Deliveries to flood areas may be delayed

CATEGORY: Ecommerce

Due to flooding in the North, delivery companies are warning their customers that parcels may be delayed, specifically in the Preston and Carlisle areas.

Interlink, part of the DPD group, have said that all parcels in the impacted areas will still go out for delivery today, but that they expect restricted access for our vehicles in certain postcodes which could lead to delivery delays.

They added that “We will do everything possible to attempt parcel delivery today, but under these circumstances it is likely that some parcels will be subject to a delay of 24 hours. If you have provided your customers’ contact details, we will automatically advise them of the delay to their delivery“.

We would expect a level of understanding from marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon and relaxation of delivery metrics. In reality many residents may not themselves have been unable to return to their homes yet, so a delivery will be the last thing they’ll be worrying about.

Affected Postcodes

LA1-23, CA1 (Carlisle Town Centre), CA12, CA13, CA16-17, TD1-9, DG13-14

9 Responses

  1. There will still be people complaining that the driver did not canoe down a flooded street to deliver their parcel.

    Having said that FedEx, DHL and UPS all manage in Venice.

  2. On the TV News tonight it showed streets that had been evacuated and were being patrrolled by the Police in case of Looting. So I would guess that a Courier Driver attempting to make a delivery in those streets would be very popular.

    Probably far more use to try to ascertain where the evacuated people have been taken such as a Leisure Centre or School and try to make a delivery there..

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