliexpress shipping, it will be linehaul.
Whenever you see arrived at sort facility dhl on your tracking information, kindly know that your item is being checked, scanned and will be dispatched based on the shipping address.
Again seeing arrived at sort facility dhl indicates that your item still has a long way to go though with dhl you should expect to see a fast shipping unless there are hitches in the process of delivery.
What are involved in at sort facility
To understand more on arrived at sort facility dhl, it is proper to understand and have an insight on what happens in the sort facility DHL, FedEx, Aramex, EMS, etc.
Whenever you see arrived at sort facility on your tracking information, this is exactly what will happen to your item.
1. The package is being checked
Immediately an item arrives at the sorting center or sort facility, it will first undergo a checking and to see if everything is in in order. This includes labeling of the item, noting down the actual weight of the item.
2. The item will be sorted out
This is the major thing that happens in dhl sort facility r any other center, all the items arrived will be sorted out based on the shipping address.
All items going to the United States will be move to direction A, all items moving to France will be moved to direction B, all items going to Singapore will be moved to direction C and so on. This is where the major work is being done and it is not easy at especially as they are all sorted out manually.
3. The items are scanned
Before an item is being dispatched to the destination country, it will be scanned first before it is dispatched. As all the items has been sorted out, same time they will be scanned as well.
Scanning these items or packages indicates that they arrived at sort facility dhl and they are about to dispatched or leave the sorting center.
It is very compulsory to scan items before they depart the sorting center and before they are delivered to the recipient.
4. The items will be dispatched
This is the final stage in the sorting center, once all the items are scanned, they will be dispatched to their various destinations.
After at the sort center what follows next
Immediately you see arrived at sort facility dhl, what you should expect next will be item departed from facility dhl. This means the item has left the dhl sorting facility or sorting center and on it’s way to the next destination which is usually the linehaul.
You can read more on What linehaul transportation is all about
Acceptance of the item by line haul transportation
After you must have seen arrived at sort facility dhl and departed from sort facility, what follows next will be accepted by line haul transportation.
As the shipping method used is dhl, the linehaul transportation will also be dhl and this means your item has been forwarded to the transit which will move your item to the next destination which is the the destination country of the recipient.
Once you have seen arrived at the destination country then you should be happy cause soon your item will be delivered to you but that will be after custom clearance.
DHL arrived at sort facility cincinnati hub USA
On the tracking information, this means your item has arrived at the warehouse or sort facility in Cincinnati where it will be checked, scanned, arranged and dispatched based on the shipping address.
If your item is going to Idaho, all items going to Idaho along with yours will be packed in one bag and dispatched together to the destination on the shipping address. This is what dhl arrived at sort facility cincinnati hub USA is all about.
How long after arrived at sort facility dhl
It usually takes a maximum of two days for an item to leave the sorting center or facility unless an issue occurs and which will delay the item from being dispatched on time.
From my own experience, sorting center shouldn’t take more than three days even during black Friday sales. Dhl is a lot faster when shopping items so usually it will take one or two days to leave the sorting facility.
When you see arrived at sort facility dhl on your tracking information, you need to calm down cause it still has a long way to go.
What follows next will be departed from sort facility, accepted or received by line-haul, departed from country of origin, arrived at destination country, received by inward office of exchange which is usually the custom and finally the item will be forwarded to the final destination which is the recipient location.