Why does virgin continue to use Yodel? Having come here to hopefully gain some sort of help in getting a straight answer from yodel about my delivery, that surprise surprise, was not delivered as my property wasn't accessible even though it is and no attempt was made. From all the other posts I can see about yodel I see this isn't unusual and yodel have messed around others with the same issues as me and not alot can be done to get them to actually listen to you.
So now I find myself asking why do virgin continue to use them? They are clearly incompetent and treat their customers like an annoyance and not real people. This makes virgin look bad and makes me really consider if I want to actually go with them for my broadband. I now find myself having to wait until they finally bother to deliver my hub and will be paying for a service that I can't use until they do which is ridiculous.
Okay yodel may be next to useless but virgin are brilliant. They got hold of me and have sorted everything for me, they have gotten on top of this issue in no time and dealt with the problem I was having. Thanks virgin you've been great.
I'm sorry to hear you had issues with your delivery but that's great feedback on the service we have provided you around your problem. Hopefully we continue to meet your expectations as a company and provide you with the excellent service we aim to give all of our customers
Craig (vm technician 28140)
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I have the same problem. I am a new Virgin Media customer (well, I think I am, I am unable to use the service because Yodel haven't delivered the equipment).
My delivery of the hub and TIVO was due 1410-1610. After 1715 the tracking app showed the driver 5 miles away with 50 stops still to go.
Then fifteen minutes later it showed as DELIVERED, at 1424. Yes, delivered in the past. To me, this was a blatant, "I've given up for the day, I'm going home".
Someone was in all afternoon. I've checked the webcams, no delivery. No delivery card, nothing left with neighbours.
So I spent the next hour each talking to VM and Yodel. VM says contact Yodel, Yodel say contact VM.
The webchat transcript with Yodel is shocking - you can actually see them trying to fob me off. Despite giving them the tracking number, my name, my address and my phone number, they claim my details are different to those provided by VM. I pointed out that an address and tracking number should be good enough for them to trace my parcel. They relented.
They claim the drivers have no telephone so they can't get in contact with the driver to determine what happened. (Heaven forbid the driver had an emergency or an accident. Yodel don't provide a telephone [despite other people saying they can contact their driver]).
And after an hour on Web chat they say the same thing as my tracking link all along - that they delivered it at 1424. No signature was required "because of COVID-19". So I'm quite impressed, either their website lies about the current position of the driver, or he can time travel.
Now I'm left paying for a service I cannot receive. And I've spent two hours too-ing and fro-ing between Yodel and VM. Great impression for a new customer, eh?
PS - I work for an well-known e-commerce retailer. The courier is an extension of your product service and we get constant feedback about the couriers and which ones our customers love & hate. If you select a shoddy courier, what does it say about you?