DPD Local has a reputation for being the most innovative carrier in the express parcels sector.
Find out more below to see how our technology can benefit you and your customers.
Predict & Follow My Parcel
It's always been more difficult to deliver to home addresses than business premises. That's why we've developed a unique interactive service that advises your customers when their packages will arrive with a one hour delivery window, along with the ability to track their delivery on a real-time map.
DPD Local's industry leading innovations give customers an unrivalled parcel delivery experience.
Thanks to Predict, customers receive a one hour delivery window, plus a host of rescheduling options both the night before and on the day of delivery.
Follow My Parcel
What's more, Follow My Parcel enables customers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, with a 15 minute time slot also provided.
To take advantage of these great services, just make sure that you share your customers' mobile phone numbers and email addresses with us, so we can send them notifications to give them maximum information and choice.
Interested in joining the leading and most innovative parcel carrier in the industry? Get in touch.
With DPD Local's online shipping service, ship@ease, you can create your own parcel labels right round the clock. Simply enter the recipient's details, select your service and then print out the parcel label - it's that simple! Find out more here.
Application Programming Interface (API)
DPD Local's APIs enable customers to integrate key functionality - such as parcel shipping, tracking and returns - directly into their own website or enterprise system. This will allow you to enjoy all of our great services in your own environment, while you will also enjoy greater efficiencies.
Existing customers should contact their Account Manager or login to MyDPD and click 'API' for more details.
DPD Local's EDI integration enables customers to fully integrate key functionality - such as parcel shipping and tracking - directly within their own WMS or ERP systems. This can provide customers and 3rd party developers enhanced control over the label and end-of-day manifest data processes.
Existing customers should contact their Account Manager for more details.
All of DPD Local's drivers carry a Saturn CN70, which is at the cutting-edge of handheld technology - it puts us light years ahead of our competitors.
CN70 increases the speed at which information can be passed to and from DPD Local's national customer services department, and also significantly enhances proof of delivery quality. What's more, with data integrity in excess of 99.75%, it's a virtually flawless system.
CN70 also has an in-built camera, meaning our drivers can take photos when they leave a calling card or when they deliver to a neighbour or a safe place. Images are then available for customers to view via the website, which will help to reduce the number of queries you have to handle.
How does it work?On delivery, the driver will take the unit and the consignment to the recipient, who will be asked to use a special pen to sign and print their name on the CN70 screen. The information is downloaded and transmitted to DPD Local's customer services department, providing fast, accurate proof of delivery information.
The use of electronic signature and handwriting recognition software allows CN70 to reproduce a perfect copy of the recipient's signature, which is then available on the web.
What are the benefits?
When it comes to providing customers with unbeatable levels of service, CN70 comes into its own; enabling DPD Local to maximise efficiency by saving time, saving paper, minimising the possibility of driver error and enhancing levels of information.
Ad-hoc collection requestsBy creating an interface between our customer services team and the drivers, CN70 enables ad-hoc collection requests to be transmitted directly to the handheld unit, saving time and telephone calls.