Yodel wins National Courier Award

By Chris Dawson November 2, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Yodel have won the innovation distinction award at this year’s 19th annual National Courier Awards. Yodel were nominated by Fellows of the Institute of Couriers and received the award in recognition of their ‘Have Your Say’ customer feedback programme, which has driven change throughout the business.

To date, customers have provided Yodel with feedback on almost 1.9 million deliveries by taking part in the ‘Have Your Say’ survey. The ongoing programme continues to capture customers’ views on their delivery experience and what they would like from the service in the future.

Yodel Have Your SayFrom personal experience Yodel have improved massively in the last year or so. Parcels I’ve had delivered have arrived on time and during the day rather than the evening. To encourage parcel recipients to complete customer feedback they offer a monthly draw for £200 of high street gift vouchers for completing feedback.

There really is no where for Yodel to hide with ‘Have Your Say’. The feedback collected is displayed in real-time and shared with Yodel’s clients who have unlimited access to their customer dashboards. Yodel customers get to see: Customer feedback by delivery driver; Verbatim customer comments; The ability to drill down to any level of detail required; Satisfaction levels tracked daily; and Real-time reporting.

The results help Yodel to identify and share best practice, react quickly and resolve issues, as well as develop enhancements in response to consumer demand.

Dick Stead, executive chairman at Yodel, said: “The programme has allowed us to differentiate ourselves by putting the end customer at the heart of everything we do and to focus on the four key criteria that consumers completing the survey have told us matter the most – parcels arriving on time, in great condition, delivered with a great attitude and being kept informed throughout the process”.

  • Steve Driver
    2 years ago

    This ‘story’ …. it’s satire, right?

    • Paul
      2 years ago

      Must be April Fools’ Day….

    • lisa
      2 years ago

      BLOODY JOKE – read the reviews – they must have paid for this

  • Peter King
    2 years ago

    soooo, where can the public see these ‘no where for Yodel to hide’

    Oh, they’re hidden and only availably to clients.

    Another advert from tamebay.

    If i get a delivery from yodel the chances are the sender will get a neg. 4 out of 5 are misdelivered or late.

    • 2 years ago

      Hi Peter

      Really sorry to hear that you’ve been having problems with your deliveries. Please can you send more details to so that we can investigate and take any necessary action to ensure you receive a better service in future.

      On your next delivery please do feedback using our survey (there’s link on our website when you track a parcel, and if we have permission from the parcel sender, we’ll also send you an invite via text or email). It helps us to identify any issues with a particular service, client or driver and take corrective action, as well as share best practice.

      Many thanks


  • Tinker
    2 years ago

    They would do better if they changed their name . “Yodel” has such a bad reputation

    • Will
      2 years ago

      They tried that. It used to be called “Home Delivery Network” or something like that.

  • 2 years ago

    We switched to Yodel for over 80% of our parcels and have been very happy with their service. Far less CS escalations and mush easier access to Yodels team for support on the rare occasions that something does go awry. I have experienced practically every courier in the last 20 years in the distance selling industry and this seems the smoothest service to date from any.

  • ifellow
    2 years ago

    My local driver said, he doesnt really bother with collections because he doesnt cant paid for it and only makes money on deliveries.

    Needless to say collections were very hit and miss.

    Nice guy, but didnt help having 10 parcels left uncollected for 3 days and constantly rebooking.

    So we stopped using them.

    Thats how good they are. Award winning service.

  • AP
    2 years ago

    must be a joke or a paid for award, last time I used them for s signed for parcel service, it was left in heavy rain on the side of a building, driver “forged” the signature, I presume so they could be paid for the “delivered” parcel

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