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The parcel

There's nothing easier. Parcel shipping with DPD.

Thanks to the latest conveyor and sorting installations your DPD parcels automatically travel first class. In spite of this, to ensure trouble-free shipping the packaging has to be sufficiently robust and tightly sealed to protect the contents from unauthorised access. In some cases, such as DPD wine logistics, special cartons may be necessary.

A number of preconditions have to be met to provide your goods with optimum protection and enable low-cost and fast transport.

Size and weight
The transport of large numbers of parcels requires a high level of automation, which is only possible with a certain amount of standardisation. To ensure adequate protection of packages the following norms have to be observed.

Per parcel:
  • maximum length: 1.75 m
  • maximum weight: 31.5 kg
  • girth (combined dimensions) =
    2 x a + 2 x b + L = max. 300 cm

Hazardous goods
Parcels are only accepted for transport with hazardous goods which meet the conditions of one of the following ADR exemptions. This is also subject to the DPD General Terms of Business, which also apply. For further information please see our hazardous goods folder (German).

To ensure transport in automated sorting equipment and of course to protect the parcel and its contents and enable the acceptance of liability by DPD, the packaging must meet the dimensions which are indicated above and be suitable for the goods which are shipped.

A real alternative is provided by re-usable packaging such as the DPD SHUTTLE-BOX®, because it can

  • offer the goods special protection,
  • reduce packaging costs,
  • benefit the environment.