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DPD: Work with a courier partner that delivers 8.4 million parcels daily, globally

When you’re a small business owner navigating the intricate world of parcel delivery, trust and credibility in your courier partner matter more than ever. Your chosen courier is, after all, an extension of your business, and that last crucial mile of delivery can make or break the customer experience. This is where DPD South Africa, backed by its global network, steps in to offer you the trust and reliability your small business needs.

Local roots, global reach

At the heart of DPD South Africa lies a powerhouse – Geopost, its majority shareholder. Geopost is a multinational marvel that operates across 49 countries, spanning all continents. Within this expansive network, you’ll find a consortium of expert delivery brands, each a leader in its own right. These include DPD, Chronopost, SEUR, BRT, Speedy, and Jadlog – a testament to Geopost’s global eminence.

With 57,000 dedicated employees, Geopost is on a mission to simplify commerce, making it more accessible, profitable, and sustainable for businesses and communities. One remarkable feather in Geopost’s cap is its commitment to becoming a global benchmark in sustainable delivery. Notably, it is the first global delivery company to have its roadmap to Net Zero by 2040 approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Geopost doesn’t just deliver parcels; it’s shaping the future of sustainable logistics.

Local ties, global excellence

In the South African context, DPD South Africa’s strength is bolstered by The Laser Group, a minority shareholder. The Laser Group is proudly South African, predominantly black-owned, and stands tall as one of the nation’s largest independent logistics firms. This local collaboration infuses DPD South Africa with a uniquely South African flavour while drawing on the global excellence that defines DPD.

An international partner like no other

Internationally, Geopost, through its DPDgroup, reigns supreme as Europe’s largest international parcel delivery network. DPDgroup artfully combines cutting-edge technology with local insights to craft a service that’s flexible and user-friendly, benefitting both shippers and receivers. Geopost’s revolutionary Predict service, for example, has rewritten the industry playbook for convenience, ensuring that customers remain closely connected with their deliveries.

With a colossal workforce of 122,000 delivery experts and an astonishing network of more than 58,000 Pickup points, DPDgroup achieves an awe-inspiring feat – delivering 8.4 million parcels each day, summing up to a staggering 1.9 billion parcels annually.

The global success story continues

DPD’s role isn’t confined to merely delivering parcels; it’s an integral part of a global logistics powerhouse. It is a proud member of Geopost, a holding company that posted sales of €11 billion in 2021 and is owned by Le Groupe La Poste – a testament to DPD’s corporate family’s significance and global reach.

By the numbers: DPD’s global impact

  1. Parcels delivered daily: An astounding 7.5 million
  2. Annual revenue: A whopping €11 billion
  3. Countries in reach: Over 230 via its network or partners
  4. Delivery experts: A formidable 97,000
  5. Operating in: 50 countries
  6. Parcels delivered annually: An astonishing 1.9 billion

In the world of small businesses, trust, reliability, and credibility are your currency. With DPD South Africa and its global network, you’re not just getting a courier service; you’re getting a promise of excellence, worldwide.

Learn more about DPD’s services here.

DPD Laser is a proud National Partner of the NSBC.

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