With Brexit looming a lot of businesses are having to consider their options in the “new reality”. DPD’s excellent Parcel Wizard service is a casualty of Brexit.
In case you’re not familiar with the service it offers (or offered) a virtual address in the UK so that Irish consumers could buy from UK companies that either didn’t ship to Ireland or, as was often the case, charged exorbitant delivery fees.
The service will shutdown from next month.
DPD don’t appear to have contacted users directly but put a notice in their accounts stating:
Due to BREXIT constraints our UK Virtual address will cease to operate from Friday, 11th December 2020
They’ll refund any outstanding balance back to users at some point in January 2021.
It’s unclear how other services like An Post’s Address Pal or Parcel Motel will be impacted. For now An Post’s Address Pal has informed users that they have to add a payment method to their account as well as change their delivery address. Beyond that it’s unclear.
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