We're excited to announce that we have recently teamed up with DPD Couriers to assist with the ever increasing number of orders we receive for delivery around Ireland. We have a dedicated website for Irish customers (basketsgalore.ie) and have always been able to offer a next day delivery service to the majority of Irish addresses.
As you may or may not know, most addresses in Ireland do not have a postcode (with the exception of Dublin), although a post code system is rumoured to be being introduced in 2015. With no postcode it can be a difficult job locating certain addresses and so we have always teamed up with the most reliable couriers we can find to help deliver our gift baskets. We have been very pleased with our current courier, but decided to add a second when more and more customers were asking for timed deliveries. We have 2 UK couriers as well, as we find certain companies excel with deliveries to particular regions or address types and so it can be useful to have a choice.
For deliveries to the UK our customers can choose from Pre 9, Pre-10, Pre-Noon, Next Day, Standard or Saturday delivery. However, for Ireland we were limited to only standard and next day. The introduction of DPD allows us to over a larger selection of timed deliveries and DPD also narrow the window of delivery down to a few hours rather than the standard 9-5.
They will also be rolling out a system that allows customers to list both their home and work addresses. That way if a delivery is scheduled to an individual on a certain day or time, DPD can check their database and deliver it to whichever address the customer is going to be at. Very clever indeed!