Package delivery standards raised with one hour window service?
If what we’re about to tell you is as true as the piece of internet that it’s been printed on, the days of lurking in your house for an entire day waiting for a package to be delivered are OVER! That’s right babies, over!
Delivery types DPD reckon they’ve distilled the nightmarish package wait scenario down to a manageable one hour window and can let you in advance when your goods will be in your hand, give or take 30 minutes either side.
DPD will provide you with an email or SMS message letting you know when your stuff will turn up at your home – if you know you won’t be there to receive it, you can text back and arrange for them to deliver on a more convenient date, which is an enormous etc etc etc.
Leading retailers (coughs) DSGi and, ahem, Three have already signed up to the DPD way of doing shit and the company reckon they’ll lead the way in parcel delivery in the future. Maybe we’ll one day look back fondly at ‘Sorry, we tried to deliver your parcel but you were out’ cards in the way we look back at Spangles and driving without seatbelts.
If you ask us, it all sounds a little bit fanciful – getting notification of when your parcel will come sounds like something out of The Fifth Element or The Matrix. Can it really happen? Would it affect your choice of retailer if you knew that it was backed up by such a space-age delivery service? Let us know…
Meanwhile, here’s an ad that reminds us of A-ha's Take On Me video - in it, DPD take an entire minute and a half to explain their new service. Seven seconds would have sufficed – hopefully it doesn’t take their drivers 15 minutes to get your box out of the van.