Since the authorities invented the ban on contact und thus basically just prettify the term curefew, the team of ck-modelcars.de feels that many of our friends and customers deal with their collection and complement it by ordering modelcars. For a company, which is almost entirely geared towards shipping its products, it is of course of crucial importance wether the miniatures reach the customers during the corona-crisis, wether there are delays and if problems are to be expected. In advance: So far it is not the case! Despite the bottlenecks in the availability of our colleagues - keyword looking after children - the orders also leave our shipping department on the day of when we receive your order; we show you pictures here from the shipping department: A real inside look today for you. But now back to the shipping.
Our shipping partner Deutsch Post DHL of course also wants to help slow down the spread of the virus and to ensure the permanent transport and delivery of letters and parcels across the board. For this, the company continuously and in accordance with the recommendations of the responsible authorities, such as the Robert Koch Institute uses measures to minimize the risk of infection for customers and employees. Specifically, this means that DHL adapts the internal processes depending on the respective risk situation. This primarily affects the acceptance and delivery of shipments. DHL currently refrains from signing the recipient's handover of parcels and registered delivery letters. Instead, the deliverers document the successful delivery by means of their own signature instead of the recipient.
If a recipient should disagree with that, the shipments however will be brought to a branch for collection or sent back to the sender. This is how DHL reduces the personal contact between recipient and deliverer und avoids possible transmission of viruses via hand scanners and pens. In terms of delivery times of shipments we notice that it sometimes takes a day longer until the modelcars are at the recipient within Germany; internationally the delivery times take a little bit more time because of the border controls. Parcel shipments to China, Hong Kong and Macau will no longer be accepted by DHL due to problems with transport, customs clearance and / or delivery in the destination area.
Novelties from Minichamps still reach us: The team from Aachen said it had stopped operating until March 23rd, 2020, but now we expect delivery of the new products to continue. We will keep you up to date via our Twitter-account and this blog. Today we want to point out the new modelcars of the current Mercedes-Benz GLB of the model series X 247 in scale 1:18, which were produced by Z-models of diecast and reach us in the advertising model packaging known for the Stuttgart. They are available under the item number B66960819 in galaxy blue. On February 14th, 2020, we already presented this model with its perfect appearance in our blog. Take care of yourself, stay at home - if possible - and above all stay healthy!