DPD ParcelLetter service tested in Netherlands

The Dutch arm of the European delivery company DPD is piloting a new ParcelLetter service in the Netherlands.

According to the company it, “delivers parcels, letters and other items via the letter box. And unlike other DPD delivery services, a signature is not required.”

Customers can fully track the parcels through the track & trace service, and under the scheme the DPD Predict service is included as standard.

DPD said that ParcelLetter is “aimed at parcels for which the delivery driver does not necessarily have to ring the recipient’s doorbell” and the company is initially focusing on the SME and consumer markets.

ParcelLetter is currently only offered in the Netherlands as a pilot via the online shipping platform www.pakkettenversturen.nl. However DPD said that that “in the near future” it will also offer the service for shipments to other European countries, “enabling consumers and businesses to internationally send parcels, catalogues, samples and letters via DPD Netherlands”.

Eric Dietz, CEO DPD Netherlands, said: “With our new ParcelLetter service we want to further expand our service delivery. As a result of the enormous e-commerce growth, the need for letterbox delivery of small parcels at a favourable price is increasing and with ParcelLetter we are able to respond to this market demand.”