Poll: The great international parcel race.

Who wins?

  • UPS

    Votes: 69 27.4%
  • TNT

    Votes: 12 4.8%
  • FedEx

    Votes: 59 23.4%
  • DPD

    Votes: 112 44.4%

  • Total voters
    252
  • Poll closed .
Sgarrista
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Update 22:

TNT Winner. UPS Second. Fedex on the Move.

FedEx: Collected 9:50
FedEx: Sent a second van just in case! 12:15
Scanned at Hartlebury
Left Hartlebury 16:21
Scanned Kingsbury 23:58
Left Kingsbury
Scanned Stansted 1st. 11:42
Left Stansted 11:49
Arrived ROISSY CHARLES DE GAULLE CEDEX FR 3rd at 19:29

UPS: Collected 10:10
Scanned at Tamworth
Left Tamworth 19:04
Arrived Castle Donington 19:36
Left Castle Donington 21:54
Scanned Koeln
Left Koeln 04:30
Arrived Customs CH: 05:35
Cleared Customs 06:12
Arrived Delivery Hub 08:17
Out for delivery 10:36
Failed delivery will try again tomorrow
Was at the wrong delivery depot.
Left current delivery depot 21:30
Out for delivery!
Delivered! Second


TNT: Awaiting Collection
Collected: 11:01 a day later than everyone else.
Worcester scan: 11:48
Left Worcester 18:57
Arrived East Midlands Airport 20:34
Departed East Midlands to Geneva 20:58
Arrived Liege
Delay reported 03:47
Departed Liege 2nd. 19:04
Arrived delivery depot 08:32
Loaded van 08:33
Out for delivery!
Delivered! First


DPD: Collected 13:07
Scanned at Dudley
Left Dudley 16:08
Arrived Brum 20:18
Scanned BHX 23:27
Left BHX 05:52
Scanned London. 10:10
 
Sgarrista
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Update 23:

Fedex Delivered.

FedEx: Collected 9:50
FedEx: Sent a second van just in case! 12:15
Scanned at Hartlebury
Left Hartlebury 16:21
Scanned Kingsbury 23:58
Left Kingsbury
Scanned Stansted 1st. 11:42
Left Stansted 11:49
Arrived ROISSY CHARLES DE GAULLE CEDEX FR 3rd at 19:29
Out for delivery!
Delivered! Third


UPS: Collected 10:10
Scanned at Tamworth
Left Tamworth 19:04
Arrived Castle Donington 19:36
Left Castle Donington 21:54
Scanned Koeln
Left Koeln 04:30
Arrived Customs CH: 05:35
Cleared Customs 06:12
Arrived Delivery Hub 08:17
Out for delivery 10:36
Failed delivery will try again tomorrow
Was at the wrong delivery depot.
Left current delivery depot 21:30
Out for delivery!
Delivered! Second


TNT: Awaiting Collection
Collected: 11:01 a day later than everyone else.
Worcester scan: 11:48
Left Worcester 18:57
Arrived East Midlands Airport 20:34
Departed East Midlands to Geneva 20:58
Arrived Liege
Delay reported 03:47
Departed Liege 2nd. 19:04
Arrived delivery depot 08:32
Loaded van 08:33
Out for delivery!
Delivered! First


DPD: Collected 13:07
Scanned at Dudley
Left Dudley 16:08
Arrived Brum 20:18
Scanned BHX 23:27
Left BHX 05:52
Scanned London. 10:10
 
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Scanned London. 10:10

DPD like

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Soldato
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Voted TNT on the poll whilst these were awaiting collection.

The business I worked for previously used TNT for time sensitive delivery of machinery parts from (mostly) Germany and were very reliable.
 
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Update 24:

DPD realized they needed to deliver something.

