2. May 2022 | Press release
‘More Time Needed’ - DPD UK delivers new accessibility initiative
Leading delivery firm DPD UK has launched a new initiative to further improve the delivery experience for parcel recipients. The More Time Needed option on the DPD app will enable customers to specifically flag to their DPD driver that they need more time to get to the door.
The DPD app, which is used by over 10 million households in the UK, already enables recipients to tailor their delivery preferences so that drivers are fully briefed before every delivery on details of their ‘leave safe’ place, or preferred neighbour, plus a number of other benefits including a handy ‘You’re next’ notification.
For non-app users, DPD delivery notifications include similar options.
More Time Needed will give recipients with accessibility issues another option. Drivers will receive a specific instruction to make more time and wait for the recipient to come to the door, overriding other delivery instructions and procedures.
Elaine Kerr, CEO of DPD UK, commented,
“We know some people take a little longer than others at getting to the door, so we've now added a specific option to the DPD app, to make it easier for recipients to make the request and make it clearer to our drivers when it is required. Our drivers always get a full breakdown of a customer’s preference before each delivery, but this will help many people, especially those that want or need an in-person delivery.
“This is just the latest addition to the DPD app, which also now enables customers to pinpoint their exact location on a map using what3words. We are always listening to customer feedback and looking for the little things that make a big difference. We want the DPD delivery experience to be great for everyone, regardless of where they live or their personal circumstances, and the DPD app is the best way to help customers personalise their delivery preferences and give their driver the most specific instructions.”
About DPD UK
DPD UK was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015 in the Innovation category, for its unique one-hour delivery service, Predict.
In 2018, DPD opened the UK’s first all-electric parcel delivery depot in Westminster. DPD currently has over 1,700 EVs on the road in the UK and in October 2020, announced plans to deliver to 25 of the largest towns and cities in the UK with zero and low-emission delivery means by 2023. In July 2021, Oxford became DPD’s first all-electric city in the UK. Details of all of DPD’s sustainability initiatives can be found on its dedicated green website: https://green.dpd.co.uk/
DPD UK is a member of DPDgroup, the largest parcel delivery network in Europe. DPDgroup is the parcel delivery network of GeoPost, a holding company owned by France’s La Poste.
The company operates more than 10,000 vehicles from 84 locations and delivers over 400 million parcels a year.