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03-11-2015, 13:22   #1
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DPD Parcel Wizard - DPD Pickup

DPD/Parcel Wizard are offering 3 free deliveries for new users between now and the end of the year. Its like Parcel Motel except they deliver to your house instead of a locker.

Should be of use for the Xmas shopping next month.


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Between now and 31st December 2015, you have three free trips from the Parcel Passport UK Virtual Address to your door.

Start using DPD's UK Virtual Address today when ordering online from your favourite UK e-tailers and save on delivery costs! After you've used your three free trips, the service costs only €3.85. You're welcome!
https://www.dpdparcelwizard.ie/UK-Virtual-Address

Also their price of €3.85 to deliver to your door is pretty competitive given Parcel Motel charge €3.90 and you have to pick it up yourself. Good to see some competition in the market for this type of service.

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03-11-2015, 13:27   #2
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Brilliant - makes a lot of sense. Thanks OP - signing up now.
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Obviously intended to compete with Parcel Motel

I have had mixed experiences dealing with DPD before though - might just wait and see how the early adopters get on
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Parcel Motel were a Godsend for a lot of people in that they could get stuff delivered to UK address and then down here which up to then wasn't possible for a lot of stuff.
When people noticed how well it did, it was always come under threat from others starting off in the market.
After the 3 free ships, it's going to boil down to personal choice as there's nothing in the price after that.
Bear in mind that it doesn't suit a lot of people to get stuff delivered to the house as you mightn't be there at the time, some find it easier to collect at their leisure at a drop off point nominated by them.
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Obviously intended to compete with Parcel Motel

I have had mixed experiences dealing with DPD before though - might just wait and see how the early adopters get on
Have had mixed experiences too, packages not being delivered when scheduled etc.

At least with Parcel Motel you can pick up your parcel when it suits and you have a 48hr window.
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Obviously intended to compete with Parcel Motel

I have had mixed experiences dealing with DPD before though - might just wait and see how the early adopters get on
Agreed, I've had some hassle with DPD and going to their depot in the Robinhood Industrial Estate to sort out a problem is a lot more hassle than dealing with Parcel Motel imo.
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With the Christmas coming up Parcel Motel will be crazy (last year was absolute chaos). Will use these guys and Parcel Connect to avoid the backlog just for December.
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Thanks OP, signed up.



Very similar set-up to Parcel motel.

Just drop your parcel wizard ID into address field on any UK site.

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DPD Parcel Passport
Unit 3, Trench Park,
Trench Road
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Obviously intended to compete with Parcel Motel

I have had mixed experiences dealing with DPD before though - might just wait and see how the early adopters get on
I'd agree with that, DPD can blow hot and cold. But supposedly with their Parcel Wizard service you are able to schedule the actual delivery time. As to how accurate it'll be only time will tell but I reckon its worth a punt for the first 3 deliveries free in the Xmas period.

If it does what it says on the tin then it'll be good competition for Parcel Motel who have increased their prices by a good 15% earlier this year. Competition in the market should mean no price increases for Parcel Motel customers in 2016, happy days for users of either service.

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Would they be able to add the parcel into one of those new An Post boxes ?

Or are they just for standard mail ?
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This appears to be better than Parcel Motel as a lot of sellers on the UK site will only deliver to mainland UK. This seems to get around that issue. I'll defo sign up. Thanks!
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I'm near certain its DPD that send a txt before delivery is due with an approx. time of delivery and the option to cancel or rearrange. If they offer that with the new service I'll be definitely signing up...
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This appears to be better than Parcel Motel as a lot of sellers on the UK site will only deliver to mainland UK. This seems to get around that issue. I'll defo sign up. Thanks!
I've only really seen that with more expensive items and even at that I just went down the list of different sellers and always found one who did deliver to the North.

I know Motorola wouldn't allow delivery to Parcel Motel though.
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having dealt o lot with Irish merchants DPD seems always on top-message to let you know delivery is coming,next day you get message with a window or a reschedule,and its convenient.I guess if they will do parcels will there be extra costs on say weight or size of items,if they give uk address,since there's only small items you can get trough NI without paying fortune afterwards.
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