We often neglect to think about deliveries from the perspective of a courier. With a busy Christmas period coming up and more packages than ever being delivered because of Covid-19, let’s take a minute to think about all the hard work these couriers are going to encounter and how we can help.
Most of the time delivery instructions left by residents are not good enough to justify leaving the package safely if you’re not home. The most common delivery instruction is ‘behind the bin’, which can be a bit problematic for the courier if it is raining.
Installing a residential parcel drop box could save you and the courier a lot of time and heartache when it comes to getting your packages on time in good condition. Couriers take a sigh of relief when they see one outside homes because it means they don’t have to rummage through your bins or disturb you at the early hours.
This is why a parcel drop box is a life saver for couriers:
Quickly Deposit Package
Time is money, especially in the time we are living in now with the ongoing pandemic. Couriers have a lot more packages to deliver and they too want to get home to see their family in the festive season. If you are not in they don’t have to spend the time trying to find a safe place to leave your package or go and disturb your neighbours when there isn;t anywhere safe. They can quickly deposit your package and move onto the next one.
This also gives them a lot of peace of mind and they have ratings to worry about. If a courier left your package on the doorstep and it got stolen, what would you do? Probably call and complain to Amazon. Couriers do sincerely want your package to arrive on time and in good condition but because of lacking delivery instructions and non-optimal environments, they sometimes have to leave packages in places they are not comfortable with. Providing them an easy and secure place to leave your package allows them to have complete peace of mind that they did the right thing and you will get your package safely
Doesn’t Have to Bother You
More packages to delivery means longer hours. Couriers ideally don’t ever want to bother you, but sometimes they have to knock on the door. If you don’t want to be disturbed in the middle of a meeting, in the early hours or during a family dinner, then a secure package drop box could be the perfect option. Especially during Covid-19 where we want to keep our distance as much as possible, this is almost a necessary purchase at the minute.
Couriers are encouraged not to bring any packages back to the depot. But, if your delivery instructions are sub par and you tell them to leave it anywhere they will just leave it behind the bin or somewhere out of sight and take a picture. We all know that the UK can go from lovely and sunny to raining very quickly. Providing a safe package box will ensure your package stays in new condition even during a downpour.