As a general rule, packages are delivered on weekdays, during working days from Monday to Friday. Some carriers also deliver on Saturdays, or even outside normal business hours during peak periods. What is the average delivery time for a package? How to follow the progress of the transit, from the expedition to the reception in person?
With the number of parcels passing through the roads every day, it is sometimes difficult to know where your order is. Online solutions make it possible to track products shipped anywhere in France and even around the world: Tracked ColissimoAmazon logistics, localization of TNT parcels or even tracking for DLP.
Real-time package tracking
This versatile tool brings together all carriers on a single interface. For customers with pending orders, this alternative makes it easier to track shipments and organize the receipt of parcels by guaranteeing the presence of someone at home or by opting for delivery to a neighbour, at the place of work…
In 2021, Arcep counted approximately 1.6 billion parcels distributed on French territory. A constantly growing trend that allows many sectors of activity to evolve and increase their turnover. In addition to individuals sending packages to loved ones, many online retail businesses ship packages directly to their customers.
If the delivery in relay point is an alternative which can be preferred in the event of absence at the residence at the times of the passage of the deliverers, it is a method of delivery with very often longer delivery times. Delivery through carriers remains the fastest solution to receive your packages on time.
How long does a delivery take?
The delivery time depends on the shipping location. The distance between the shop or warehouse and the final address is a decisive factor for the receipt of an order. Moreover, it is for this reason that many professionals prefer to indicate an estimate “3-4 days” for example, which allows to temporize somewhat.
The nature of the packages is also to be considered. Sensitive products or products with an expiry date (in the food sector for example) benefit from a different treatment. On the other hand, bulky packages or packages that require more complex logistics, such as large furniture, will certainly require more time.
The choice of carrier or the options selected when finalizing the order can also affect the delivery time. On average, it takes about 2 working days in mainland France, between 3 and 5 days in relay points. However, you sometimes have the possibility of paying a little more expensive shipping costs but to be sure that your package will be delivered in priority. Or on the contrary, if you are not in a hurry, merchant sites offer to slightly extend the deadlines to consolidate orders and thus reduce the environmental impact of transit.
When possible, it is better to anticipate orders because online merchants sometimes face peaks in activity depending on the season. We are thinking in particular of the end-of-year celebrations, sales or promotional periods such as the Black Fridayas well as seasonality, which is specific to the products sold (swimwear, gardening items or winter sports accessories, to name but a few examples).