In a world where we almost got used to this over a year long pandemic, prices for logistic services have generally been raised due to the shortage of Cargo capacity on planes. This is also one of the reasons (not the only one) it is very hard these days to get your desired Graphics card or PlayStation 5 respectively.
Following this a bit more in depth, prices for Air Cargo have been raised in some cases to $7 and more per Kilo where it was around 1/6 of this pre-pandemic. Despite all of this, we have been able to lower prices for DHL Express for you. How we did that? Well there are a few factors that came into play here but mostly as otonaJP has been growing a lot bigger in the past 1-2 years, the volume of packages we purchase from DHL has been to which allowed us to work out better conditions with them.
While most smaller packages only have a few Dollars or less Advantage, bigger and more bulkier orders are seeing savings of $20 or more on DHL now which makes a huge difference. Even during covid 19, DHL still delivers most orders within 1-3 business days and their service really is exceptional.
Keep in mind that DHL also charges (same as FedEx or other courier services) for Volumetric weight, so items that are large but light still benefit from the shipping via Post (Japan Post).