DPD UK adopts what3words for ‘pinpoint parcel deliveries’

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Parcel delivery company DPD has today announced its partnership with addressing technology company, what3words, to enable deliveries to precise locations.

Customers will be able to add their what3words address in the ‘delivery preferences’ section of the DPD app. With precise what3words addresses, drivers will be able to arrive at the exact building entrance, doorstep, or side passage specified by the customer.

More than 10 million DPD parcel recipients already use the DPD app to update their delivery preferences and, from this week, they will be able to save their exact drop-off what3words address using the map and grid overlay in their DPD app profile to make deliveries more precise.

Elaine Kerr, CEO of DPD UK said: “Our drivers do an amazing job delivering the vast majority of parcels to the correct address, first time. We use technology available to make their job easier, and what3words is an incredibly smart solution. In addition to helping us deliver to new housing estates and remote cottages, there are significant gains from more effective fleet routing and reducing unnecessary mileage.”

Adding, Chris Sheldrick, CEO and Co-founder of what3words said: “Our technology gives both customers and DPD drivers the confidence that deliveries will be made precisely, easily, and more efficiently, using just three words.”

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