FedEx: Collected 9:50
FedEx: Sent a second van just in case! 12:15
Scanned at Hartlebury
Left Hartlebury 16:21
Scanned Kingsbury 23:58
Left Kingsbury
Scanned Stansted 1st. 11:42
Left Stansted 11:49
Arrived ROISSY CHARLES DE GAULLE CEDEX FR 3rd at 19:29
Out for delivery!
Delivered! Third


UPS: Collected 10:10
Scanned at Tamworth
Left Tamworth 19:04
Arrived Castle Donington 19:36
Left Castle Donington 21:54
Scanned Koeln
Left Koeln 04:30
Arrived Customs CH: 05:35
Cleared Customs 06:12
Arrived Delivery Hub 08:17
Out for delivery 10:36
Failed delivery will try again tomorrow
Was at the wrong delivery depot.
Left current delivery depot 21:30
Out for delivery!
Delivered! Second


TNT: Awaiting Collection
Collected: 11:01 a day later than everyone else.
Worcester scan: 11:48
Left Worcester 18:57
Arrived East Midlands Airport 20:34
Departed East Midlands to Geneva 20:58
Arrived Liege
Delay reported 03:47
Departed Liege 2nd. 19:04
Arrived delivery depot 08:32
Loaded van 08:33
Out for delivery!
Delivered! First


DPD: Collected 13:07
Scanned at Dudley
Left Dudley 16:08
Arrived Brum 20:18
Scanned BHX 23:27
Left BHX 05:52
Scanned London. 10:10
4th - Landed in Swizerland. 20:41
 
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There's a reason people call DPD Richard-Head Parcel Deliverers (Shorten the first word yourselves, kept it forum safe)
 
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One of the interesting things to come out of this thread is different peoples expectations of the different companies.

I've always thought peoples opinions on courier companies depends massively on the actual driver and last mile of the company.
 
Soldato
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Tbh I'd go gay for my DPD driver. What a man. The fact he can reverse a full size Sprinter down a street with about 3 inches either side at 30+mph just adds to the fact.
 
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I voted TNT at the start of the thread, they were excellent with my package over xmas, I was rather shocked to see the vast majority of votes for other companies too, what do the winners get? :p
 
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Did any of the couriers give the intended recipient a 1 hour delivery window?

TNT and DPD do in the UK, but Suer / Chronopost don't always do so abroad.

UPS now seem to give me a 1 hour window a day or two in advance.
 
Soldato
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Did any of the couriers give the intended recipient a 1 hour delivery window?

TNT and DPD do in the UK, but Suer / Chronopost don't always do so abroad.

UPS now seem to give me a 1 hour window a day or two in advance.

Amazon logistics don't, I got an email stating "arriving today before 10pm" thats a pretty wide delivery slot. It actually arrived around 10am
 
Sgarrista
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Update 24:

DPD oh dear, oh dear oh dear.



FedEx: Collected 9:50
FedEx: Sent a second van just in case! 12:15
Scanned at Hartlebury
Left Hartlebury 16:21
Scanned Kingsbury 23:58
Left Kingsbury
Scanned Stansted 1st. 11:42
Left Stansted 11:49
Arrived ROISSY CHARLES DE GAULLE CEDEX FR 3rd at 19:29
Out for delivery!
Delivered! Third


UPS: Collected 10:10
Scanned at Tamworth
Left Tamworth 19:04
Arrived Castle Donington 19:36
Left Castle Donington 21:54
Scanned Koeln
Left Koeln 04:30
Arrived Customs CH: 05:35
Cleared Customs 06:12
Arrived Delivery Hub 08:17
Out for delivery 10:36
Failed delivery will try again tomorrow
Was at the wrong delivery depot.
Left current delivery depot 21:30
Out for delivery!
Delivered! Second


TNT: Awaiting Collection
Collected: 11:01 a day later than everyone else.
Worcester scan: 11:48
Left Worcester 18:57
Arrived East Midlands Airport 20:34
Departed East Midlands to Geneva 20:58
Arrived Liege
Delay reported 03:47
Departed Liege 2nd. 19:04
Arrived delivery depot 08:32
Loaded van 08:33
Out for delivery!
Delivered! First


DPD: Collected 13:07
Scanned at Dudley
Left Dudley 16:08
Arrived Brum 20:18
Scanned BHX 23:27
Left BHX 05:52
Scanned London. 10:10
4th - Landed in Swizerland. 20:41
6th - Landed in London 09:00
 
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:cry::cry::cry:

I just had a couple of steering wheels picked up being sent to Taiwan via UPS. It was collected at 16h today

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Already cleared customs and on the way! See if they make it by Monday but that's pretty epic to get to Taiwan!
 
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