DPD UK introduces ‘More Time Needed’ delivery preference

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Parcel carrier DPD UK has launched a new ‘More Time Needed’ option for deliveries to enable customers to specifically flag that they need more time to get to the door.

The new option will appear alongside existing delivery preferences on the DPD app, such as safe place options or a preferred neighbor.

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, said, “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 personalize their delivery preferences and give their driver the most specific instructions,” she said.

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