When you book a hybrid courier, it simply means rather than one courier company handling the collection, sorting and delivery of your package, there could be two or three parties involved. If you book a courier service like DHL Express or International Pick Up and Drop Off (FedEx), one courier will handle the delivery door to door.
For example, DHL eCommerce is hybrid service as it is dropped off at a FedEx store, FedEx deliver to a sorting facility, DHL then ships to the destination country and the local postal operator then deliver it to the recipient. This is the same as TrakPak, another hybrid solution. Hybrid services are often cheaper than booking a direct courier and can be cost-effective for eCommerce sellers or those on a budget.
Using a hybrid service can mean rather than one shipping label or barcode being provided you might have two. This allows the package to be shipped to the sorting depot, sorted and then shipped out to the recipient overseas.
Not only this, the tracking might show the package has been 'delivered' but this may mean only to the sort facility and then further scans will be shown on the tracking as it moves out of the country to be delivered internationally.