What kind of places work?
From parcel bins to a parcel safe, or even a safe parcel delivery box on your property, there are a range of ways to ensure that the package being picked up or delivered remains protected. Not every property will have the aforementioned, or be able to install them, but there are several safe place options that we recommend.
If you are lucky enough to have a covered front porch then tucking your parcel inside, perhaps behind a plant pot, is the ideal solution. Just make sure if your porch is lockable that you don't secure it when the driver is coming to collect. A porch is a perfect example of a safe place.
Shed or greenhouse
If you have a shed or greenhouse that is easily accessible on your property, then this can provide a dry and reasonably secure option for your parcel to await collection. Of course, if this safe place is hard to reach for the driver, this option may not be as relevant.
Recycling box or rubbish bin
A surprisingly common choice, this idea works well as long as you know for certain it's not collection day. If you will be away for a few days, then it's not recommended; it's not worth the risk, just in case our driver is unable to collect for an unforeseen reason. It’s not everyone's choice; obviously if the bin or box is smelly then avoid it, as neither you, your customer, nor our drivers will want to handle a stinky parcel!
Safe parcel delivery box with key safe
Clearly one of the safest methods, these safe parcel delivery boxes are soaring in popularity – and with good reason. Providing you leave the safe code in your collection instructions, the driver will easily be able to collect your parcel and you can rest easy knowing your parcel will be safe and dry until then. As they involve a key being hidden inside a coded lock, all you need to provide the driver with is the code to make accessibility simple - whilst security goes uncompromised.
Wherever you choose as your safe location, make sure that we are aware of it when you place your order, keep the instructions or information clear and remember that this collection option is not available for international packages.