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Use DPD to deliver phones

By: cim | 13-12-2013 15:04

I and others have received deliveries from DPD recently and frankly been blown away by the outstanding live tracking facility they offer.

The delivery van can be live tracked on a street map, the delivery time seems to be quite accurately predicted (on my experience anyway), it is updated regularly, you can see how many drops are due before yours will arrive, plus you can reschedule for another day quite late in the process if you find you need to make last minute change of plans.

This thread by @wbbuttercup http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Social-Off-Topic/Very-Impressed-with-DPD/td-p/11023577 has various comments about DPD which generally reflect my experiences.

The service is called Predict: Follow My Parcel - here's a DPD web page link with a video covering the innovative features. Update - DPD now has an app to track deliveries

The biggest advantage here to phone buyers would be saving time i.e. narrow down - ultimately to a 15 min delivery window and with reassurance that things are on track.

I have no commercial link with DPD, just found their new tracking service to be exceptional. I know other delivery services offer live tracking but I have not seen anything half as good as this.

Obviously I am not party to gg's commercial deal with their existing carrier but if DPD can deliver a comparable priced service I thing gg customers would be very happy.

What do you think?

Update May 2015:

In 2014, MoneySavingExpert polled thousands of people to find the UK's best and worst delivery services. DPD was rated best. UKMail was rated one of the worse couriers with the following votes:

DPD (4034 votes)
Great 2668 votes (66%)
OK 856 votes (21%)
Poor 510 votes (13%)

UK Mail (1988 votes)
Great 529 votes (27%)
OK 896 votes (45%)
Poor 563 votes (28%)

Update December 2015

In December 2015, MoneySavingExpert polled again and as of 17.12.2015 DPD has improved their stats from last year slightly and UKMail has got worse.

Update, This idea, posted in DECEMBER 2013 still makes sense.

In January 2017 MSE polled again and nothing much has changed.

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Comments

by: aqeeb01
on: 08-08-2020 20:36

great idea

by: geraldinejones
on: 05-08-2020 18:23

never had any problems with any DPD deliveries- I love dpd

by: zoemo69
on: 04-08-2020 12:32

great idea —- I too love the DPD live tracking on their app

by: diji231
on: 04-08-2020 11:32

Nice idea. Even though I have had good and bad experiences with many of the courier services, they all try their best to be on time but sometimes there are constraints that are out of control which all services face. It could be that you were very lucky with DPD.

by: luke210
on: 04-08-2020 10:05

agree

by: louis14441
on: 03-08-2020 05:16

I love a good tracker whether it be a parcel or a taxi. Thankyou for letting me in on this service I appreciate it ????

by: mr09
on: 30-07-2020 17:47

Agree

by: jonco44
on: 27-07-2020 21:01

I agree with this and it should be done asap

by: jesi23
on: 29-07-2020 11:14

It was implemented quite a while ago. … … … … if you looked at the idea, then looked in the corner on the lower right of the idea you would see the word in yellow: IMPLEMENTED. That means it HAS been DONE!

by: paulh46275
on: 27-07-2020 10:53

a very good example of how this network is here to help

by: sheps68
on: 25-07-2020 06:29

i agree 100 percent with this idea

by: david88918
on: 04-08-2020 03:39

Kiss