Pelipod add “Regular Delivery Code” feature
Pelipod, the secure password protected home delivery box solution have just added a fantastic new feature to their solution which solves two of the major bug bears I’ve had when using it.
The way Pelipod works is that for each order you generate a one time PIN code to enable the courier to open the box and deposit your parcel.
The first issue I found is when a retailer decides to split an order and ship products separately. For instance if an eBay order contains products from two sellers and you’re using the eBay shopping basket it might look like one order, but it’ll be two shipments from completely different sellers. Using Pelipod has in the past meant you couldn’t use the eBay shopping basket to check out.
The second glitch I’ve found is that when ordering from Amazon, each time you edit your shipping address or add another they ask you to confirm your bank card details. This means if you edit the address to add the Pelipod PIN code for that order you can’t use one click checkout.
Pelipod Regular Delivery Code
Pelipod have now added an RDC (Regular Delivery Code) feature. On the Pelipod dashboard you can create RDC codes for your favourite retailers or marketplaces and that code can then be used for all future orders obviating the need to amend your delivery address with a new PIN each time your purchase.
The second benefit is for sites like eBay and Amazon where orders are potentially amalgamated of products from several different sellers the same code can be used and once saved in your default address that’s all you need to do.
You can store up to 15 RDC codes in your Pelipod account and they have a 1 year expiry date. I’ve already added an RDC for eBay orders and another for Amazon.
You can also add an RDC for your Postman or a regular courier – this could be ideal if you’re using your Pelipod as a collection point for a service such as myHermes to despatch your eBay orders.
If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for a Pelipod on their website.
How much is it? I can’t find this info anywhere on their. Any company that isn’t upfront and clear about their costs, immediately deters me from ordering.
When the Pelipods first appeared, their CEO made some cameo appearances on Tamebay and prices were discussed and quite openly stated iirc.
However, it now looks from their website as if you have to ‘register your interest’ so a sales rep can try to sell one at you.
What a shame; that will put so many people off, myself included. In these days of dispersed online selling, no-one really likes salespeople, do they? Some people do online buying precisely because it takes away the need for personal selling practices being inflicted on the buyer!
I totally agree with you. I receive numerous calls every working day from ebay,amazon, royal mail, stationery suppliers etc all trying to sell me a product or service. After saying no too all of them they still ring again within a month. It does my head in. I rarely answer the phone now if I don’t recognise the number and it wastes so much of my busy day.
I know this is slightly off-topic, but have you tried the Telephone Preference Service (it’s free; I’m not trying to sell you anything! ;) )? It drastically reduced my incoming junk calls….
H, yes I am on the tps already. These aren’t unknown cold calls. They are businesses I already deal with on a daily basis, but doesn’t mean their sales teams are any less a pain in the backside.
As an example, my so called “account manager” at royal mail rings every month trying to sell me the same services which I don’t need or apply to my business set up. We have to go through the same conversation every month. I recognise the number now so just ignore it.
Good on you. Get ’em told ;)
Back on the subject of the OP, here is a link to the article from March of this year, where the Pelipod is said to cost £9.99 per month, and £15 delivery charge.
Whether it’s the same pricing now, who can tell?