Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Great Christmas Parcel Rush - Ways to Avoid Long Waiting Hours

According yesterday's reports by the Daily Mail,
Royal Mail customers have increasingly "experienced difficulties" over their parcel collections from local post offices.

Waiting times varied between 20 minutes in North Shields, North Tyneside and up to 90 minutes in Cambridge where approximately 70 people queued to collect their Christmas parcels.

Teacher, Jo Starkey (31) from Chorlton-cum-Hardy near Manchester, complained that she could "never park so [she] had to walk" despite being highly pregnant.

Image c/o North News & Pictures Ltd / Daily Mail
The Royal Mail stated that it would extend its opening hours for 1,400 local post offices whilst also delivering on sundays - but who knows if weather changes or else may affect deliveries...

Door-to-Door Parcel Deliveries - A Time-Saving Alternative

These days rarely anyone can afford to waste time on queuing up at the post office when this time could be spend somewhere else. Online courier services like Transglobal Express have enabled us to fit our parcel collections into the right slot in our dairies. With collection windows of as little as 3 hours, we can have our collected from our doorstep can send our parcels on the same day and have them collected from our doorstep.

On top of that, we can track and trace shipments using the Internet. Like Transglobal Express, many online courier services have discovered new ways of contacting a customer service advisers, i.e. about packaging guidance or insurance. Those of us who prefer instant online contact, can simply log into a live chat, tweet, Google+ or Facebook their questions.

Why not spare ourselves long waiting hours in the cold especially if online courier services offer the same service as booking with the carriers directly?

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