AIBU to think that amazons delivery times are stupidly impossible.

(29 Posts)
Helenluvsrob Mon 12-Sep-16 20:49:21

Strangely I work - like the majority of the population.

On Monday and Tuesday I'm at work 7am-7pm. A killer pair of days but you'd think I'd catch a deliver to work but no , funnily enough it arrived at 8.10 pm and there was no one there....now I have to reschedule - but I don't work the same hours all week.

What am I supposed to do - tell them between 7-7 I'll be at work and 7.20- 11 PM at home or what - unless you are at home all day waiting in , what can you do?

It's not been an issue before so they've changed something sad

JeSuisUnChocoholic Mon 12-Sep-16 20:57:50

Is there a pickup location near you? Or I think you can choose a safe place where the driver can put the parcel eg. neighbour, behind outside bin.

bluecashmere Mon 12-Sep-16 21:01:59

Agree with PP. Choose a pick up location. They are often convenience stores etc that are open late so you can collect whenever and you will never miss a delivery.

NannyR Mon 12-Sep-16 21:05:12

I use the pick up locker because I work long hours. It's in the supermarket I drive past on my way home so I can pick up my parcel when its convenient for me.

HighwayDragon1 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:13:08

Get prime and have it delivered on a Sunday?

Helenluvsrob Mon 12-Sep-16 21:19:29

Looks like I'm going to have to change to lockers. Annoying. As I say never been an issue before . I'm wondering if it's worth keeping prime now.

PitchFork Mon 12-Sep-16 21:22:17

we have a pick up location, but that only works for amazon directly.
some marketplace type stuff doesn't. hmph.

AllTheFluffyAnimals Mon 12-Sep-16 21:24:11

Do you have a friend or relative who lives somewhere where people are in most of the time? I live with my nana and my parents and out of the four adults only one works full time so there's nearly always someone here so my sisters just get all their post delivered here and pick it up as and when.

EveOnline2016 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:25:16

Never had issue with Amazon delivery. I just tell them to leave in a safe place.

UsainWho Mon 12-Sep-16 21:25:43

I think they now deliver 7am -10pm if it doesn't come Royal Mail, seems to be something like the old Home Delivery Network they use. Lockers are good but if there isn't a locker available the right size when they go to deliver to it your parcel will be returned to Amazon! Happened to my colleague.

Helenluvsrob Mon 12-Sep-16 21:27:34

fluffy nope. No one sad

Jizzomelette Mon 12-Sep-16 21:31:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NoFuchsGiven Mon 12-Sep-16 21:32:44

I don't know much about Amazon but I am an Ebay business seller and there is nothing more infuriating than someone ordering an item then not being there to sign for it. Why do people do that?

If you are going to order something please be there to sign for it or have it sent to an address where someone will be there to sign.

We get charged for return deliveries. A fucking fortune!

JassyRadlett Mon 12-Sep-16 21:35:54

I don't know much about Amazon but I am an Ebay business seller and there is nothing more infuriating than someone ordering an item then not being there to sign for it. Why do people do that?

They have lives that mean they can't stay in for 10 hours at a time?

UsainWho Mon 12-Sep-16 21:36:33

There is actually nothing more infuriating than people sending stuff to you and you not being able to choose the carrier! I work, my neighbours work, my family work. If I could choose Royal Mail so that it would just go to the sorting office I would!

lampygirl Mon 12-Sep-16 21:38:47

Certainly it used to be that you could mark your delivery address as a business address and they used to deliver between 8 and 5

HopefulHamster Mon 12-Sep-16 21:40:54

I use Amazon a lot (have prime) but have stopped getting stuff delivered to work because of this - they would often deliver before or after business hours and I'd miss out. At home, at least I can state a 'safe place' and nothing has gone missing so far.

JeSuisUnChocoholic Mon 12-Sep-16 21:43:34

Could you get it delivered to your workplace?

twocultures Mon 12-Sep-16 21:54:27

We have a designated 'safe place' where they usually leave it if we're not in or they'll leave it at the neighbours and pop a note in through the post box which house number it's left at etc.

SoupDragon Mon 12-Sep-16 21:56:50

They have lives that mean they can't stay in for 10 hours at a time?

Then they should rethink their shopping habits if they can't be in for a delivery or arrange for it to be delivered to someone who can.

PlymouthMaid1 Mon 12-Sep-16 22:17:09

That is rather unreasonable. Perhaps as suggested above Royal Mail should be an option so that it can be collected from the sorting office if somebody has had the cheek to nip out to collect their kids etc. I didn't know that Amazon now deliver that late so will also have to stop using my work address.

Helenluvsrob Mon 12-Sep-16 22:40:37

Jesuis delivery was scheduled for work. I / we are there 7-7 but the sods turned up st 8.10 pm!

Soup " re think their shopping habits " what like stop bloody spending ? Yep. Dh would love that - well until the printer ink was awol etc !

Funnily enough when I do get time off I'm still not spending all day waiting in for parcels , even if I could specify Sunday ?

JassyRadlett Mon 12-Sep-16 22:45:07

Then they should rethink their shopping habits if they can't be in for a delivery or arrange for it to be delivered to someone who can.

Honestly, how many people do you know who never have to go out to do the school run, or to the shops and have sufficiently flexible schedules to be able to stay in all day on any one of three or four days, because the seller has chosen a rubbish courier or hasn't given the buyer the choice of delivery options?

I prioritise sellers who offer me a choice of courier, and I will happily pay extra for decent delivery options. The sellers who aren't interested in making things work for their customers don't get my custom. Pretty easy. But sellers could be a little less sniffy about people who might not be able to put their lives on hold because they've had the temerity to buy something online.

LivingOnTheDancefloor Tue 13-Sep-16 10:18:32

To the people saying you shouldn't order online if you can't be there to accept the delivery:
I guess in addition to staying home for the whole day, you are saying that we are also not allowed to go to the toilet, take a shower, change a messy nappy, give the children a bath, or any activity that would prevent us to reach the door in the 30seconds it takes for the delivery person to decide noone is home?? confused

And yes, I missed deliveries this way.

Ego147 Tue 13-Sep-16 10:26:39

If you are going to order something please be there to sign for it or have it sent to an address where someone will be there to sign

Would love to know how that can be guaranteed.

It's a buyer's market. People don't have to shop with you.

I do love the pick up from a location option. Very useful - because like most people, I don't want to wait in all day for a delivery.

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