We have all been there. When you are expecting something through the mail and it never appears. Or you send a special gift to someone and it doesn’t arrive at their end. Using our standard general mail services this has happened to me on more occasions recently than I would like to admit and seems to be getting worse.
I sent some baby treats to a friend using good old R.Mail recently and they simply didn’t turn up. The items weren’t high value so I didn’t send it by signed for or recorded mail and on complaining to my local post office I was told there was simple nothing they can do.
Now if I need to send something and want to be assured it will arrive on time, in good condition and at the right place I use a specialised delivery service. There are lots of companies offering various services these days. Most even pick up from your house which is always a bonus if you are a busy mum like me.
Did you know TNT even offer a same day collection and delivery service? Handy for those little emergencies!
I’ve also been using Ebay a lot lately to shift some of my old maternity clothes and products that I no longer use and it’s great to be able to give buyers a tracking number or company they can call to chase up their purchase. My feedback has increased and lots of positive comments from customers regarding speedy posting.
As a blogger I receive a lot of parcels. My postman usually has a few for me every week and I now seem to know most of the local parcel delivery men – it’s been interesting for me to find out which ones are reliable and which ones will leave my parcel out in torrential rain!
One of my recent parcels contained this lovely hamper:
* This post is in collaboration with TNT.