Who doesn’t love a good game around Christmas time? Amazon have just started one called ‘Find your parcel’ Piloting in Wales & Guisborough… and it could be coming to you next!
Around this time 10 years ago Chris was shocked to find out his parcel almost took a ride to the dump courtesy of Royal Mail, it’s still happening but this time Amazon are to blame. On two occasions this December Amazon delivery drivers became creative with their parcel drop-off locations including inside a bin and on top of a car port roof.
Unlike Chris, Helen’s parcel did unfortunately end up at the dump thanks to the kind neighbours who put her bin out. Appalled Helen couldn’t understand why they didn’t simply leave the parcel with a neighbour or in a more practical location. The amazon delivery card left at her property read ‘Brown lid bin @ back to keep dry’ with a small innocent looking smiley face scribbled below.
When David Smith returned home, he found that his parcel had been left on the roof of his car port either by the delivery driver who threw it up there or Spider-man deciding to give parcel delivery a go. Thankfully the item was not breakable and they managed to get it down with the help of a trusty broom. Despite their concern over how parcel delivery is dealt with both David and his partner found the situation laughable.
It’s possible that parcel delivery drivers need to be more careful about where they leave packages or the companies involved need to ensure the correct protocol is followed. If customers leave clear instruction as to where they want their parcels left there is really no excuse. I mean come on… nowhere on Amazon’s add delivery instruction page does it mention putting parcels inside wheelie bins… only behind them…
To conclude, despite Amazon’s amazing attempts at their own new game, yodel are currently in the lead with a parcel down the bog.