The future of courier delivery is arriving fast, in part by way of the new DPD/Interlink mobile app.
Taking delivery of goods to a home or business address has, up until now, sometimes been fairly tricky. Missed deliveries, calling cards, and lost parcels. But these are issues the DPD/IL app promises to try and solve. An array of cool features have been introduced which will seemingly make our lives as consumers much easier.
The DPD/IL tracking system, and their delivery service in general, are already amongst the best in the business – so to many their new app is a welcome bonus.
So without further ado, here’s a quick summary of the excellent new points of note that DPD/IL has in store, when taking parcels via their delivery service:
If it’s more convenient for you to pick up your parcel instead of taking a delivery, you can opt to have your driver leave it at one of their 2,500 local pickup locations throughout the UK. The number of pickup points is very impressive, and should prove handy. The app will even give you directions and opening times to your chosen collection point. Click and collect options will certainly play a large part in the future of courier delivery services, especially as an alternative to missed deliveries.
- 30 minutes away
The new app will let you know when your driver/parcel is approximately 30 minutes away. This by far must be one of the most simple, yet ingenious features of any courier tracking service. Staying in all day for a parcel can be very frustrating, especially when many other couriers don’t specify a time slot. A 30 minute pre-emptive reminder ensures you can be there in time to receive your delivery on demand.
- Safe place
Specify a safe place using the new app, and the driver will leave your parcel safely in this chosen location. This means even if you can’t make it back to accept your parcel, it’ll still be waiting safe and sound when you arrive. You can even upload a photograph of your safe place, to ensure the driver knows exactly where to find it.
- We’ll come back
If your parcel was attempted for delivery earlier in the day, and you arrive too late, in some cases the driver can come back and make a second delivery attempt. This is a fully automatic process using your phones location. If it sees you’re present later in the day, a second attempt will be scheduled with little effort. Thus eliminating the frustration of waiting another day! This feature is an excellent example of how useful mobile location services can be.
The new DPD app is available on Apple and Android devices via the App Store and Play Store respectively.