Online shopping has been on the rise for a very long time. However, there’s nothing like a pandemic to make it the preferred and safest way to shop for billions.
The one challenge that comes with it though is delivery. First, you often have to pay quite steep fees to ensure your parcel arrives at a specific time on a specific date. And then you also have to make sure you are actually at the designated address to take possession of your goods. While this may work for groceries and perishables, do we really need to patiently wait by the door for our new pillow, a pair of socks or the latest Playstation release to arrive?
With the I Love Parcels parcel delivery boxes, you can save quite a bit of money (not to mention stress). Here’s how:
You can choose the most affordable delivery option
Most free delivery options mean only one thing: longer lead times and delivery at an unspecified date, at a random time of day. In order to be able to track your parcel, you often need to pay extra, and this can rack up the price, especially if you are shopping from overseas.
Even if your order is UK-based, the ability to choose a specific delivery date may end up costing you more than you had hoped.
When you have a parcel box on-site though, you are able to choose the free delivery option without giving it a second thought. Whenever the parcel does arrive, you can rest assured it will be delivered safely, and that you’ll be able to retrieve it whenever you get home.
You don’t have to be at home to take possession of a delivery
The worst part of online shopping is getting the delivery man’s call. Either you’re in the shower and have just started lathering up your hair, or you’re all the way across town. They never seem to call when you are lounging around doing absolutely nothing.
Perhaps there is no call whatsoever, and you arrive home to a “sorry we missed you” card, leaving you with no other option than to drag your tired behind to the post or parcel collection office.
The beauty of an I Love Parcels delivery box is that you never have to be home again. Well, you do have to come home at one time or another, but you’ll never have to do so to intercept a delivery. Never again will you have to ask a neighbour to pop round and accept a delivery on your behalf either, all the while blushing at the inconvenience you are causing.
When you are the proud owner of a parcel box, you can simply direct the delivery man to said box, and look forward to coming home later in the day. This will save you the money you would otherwise spend treating your neighbour to a coffee, and the earnings you could have made had you not had to rush home from a meeting, leave work in the middle of the day, or the cab fare you were forced to spend.
Your parcels won’t ever get stolen
The rise in parcel theft has naturally been simultaneous to the rise of ecommerce. And today’s thieves are becoming smarter too, and have pinpointed most of the common hiding places you may have asked a postman to leave your parcel at.
There is also the fact that some delivery men aren’t really bothered by the fate of a parcel after they have dropped it off, and don’t care if it’s left within plain sight.
In order to save yourself any future frustration over a stolen parcel (even if it contained nothing more than a very affordable set of cables), consider installing a parcel box. While its purpose is quite obvious, its sturdiness will dissuade thieves from attempting a break-in.
A parcel box will allow you to purchase items you may not have considered previously, back when you were still worried about the likelihood of them getting stolen.
You can take full advantage of sales and limited time offers
When you come across a sale or a discount you would like to take advantage of, you will no longer have to consider your schedule or your vacation plans. Neither will you have to contend with the potential theft of your valuable parcel.
Having a parcel box allows you to shop at any time, from anywhere in the world. In other words, even if you are sunning yourself abroad, you are able to shop at a discount from your favourite online retailer, without having to worry about being back home on time.
This will allow you to save a significant amount of money you would have otherwise spent on the full price of the item. You can also take advantage of limited free shipping deals brands often offer for a short window of time.
Your parcels won’t get rained and snowed on
Walking home from the tube station in the rain can be made infinitely more frustrating when you arrive home to find a couple of parcels carelessly left out on the porch, exposed to all the wonders of the British weather.
And when you discover that your item is completely soaked and probably damaged for good, you for a brief minute consider the hassle of suiting someone, or at least getting your money back. Given the time and expense this may take, you give up on the idea, and resign yourself to the inevitable loss.
Owning a parcel box can prevent this loss very effectively, as the elements will never again be able to do any harm to your deliveries. They will snugly await your pleasure in your delivery box, undamaged and unbroken.
To sum it up
Check out one of the I Love Parcels parcel boxes today, and you may quite quickly fall in love with its convenience and efficiency.
On the other hand, you may find you have started to spend more money on shopping online than before, which is a common side effect of the freedom that comes with owning a parcel box. Think each purchase through and don’t spend more than the disposable share of your income though, and remember to always shop as sustainably as you possibly can!