useful information for postage and carriage of goods
|Ian Skeldon 2||27/07/2017 11:11:24|
|489 forum posts|
Firstly sorry if either this is the wrong place to mention this, or secondly if this has been mentioned before.
I have just bought a fairly large and heavy item from one of the well known suppliers, I could have bought the item just a little bit cheaper also from another well known supplier. What made me choose the supplier in the end was a very quick chat about posting my parcel out to me.
The supplier told me that they use DPD as their choice of courier and that the courier could arrange at no extra cost to me, to have my parcel deliverd to a nearby shop for me to collect at my conveiniance or any other nearby outlet that is part of the network.
As someone that works shifts this simple but very effective facility has been so easy and useful that I now look for anything I need with this supplier first, only choosing an alternative if it's not available. But here is the other useful information, I can also send parcels using the same method, and, it's no more expensive than using any other courier.
So if you need a bit of flexibility with sending or receiving parcels etc, google DPD. I have no connection with them or the chosen supplier other than being a very happy customer.
|Russell Eberhardt||27/07/2017 11:26:52|
2600 forum posts
This type of service has been available for a number of years in France. It is usually the cheapest method of delivery, often free.
18915 forum posts
I've used DPD to send goods back to ketan at ARC that I was testing, all very easy ARC just e-mailed me the label to go onto the box, looked up my local agent and dropped it off. I think you can print off a similar label if you are the sender.
Always get a text from DPD with when they will deliver and the options to rearrange delivery to a different time, neighbour, safe place or their local agent.
|Roderick Jenkins||27/07/2017 12:27:08|
1951 forum posts
DPD rates for sending stuff seem to be very good, especially for the heavier items that we model engineers favour. Easy to pay and print off the label at home and then take to my local Sainsbury.
|Neil Wyatt||27/07/2017 19:42:07|
18245 forum posts
I find DPD very good. Interlink Express is part of DPD and has just rebranded as DPD Local. Their delivery driver is very popular here as he always has a treat for each of our dogs
|355 forum posts|
+1 for DPD. We get 30kgs dog-food sent every 8weeks from N.Yorkshire to S.W France and have only had 1 "lost" shipment in 5yrs. They must have a heavy-user contract with DPD because sending 30kgs costs us £7.50p.
Neil, here it's the nice young lady from DHL who has treats for our two
|Ian Skeldon 2||27/07/2017 21:59:35|
|489 forum posts|
What makes them the courier of choice for me is the flexible way that I can both send or receive parcels without having to drive out to the couriers nearest depot to collect them, it has kind of limited the choice of suppliers I will use, but the conveiniance makes up for that.
|Cornish Jack||28/07/2017 00:04:55|
|1173 forum posts|
+ 1 also - not only a very reliable courier but will collect from home and, if delivering, notify by email of delivery progress plus accurate delivery time estimate.
|Sam Longley 1||28/07/2017 07:52:30|
|798 forum posts|
Doesn't take a lot of working out does it !!!
But yes, they are good & the driver in our area has a good attitude too
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