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Amazon UK is Going to Tell You When Your Package is Coming

Waiting for a parcel from the postman can be infuriating. Even with online trackers, you can sometimes sit at home expecting a delivery only to be told it won't actually be making it off the truck until tomorrow. Or that it's just sitting in the local dispatch center and hasn't even made it on the road yet. Amazon is hoping to improve upon regular online trackers with a new system that helps you keep a closer eye on your parcel.

 

According to the Verge, Amazon UK will next month start using DPD's 'Follow My Parcel' service to help customers track next-day deliveries. The service gives you a delivery window (one hour) and shows you where on the map your delivery driver is. What's more, you can request for the package to be delivered to a neighbour, delay the delivery for another day, and check the name of your driver, all from your phone.

Check out the video on Follow My Parcel for a better idea of how it works!

  • back_by_demand
    Way better than DHL, Fedex or TNT
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  • Spanky Deluxe
    Brilliant. I really hope this means that they stop using Yodel/Home Delivery Network for their Prime deliveries. I've been strongly considering cancelling my Prime account due to their delivery companies lying about attempting deliveries.
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  • back_by_demand
    Yodel is a sub-contractor for DHL so I think your fears can be allayed
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  • gggplaya
    Wow don't have these kinds of problems in the states. Packages always ship USPS, Fedex, or UPS. Now that USPS has real tracking info, packages can easily be tracked on your smartphone, and amazon texts you to let you know when a package is coming that day.
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  • back_by_demand
    I think this has a real time map, implies all the trucks are lojacked
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  • blaaah
    This site has the worst web interface in Earth's history.

    I just logged in to Lol at the headline.

    This service will be very handy for those unsure when their package is coming. *snicker*

    Thank-you,
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