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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: dawnl78
on: 21-09-2018 17:14

DPD are awesome. One of the few fuss free delivery companies. Gets my vote

by: krassh57
on: 21-09-2018 15:51

DPD in my opinion can be only as good as it's delivery drivers.Ive had phones left behind dustbins, with no delivery notification what so ever.I have had good experiences as well.The tracking does seem to be accurate to a reasonable degree but again all depends on the driver.

by: ijhar06
on: 21-09-2018 13:58

Great idea. I have also found DPD brilliant. I don’t have to take a day off work and then sit in the house all day waiting for a package to arrive. More than often it arrives late afternoon having waited all day. With DPD I can be in work and track the package then nip out of work and home when it’s due to arrive. Their app is amazing for tracking.

by: adamtheant
on: 21-07-2018 11:41

brilliant idea gets my vote

by: bethanykelly
on: 23-04-2018 20:52


by: mikeclubs181040
on: 10-04-2018 19:51

Hello everyone, what a great Idea. I would love to see this implemented.

by: buyjoy1214
on: 03-02-2018 18:56

I think its a good idea to have DPD option

by: bsym
on: 03-02-2018 08:47

I agree that DPD are one of the best delivery services for being able to track your order or rearrange the time or place of collection. I certainly avoid using royal mail if I can help it as never sure when they will arrive or whether they will leave things in a safe place. If Giffgaff used DPD I would favour them for ordering things.

by: kevindavis15
on: 23-01-2018 10:35

this idea could work great

by: merrynlees98
on: 16-01-2018 17:31

yes what a