DPD UK and what3words have partnered to allow customers to add their what3words address to deliveries from this Friday.
They will be able to add the address in the delivery preferences of the DPD app so that delivery drivers can pinpoint the exact delivery point – whether that’s a doorstep or safe place.
More than 10 million parcel recipients already use the DPD app. The increased accuracy of delivery should speed up last mile deliveries, according to DPD.
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, often going above and beyond to work out where harder to find locations are. We use the best 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. As a UK leader in smart, green delivery, this is a very welcome addition to our award-winning service.”
Chris Sheldrick, CEO and co-founder of what3words adds: “Our technology gives both customers and DPD drivers the confidence that deliveries will be made precisely, easily, and more efficiently, using just three words.”