10. July 2023 | News

DPD Germany also masters shipping process with sustainable packaging

DPD Germany is currently conducting a test with reusable shipping packaging together with Munich-based start-up hey circle and German clothing manufacturer TRIGEMA. Among other things, the practical suitability of the reusable boxes from hey circle in size XL (60 x 40 x 20 cm) will be tested under real conditions - between TRIGEMA headquarters and its test stores by DPD.


Good ideas and bold thinking drive DPD Germany: For the parcel service provider, this is already the second test run with reusable shipping packaging within a few months. In April, DPD Germany, together with the start-up Boomerang®, had used such packaging in the systems and sorting facilities at DPD Depot 120 in Hamburg to the satisfaction of all involved. With the start-up hey circle, the sustainably designed reusable solutions had already been successfully tested in the DPD system over several months last year. In close cooperation with hey circle and TRIGEMA, an internal test phase is now being conducted between TRIGEMA headquarters and test stores to examine the potential and costs of the logistics process. The companies involved are relying on a multi-stage test procedure: After a test phase with 100 boxes, the number could be doubled in the next step.

"As an internationally active parcel and express service provider, we want to make our contribution to sustainable environmental protection. To do this, we like to break new ground with new partners,"

explains Michael Knaupe, Chief Customer Experience & Business Development Officer at DPD Germany.

"We were therefore delighted to be able to contribute our know-how as a long-standing logistics expert to this innovation ecosystem. Because one thing is clear: we believe in a nationwide reusable concept in e-commerce."

"Good handling of our shipping packages is a high priority for us, which is why we optimized the products for logistics right from the start. In close exchange with DPD, we receive confirmation that this is exactly what we are getting,"

says Doris Diebold, CEO and founder of hey circle.




About DPD Germany

DPD Germany is part of Geopost, the largest parcel network in Europe. DPD Germany has 79 depots and 7,700 pickup parcel shops throughout Germany. More than 9,600 employees and 12,000 delivery staff work for customers every day. Every year the number two in the German parcel market transports over 400 million parcels - and does so in a completely climate-neutral way, without any additional costs for customers. With numerous initiatives for sustainable parcel delivery DPD Germany shows, especially in inner cities, how parcel shipping can be made environmentally friendly and locally emission-free.

With innovative technologies and a consistent focus on the needs of all customers and recipients DPD Germany offers a simple, convenient and flexible service for B2B and B2C parcel shipping. One example of this is the Predict Service, which is unique in the industry. It enables DPD Germany to tell the recipient on the day of delivery exactly when the parcel will arrive, down to the hour. In live tracking within the last hour before delivery, the time window even updates to up to 30 minutes. Only recently the testers of Stiftung Warentest praised the live tracking of the test parcels they posted and the 100 per cent adherence to DPD's predicted delivery times. On the recipient side DPD Germany is also therefore the only company in the test to receive the grade "good" for delivery.

Geopost ships to 230 countries worldwide and has a uniform network of 83,000 pick-up points with harmonised services also in cross-border shipping. Last year around 120,000 employees and business partners throughout Europe ensured that more than 2 billion parcels were successfully delivered to customers. DPD Germany's parent company is Geopost, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French Groupe La Poste. Geopost achieved a consolidated annual turnover of 15.6 billion euros last year.