Introduction

Introduction to DHL's eInvoicing project via Tradeshift.

Where can I test the integration?

Tradeshift offers a complete test environment where you can create as many account as you want and test your integration to Tradeshift and send test invoices to DHL. The link is: https://sandbox.tradeshift.com/ Once you have created your test account, you are welcome to find and connect with the DHL...

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How can I invoice DHL using Tradeshift?

You can only invoice DHL through Tradeshift if you have received an invitation. The invitation will hold all the necessary information. If you have not received an invitation and have to invoice a certain DHL legal entity, please reach out to your usual DHL contact person. Once you have de...

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How much does it cost?

Nothing. Neither DHL nor Tradeshift charge you for the service. ...

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What are the benefits?

Improved speed, as Tradeshift eliminates the time constraints fixed to paper and scanning processes. Improved invoice data quality, leading to higher “accepted” rates, as DHL validation rules implemented on Tradeshift ensure that the document has all the data required for speedy processing. A posit...

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When will e-invoicing be rolled out to the supply base?

During the course of 2013, Tradeshift will be rolled out across the EU, starting in Benelux, Denmark, France and the UK....

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How will DHL achieve this goal?

In order to achieve this goal, DHL has selected Tradeshift as its global e-invoicing partner. Tradeshift was identified among all the possible solution providers in the market as the one best suited to reaching this goal for a number of reasons. Firstly, Tradeshift is free for suppliers to send invo...

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What’s in it for me?

DHL acknowledges that in order for this to be successful, we needed to give something back to our suppliers. Therefore, DHL is planning to provide the status of all your invoices sent to DHL, in real time. This will be made available in the last quarter of 2013. Finally, using Tradeshift also gives ...

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Is this mandatory for all suppliers?

Yes. Sending invoices to DHL via Tradeshift is mandatory for all suppliers. Failure to do so increases the transaction cost for DHL to do business with your company, and will therefore lead to a commercial preference for suppliers who send invoices via Tradeshift....

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What is DHL trying to achieve with regards to e-invoicing and why?

DHL has the goal of getting as close to 100% e-invoicing as possible.This goal was deemed an necessary due to the large number of invoices received by DHL each year, and the number of time and resources spent not only to process these invoices, but also to correct errors, both within DHL, and our su...

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