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The Dynamic Parcel Distribution (DPD) was founded in 1999 and boasts one of the largest parcel delivery networks across Europe. This is because it is part of the DPD Group, which shares logistics operations with multiple different couriers. These international partnerships have been boosted by it being previously owned by Le Groupe La Poste, with strong connections to GeoPost and Chronopost. DPD competitors include DHL, TNT and UPS.
DPD offers shipping options to Europe, and through its international partners, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australasia. A number of different couriers and logistics companies are usually involved in international delivery which has led to many businesses trying to find the best DPD tracking API options available for their business.
A tracking API capable of tracking DPD parcels is hard to find, mostly because of the scale and scope of parcel handling operations and the multiple and multinational couriers that are used by the company to deliver packages across its massive network.
This is because the unique idea behind DPD's creation aimed to make delivery superfast by processing parcels faster at special DPD depots/station. This system works differently from the outdated method of keeping parcels within the container freight station. In most cases, this means DPD packages are delivered to customers with 72 hours of reaching the port terminology of the destination country, while making the movement and delivery of the consignment more transparent.
This superfast delivery system also requires an equally quick tracking API. The Ship24 tracking API was built with these cutting-edge shipping techniques and multicarrier functionality in mind, so that businesses would never lose track of their DPD parcels when tracking. As a result, the Ship24 tracking API has the ability to cover in excess of 1,000 different actors involved in the shipping process, from logistics firms to courier companies and marketplaces to online retailers. Using the Ship24 tracking API is the best way for companies to ensure they have maximum visibility when it comes tracking the parcels, they need the latest information. If you want to optimize your business track capability, then look no further than Ship24.
Ship24’s tracking API system helps your business to keep track of multiple packages automatically.
Not only does a shipment tracking API give your business full visibility over the flow of goods, but in turn, this means that your business can have the maximum information available at its disposal to act accordingly should a problem occur with transport/during delivery. For example, if a DPD parcel or package gets stopped at customs, a tracking API will have the information available ready for you to act depending on why it has been stopped. A DPD tracking API will also notify you on other occurrences, such as if a parcel is going in the wrong direction, or it will let you know if it is delayed. Having this information as soon as possible is key to making important decisions or notifying you on the best person to contact in such a situation. Businesses who send packages to customers as part of a B2C distance selling eCommerce sale are able to use this information when they receive it to contact the relevant courier who is handling the parcel to follow up on the situation and also inform the customer who is receiving the parcel of a potential delay. This not only speeds up the resolution time of the issue but also makes for a better post-purchase experience for the consumer. Equally, some companies also offer the tracking information they receive to be accessed by customers, which is also a popular move for consumers as far as trustworthiness and reliability goes. This, in turn, usually results in more purchases also.
DPD delivery times depend on the distance and the shipping services chosen, with faster delivery turnarounds usually costing more and being shipped by air, whereas slower delivery options taking longer and being shipped by slower transportation methods, by land or sea.
DPD usually provides an estimated delivery date at the point of purchase. For your information, below are the average delivery times as per the DPD services available:
Express parcel segment:
In general, DPD deliveries usually take a maximum of 72 hours to be delivered in Europe, thanks to the courier's superfast delivery processing system and the huge number of processing stations and depots in key locations. Outside of Europe, DPD relies on international partners and where orders are concerned that are being shipped into Europe, international partners will also be used, for first and last-leg courier services respectively.
However, domestic parcels are typically delivered on the same day across Europe, where DPD is based. International packages will typically take can take more than 24 hours.
Please note, DPD parcels are delivered during daytime hours and if an order is delivered on Saturday, it will most likely arrive in the morning. Delivery will not be made on holidays or Sundays unless under special circumstances. Please talk to DPD directly to find out about the availability of such deliveries. The good news is that no matter what DPD service you choose to with which to send you parcel, you can still track its progress end to end with the Ship24 DPD tracking API. Whether your parcel is heading from France to Australia or China to the USA, you can be sure that you will get 100 percent of the tracking information relevant to your packages and parcels with the Ship24 tracking API.
A DPD tracking API is most often used by businesses who want to make sure they have the best tracking capability at their disposal. Our business clients can rest assured they have market-leading tracking capability at their fingertips, which mean they won't miss a single event update or notification when tracking their parcels. Find out more about our tracking API on our dedicated page, including competitive pricing plans and FAQ, as well as our other services, such as eCommerce IOSS VAT solutions and ship from China logistics. Get more, with Ship24.
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