I’ve been doing far more post on the Virtual Address providers than I hoped to and this will be my last one. I just felt I should share my recent experience with Parcel Wizard. Parcel Motel was getting quite a lot of bad press over on boards.ie and many suggested Parcel Wizard as reliable alternative. I decided to use Parcel Wizard more and had a total of three parcels delivered with them using their DPD PickUp service to collect from my local shop.

All three were checked in the same day as they were delivered to the UK virtual address in Northern Ireland and each was scheduled for delivery the following working day. So far so good. However, in all cases, the parcels were not ready for collection on the date they said they would be.  Instead, under Future Deliveries on my Parcel Wizard account the parcels status changed between ‘In Transit’ and ‘Held in Depot’ each day.

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Parcel WizardParcel Wizard is DPD’s offering and is unique in that they deliver to your house, not to a pick up point. Parcel Wizard is more than just a UK Virtual address, it is a way to schedule your deliveries. You can mark days you are in and out of the house allowing DPD schedule parcel deliveries to suit you. This post will just focus on their Virtual Address service.

They offer an address in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland and they will delivery it to your chosen address in Ireland normally the next working day. The charge is €3.85 for this service. Their online interface isn’t the most polished but by no means awful. Payment is made by PayPal or credit card and you need to purchase either 1, 3 or 5 deliveries at a time. When purchased, these are added to your account and deliveries are deducted from this balance. There doesn’t appear to be an auto-top up feature. If you do not prepay for deliveries, they will contact you when there is a delivery to arrange payment. I am not sure if this means they will issue you with a PayPal invoice to pay or that they accept other payment methods. They now have a credit card feature on their website.

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