DPD is a hugely popular courier service well known for its reliability and excellent tracking. Currently, our customers who need shipping from the UK can book DPD to ship packages within the UK and from the UK to European and international locations. If you need a fully tracked delivery service to send important packages with then DPD would be a great choice plus you can drop off your package at any of the 2,500 + DPD Pickup shops across the UK.
You can send packages that weigh up to 30kg/60lbs using this service, so there are a number of items you can ship whether it is a personal item or a small business shipment.
Drop Off at a DPD Pickup Shop
The DPD services make sending a package very simple as you can book using our shipping calculator, print off the shipping labels and drop into your local Pickup store. At the store, the shop assistant will scan your labels and provide you with a receipt to say you have dropped off the package. A courier will then come and pick up the package from the store and DPD will ship the package to the delivery address.
We do not have a DPD service that is picked up from a home or work address only drop off available to DPD Pickup store but your package will be delivered to the home or business address.
DPD Transit Times
DPD shipping times will vary depending on where you are shipping to.
They have a great delivery network into Europe so you can expect a package to be delivered in 2-3 days using Air Express services or 3-5 days using DPD Air Classic. DPD Classic is a road service so can offer better value than Air but add a day or two to the transit time. If saving on the cost of sending a package is more important than transit time - DPD Classic would be a great choice.
When shipping overseas to global locations, transit times can take a bit longer to popular locations in North America, Asia and Australia. DPD Air Express will still ship your items in 3-5 days, whereas Classic services can take up to 8 days to some locations.
You can book a DPD courier service in the knowledge that the package will be tracked to delivery using their excellent tracking features. You can track a package using your Parcel Monkey shipment number on our site which will reflect the tracking of DPD or you can use the DPD shipment number on your label on the DPD website.
It is a good idea to share the tracking with the recipient so they too can follow the package until it arrives with them. DPD has the ability to allow the recipient to make changes to their delivery such as leave the package with a neighbour or in a safe place if they are not at home. You should always leave a valid and working contact number for the recipient can be contacted on in case there is an issue in making the delivery.