Customers are recommended to place their orders as early as possible, preferably by 12 noon, Tuesday 30th March (normally we'd say by Wednesday 31st March, but you need to also take into consideration the Covid situation which is still affecting deliveries — see below). If you place an order on Wednesday 31st March (by 12 noon) you might get lucky.
Staff of DPD — and pretty much all delivery companies across the country — will be affected by the national holiday and the Easter rush (see below). Although some limited drivers may work Saturday 3rd April — remember that Saturdays do not count as a normal working day and should not be relied upon for deliveries. Any deliveries made on a Saturday are a bonus.
Remember, the entire UK delivery courier industry is still affected by delays due to the knock-on effects of the Covid situation and delivery times cannot be guaranteed. Fortunately our chosen courier, DPD, is performing well and is mostly managing to achieve deliveries on time (as per normal), but technically they cannot guarantee times.
While not as intense as Christmas, the Easter rush and the Covid situation should be taken into consideration. Having two bank holidays over the same weekend means that millions of people and businesses rush to place orders early so that they aren’t affected by the closures. This rush has a knock-on effect and the surge in orders can cause delays.