Here you will find useful information related to parcel shipping and receiving. We’ve put together all the relevant information about domestic and international shipping as well as useful tools to track your parcel status. As a receiver, you can easily change your delivery via myDPD. Being a Pickup parcelshop, you probably find an answer on your question on the Pickup portal. Are you a webshop looking for the right shipping integration? We invite you to take a look at our shipping solutions.
Individual parcels must not be heavier than 31,5 kg. The maximum weight for parcels which are handled via our Pickup network is 20 kg.
The longest side of the parcel should be no longer than 175 cm and the overall size (2x height + 2x width + length) should be 300 cm maximum.
The girth is the maximum permitted parcel size. It is calculated as follows: (height + width) x 2 + length of the parcel in cm. You can calculate this conveniently online in our girth calculator.
A precise calculation of the transport costs can only be made if all the necessary shipping details for your parcel are available. This is the only way to avoid unnecessary surcharges for parcels which haven't been weighed or measured correctly. You can use your own scales, for example, to check the weight of the parcel. To measure the parcel you can use a ruler, a folding rule or a measuring tape. DPD reserves the right to apply a surcharge if the consignor's parcel data diverges from the measurements which are taken at the depot.
Volumetric weight is a standard formula which is used in the airline industry and which includes density in the calculation of the transport costs. Volumetric weight is based on the volumetric standard of IATA (International Air Transport Association). On the basis of this calculation the space which the parcel will occupy inside the aircraft is compared with the actual weight of the parcel.
The shipping cost is based on the higher of the two values, in other words either the actual overall weight or the volumetric weight of the parcel. The higher weight is then used for the calculation of the shipping tariff.
The calculation of the volumetric weight depends on the individual service provider. As a rule the following formula is used:
Length x width x height / 6000 = volumetric weight
The DPD volumetric-weight calculator will help you to calculate the volumetric weight of your parcel quickly and conveniently.
(for shipments which contain a number of packages you simply add the individual results)
The combined dimensions of your parcel are:
The volumetric weigth of your parcel:
NOTE: This is a computed value which was not measured with calibrated scales - please see the note in the first paragraph.
With DPD you enjoy the support of an efficient business partner. No matter whether you are just launching your own online shop or manage a large company - with us you can send any quantity of parcels, mail and special product formats reliably, fast and at highly favourable prices. Together we will find exactly the right solution for your individual shipping requirements.
Our parcel delivery service operates Monday to Saturday, from 08.30 to 18.00. If the sender has used the Predict service, you’ll be informed of the day and time slot when your delivery will be made. You can follow your parcel on myDPD.
If the sender has used the Predict service, you’ll be informed of the day and time slot when your delivery will be made. While we do our very best to deliver at the designated time, this time is an estimate. Delays can sometimes occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Our parcel tracking function enables you to follow the progress of your parcel online at any time. If the status of your parcel remains unchanged for a long period or if it isn't delivered at the indicated time, you are welcome to contact us.
If you provide us with a safe place you can take delivery of parcels at any time, even if you aren't at home. In this case you specify a safe splace, we deposit your parcel there, for example in the garage or carport.
If we deliver your parcel to a Pickup parcelshop there could be a number of reasons for this:
The consignor has instructed us to deliver the parcel to a Pickup parcelshop (DPD Shop2Shop)
You have specified the Pickup parcelshop as the place of delivery with our customer service, in myDPD or in our app.
We were unable to locate you at home and you have not specified a different place or day for the delivery. In this case we wish to make sure nevertheless that you receive your parcel as quickly as possible, and we therefore deliver it to a Pickup parcelshop in your neighbourhood, where you can pick it up during the shop's opening hours.
You can find out the Pickup parcelshop to which your parcel has been delivered in myDPD, in our app, from the delivery email in your mailbox or from the parcel notification card in your letterbox.
Our Pickup parcelshop Finder will enable you to find DPD shops in your area. Simply enter your location or postcode into the search function in order to find out the name, address and the opening times of the stores. Our top tip: if you share your location with us in our app your local Pickup parcelshop will be displayed to you automatically.
Find the Pickup parcelshop near you with our Pickup parcelshop Finder. You can send or redirect your parcel to your favourite parcel shop or specify a Pickup parcelshop for all your parcel deliveries.
A Pickup parcelshop is a location for sending and collecting parcels. If you decide to have your parcel delivered to a Pickup parcelshop, the flexible opening hours mean that you can collect the parcel when it is convenient for you. All Pickup parcelshops are open from Tuesday to Saturday at the minimum. With 800 Pickup parcel shops in Belgium and Luxemburg, we are always nearby. Find out here where the nearest Pickup parcelshop is.
Parcels which are delivered to the Pickup parcelshop are stored there for 7 calendar days. Calendar days are every day of the week, including Sunday.
DPD provides software tools for local installation together with web-based interfaces. However, we are unable to provide you with a generally applicable recommendation. For a list of the wide range of solutions we offer, please see consult our shipping tool page.
DPD offers webservice-based XML and file-based MPSEXPDATA interfaces.
DPD offers a number of plug and play solutions which enable the professional connection of your shop with the DPD system. You will find a list of the possible plug-ins on our development page.
The Route Database makes sure that your parcels are managed as efficiently as possible within the DPD system and sent by the optimum route – which ensures that delivery times within Belgium and throughout Europe are as fast as possible.
In order to make sure among other factors that our automated sorting systems can take care of this, the correct and up-to-date route has to be printed on the DPD label.
In local and long-distance transport DPD regularly optimizes its shipping operations on the basis of the latest parcel volumes and parcel streams. To make sure that parcels can be sent on the fastest possible journey, the DPD Route Database also has to be updated regularly
If you would like to simplify the regular import of the DPD Route Database, or even avoid having to do so altogether, you're welcome to use our IT solutions for printing your parcel labels.
You can track your parcel live. Simply enter the parcel number you have received from the consignor, or the P-number on the parcel notification card you have received in your letterbox. Alternatively you can tap on My parcels in order to see where your parcel is. If the delivery day doesn't suit you, you can simply specify a different day or place for the delivery in the change options.
Being the consignee you decide when or where we deliver the parcel. You can choose from four redirection options in order to have your parcel delivered the way it suits you best. Simply enter your parcel number, select the required option, e.g. delivery to a Pickup parcelshop, and confirm your selection.
A safe place is a place at your property that you chose to enable the driver to deliver a parcel in case you are not at home. E.g. a carport, garage, behind the fence …
No, you can also use our app without registering. However, registration offers a number of benefits: for example you can record your preferences (e.g. deposit okay, email notifications) and you receive an overview of all your parcels.
If we don't locate you at home when we make the delivery and have received no instructions regarding an alternative place of delivery, we will deliver your parcels to the Pickup parcelshop near you. This will enable you to take delivery of your parcels as quickly as possible, even if you can't be at home. In the selection of the parcelshop we always choose the one closest to the place of delivery.