There is no denying the fact that post-lockdown society will be very different from the world we’ve previously known.
Furthermore, with COVID restrictions more likely to be lessened rather than gotten rid of completely, families up and down the country are going to have to keep adapting their lives for the foreseeable future.
From embracing remote work rather than temporarily putting up with it, to adjusting your shopping habits to reflect the ever-diminishing high street, times are changing, and people are being forced to change with them, whether they want to or not.
Fortunately, if you are struggling with some of the above-mentioned aspects of lockdown, you will be pleased to hear that there is a product that can make your life a bit easier.
Yes, it may sound like a fairly innocuous invention, but you will be surprised just how handy this item can be during the pandemic and throughout the upcoming months as you navigate the new normal.
Keep reading to learn more about the top 5 benefits of parcel boxes post lockdown for you and your home.
No Missed Deliveries
If you are not able to work from home for one reason or another and are worried about missing your deliveries, a parcel box can give you the peace of mind you crave. Your parcel box will be there to receive any number of orders, and you can rest assured all of your parcels are safe and dry, while you are out. You’ll also be able to plan your day without having to factor in a potential delivery.
Furthermore, with a parcel delivery box, you will no longer have to drop by your local post office or other parcel pickup location, meaning fewer unnecessary journeys out. An advantage that will be sorely needed if the country is plunged into stricter restrictions again later in the year.
According to the Office of National Statistics, 49.2% of adults in employment in the UK were working from home in April, and by September this number had risen to an estimated 60%. If you are one of the lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you see it) ones who are remote working, you may find that you are struggling with both distractions and interruptions.
From the beeping of the washing machine, to the voice of a child asking you for yet another snack, to the allure of the TV, sadly, some distractions are unavoidable when working from home. However, there is one interruption that you can go without with the help of a parcel box: the sound of the doorbell alerting you that you have a delivery.
With a parcel drop box, there is literally no need for a postman or delivery driver to ring your doorbell or knock on your door ever again! Whatever size your parcel is and whatever time of day it arrives, it can simply be placed in your parcel box and left there all day until you have finished work and are ready to retrieve it.
Lower Risk of Theft
How many times have you been at home patiently waiting for a delivery, actively listening out for the doorbell to ring, only to later discover a note stating “package left behind bin”?
Probably more than you care to remember.
Not only is this incredibly frustrating, especially when you have taken time out of your busy schedule to wait for your parcel’s delivery, but it also leaves your package at risk of being stolen or becoming damaged. Sadly, parcel theft has been on the rise for the past three years in the UK, with the current trend for ordering online contributing to the problem even more.
Fortunately, if you have been a victim of parcel theft or are worried about the security of your packages when left outside, a parcel box can safeguard your items until you bring them into your home.
Look for parcel boxes that are made out of galvanised steel and that boast an anti-theft mechanism that can only be opened using a unique access key or by entering a combination for ultimate peace of mind.
No Need to Open Your Door to Strangers
You may have noticed that deliveries are no longer restricted to daylight hours. In fact, due to the pure scale of packages awaiting to be delivered in the UK right now, delivery drivers are working around the clock to clear the backlog.
If you do not feel comfortable having to open your front door to strangers, especially once it becomes dark outside, a parcel box is just what you need. Allowing delivery drivers to drop off your parcels and packages whenever they want to, you can sit safely on your sofa until morning and bring your parcel in then.
It is also worth noting that parcel boxes are designed to be weatherproof, meaning they can withstand the harshest British elements and will keep your packages dry as well as safe all day and night long.
No More “Package Was Too Big” Notices
Our parcel boxes come in a variety of different sizes, with options to suit flats, maisonettes, and detached houses. This means that you won’t have to put up with any more notes saying “your package was too big to post; please call to arrange another delivery”.
Furthermore, as well as being able to accommodate small and large parcels alike, your parcel box can also be used to handle your regular mail and printed materials. Put simply, it is a single, smart solution for all your mail and parcel needs.
To Wrap It Up
If you are interested in purchasing a parcel box for your home, please check out our shop section to find the perfect parcel box to suit your lifestyle and delivery needs. We offer parcel boxes in different sizes and colours, so you will certainly be able to find a design you really like.
Alternatively, if you have any questions about our smart parcel box ranges, please contact a member of our knowledgeable and experienced team.