Installation and setup of Shipper Local.

  1. Installation Requirements

    Minimal system requirements to install and run the DPD Shipper application are listed in the following table.

    Component Requirement
    Computer and processor 1.4 GHz or faster with 4 or more cores/vCPUs
    Memory 1 GB RAM
    Hard disk 5 GB (due the large size of the GeoRouting database and logging)
    Display HD resolution (1360 x 768) or better
    Operating system Windows 10 (22H2 or newer)

    Windows 11 (21H2 or newer)

    Windows Server 2012

    Windows Server 2012 R2

    Windows Server 2016

    Windows Server 2019

    Windows Server 2022

    Browser Google Chrome – latest version

    Mozilla Firefox – latest version

    Microsoft Edge – latest version

    Apple Safari – latest version

    Printer Local and network printers must be installed
    .NET Framework 4.6.1 or newer (if not present, it will be installed by the Shipper Setup)
  2. Installation File

    1. Start the installation by running the setup file ‘DPD Shipper_X_X.exe’. You can find the most recent version here.
    2. Click on the latest available DPDShipper_2_3_X_X folder:
    3. Download the available .exe file
    4. Open the downloaded file
    5. If you get a Windows protection notification, click on ‘more information’/’Meer informatie’
    6. click on the button ‘Run anyway’/’Toch uitvoeren’
    7. Install DPD Shipper local as an application or as a service and follow the steps of the general installation process
    8. Activate your configuration via the activation code received per email.
  3. Installation and First Run

    The installation of DPD Shipper application hast wo different options, application and service mode. It is upon user and business requirements to decide what type of mode to install.

    1. When installed as a application, the program can access all printers and network drives installed on your computer. However, the program must be run manually.
    2. When installed as a service, the program is running in the background at all times and does not need to be started manually. However, by default, the service does not have access to printers that have been installed on a print server and then shared.
    • Before installation where you change the database connection from SQLite to PostgreSQL or vice versa, you must first log out of Shipper.
    • In demo mode, user is able to create test shipments, pickup orders, recipients etc., but data created in demo mode won’t be accessible after configuration update.
    • To update to the full configuration, activate your configuration.

  4. Installation as an Application

    For installation as a Windows application, select ‘Application’, adjust the port number if required and click on ‘install’. Default DPD Shipper port is 8080.

  5. Installation as a Service

    If you want DPD Shipper application to run as a service, then select ‘service’ as an option. Two fields are displayed:

    • Run service under account
      • If shipper was already installed before with configured account and password, let these fields empty to use same account under which the service will run. If Shipper was not installed as Service before and fields are empty, service will run under account NETWORK SERVICE. To run service under your account, add your account to Run service under account field as: yourDomain\yourPCname
    • Service account password field. Enter your account password to this field. Enter correct data, note that if you enter wrong user name, service will not be set to your account and if you enter wrong password, you will be noted at the end of installation.

    Adjust the port number if required and click on ‘install’. Default DPD Shipper port is 8080.

  6. Installation Process

    After selecting application or service, follow the rest of the installation process:

    • Confirm the Windows dialog to allow the application to start the installation. Installer shows the progress of the installation. If installation fails in some part, try to disable antivirus
    • Wait until the installer finish and click on exit to end the installation:
    • The DPD Shipper application installation finished and the shortcut icon is on the desktop
    • Double click on the short cut icon on the desktop. When the DPD Shipper application is installed in Application mode this console appears and will remain opened in background. To open DPD Shipper UI click on “Open Shipper web client” to shutdown DPD Shipper application server and all services click on “Shutdown”
  7. Activation Code

    To use the full version, you must activate a configuration. The configuration can be managed inputting activation code.

    You will receive an activation code. Enter and activate your activation code via Settings → Configuration → Upload new configuration –> Activation code

  8. Possbile Problems & FAQ

    There is a rare case, that could happen after installation. If you have white screen (example below) after opening Offline Shipper application, then you have a couple options to fix this.

    • Refresh the page, if it does not help you, then there are the next two possibilities to fix that problem
      • Delete the browser cache (local storage)
      • Open the browser in incognito mode

    (!)For a full FAQ, see the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

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FAQ Update Shipper

In DPD Shipper Local version, ready for installation soon, among other small updates, we enable the multiple parcel shipments for CR. See for the release date of DPD Shipper Local
Also starting from version collection requests are handled via a new data format. This means that collection requests created on versions before Shipper cannot be executed.

If you are using DPD Shipper Central or DPD Shipper Webservices, you don’t have to do anything. We will update for you!
If you are using DPD Shipper Local, you can update manually to the new version.

In DPD Shipper Local and newer, you’ll get a pop-up on login with the newest version. You can install version from this modal.
In DPD Shipper Local and older, you won’t get a pop-up. Use the .exe file from this website to download and install version

We cannot always guarantee everything will work 100% when updating to new version on the environment owned by the customer (the user PC). But normally new DPD Shipper Local versions will perform all necessary database changes and we are not aware of any update related problems. All functionalities have been tested by our test team.

No, DPD Shipper Local will make database backup automatically (during the first DPD Shipper Local start after installation) by itself as a new ZIP file in the database folder. But to be 100% sure, we recommend creating manual database backup before installation in case of fail of the automatic backup for any reason (installing and running DPD Shipper Local on uncontrolled environment on Windows PC always has some risk).
So, we do advise to rename the ‘Shipper’ folder to ‘Shipper-backup’ before the install, so that you can replace the database after installation and no data is lost.

Good to know; you always can make a backup of DPD Shipper Local database by making a back-up via ‘Settings > Backup and Restore’.

No, the DPD Shipper Local address book and all customer data is included in the database, so there is no need to backup any other files or folders. You will not lose any data.

However, if you want to make a backup of your data, you could easily make an export of your address book by using the ‘arrow-up icon’. Also have a look here.

See the information on top of this page.

No, DPD is not able to install a new version of DPD Shipper local on your PC.

Yes, we recommend closing DPD Shipper Local before the update. First download the .exe file, close the DPD Shipper local application and than run the execute file

No, the installer is designed to perform an update without uninstalling anything beforehand. We only recommend closing DPD Shipper Local before the update.

No, after the installation, configurations will stay activated as before.