Are You Looking Forward To The New Royal Mail Delivery Service Aug 24, 2012 14:48 by Huw Carrington
We’ve always used the Royal Mail for our Free Delivery, and with good reason – 99% of deliveries arrive next day, with a guarantee that your order will arrive within five working days of despatch.
Now, following extensive trials in 2011 that resulted in a 92% satisfaction rate, the Royal Mail are rolling out a ‘Delivery to Neighbour’ scheme, wherein if the postman is unable to deliver something to you – whether it’s too big for the letterbox or they fear a mauling by your doberman – they’ll deliver next door instead.
They leave you a new card that says your neighbour has it, and life’s easier for everyone involved!
No more travelling to the depot with a ‘Sorry, you were out’ card in hand ; instead, simply knock on your neighbour’s door and retrieve your order.
“But what if I don’t want it left with a neighbour?!”. Request a sticker to put on your letterbox. As soon as the postman sees the sticker, they’ll avoid your neighbours and take your package back to the sorting office as normal.
What does this mean for Stinkyink customers?
We have a ‘Delivery Instruction’ field on our checkout, where you can specify a safe place to leave your inks if you’re not in; have no fear – if the postman sees this then they’ll do their best to leave your package where you’ve asked, and not with one of your lovely neighbours.
It’s a simple but great idea, and we’re really looking forward to Stinkyink deliveries arriving even quicker than before.
Have you experienced this system for yourself? Know something we don’t? Leave a comment, and let the world know!
Got a question we didn’t answer? You can see the Royal Mail’s FAQ on this new service here