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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.



by: emmalouisep93
on: 29-05-2020 15:24

congratulations on getting this idea implemented.

by: barishna
on: 27-05-2020 23:36

I like

by: davea30608
on: 27-05-2020 19:51

Did'nt get a phone just a sim via the post office.

by: erzse49
on: 24-05-2020 15:01

good idea

by: mr09
on: 24-05-2020 11:43

Good idea

by: jesi23
on: 24-05-2020 14:03

In what way have you voted for an already implemented idea? Each comment is not a vote, and has no bearing on the results. You may still comment on ideas, but your comments should contribute to the discussion!

by: baglama2
on: 21-05-2020 22:16

DpD are **** around here. Them and Hermes never seem to be able to find us.

by: wedgington
on: 21-05-2020 13:56

For health reasons I have an awful lot of courier deliveries and I also find DPD excellent and the parcel map means not having to sit around waiting all day. Also excellent thorough Covid 19 whereas others were quick to use it as an excuse, almost too quick in fact.

by: nikoallk
on: 18-05-2020 22:29

the dpd is good service

by: mcsan03
on: 16-05-2020 22:42

dpd are the b

by: cmccl72
on: 14-05-2020 17:38

DPD is great