Never home to receive online orders. What can I do?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by someguy, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68020


    Dec 4, 2005
    Still here.
    Recently I started a new job, and now I'm rarely home around the time online orders are delivered. I'm always coming home to the sticker on the door telling me when they'll be back.

    Are there any services, like a P.O. Box, that I can have things shipped to, and then pick them up at my leisure?
  2. macrumors 68040

    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Get them delivered to work? (tis what I do).


    john doe
    c/o your workplace
    your city

  3. macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2013
    Go to a small postal facility (typically in a small shop where you might go to ship a package) they will have PO boxes to rent and will then accept shipments on your behalf and hold until you can pick them up.
  4. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    FedEx will hold them for you, and you can go pick them up after work. UPS does the same too. The P.O. Box fees are not worth it, and most places won't even deliver to them FYI.

    And yeah, you can have them deliver it to your work, just make sure you give them the heads up.
  5. macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    If I need to sign for a package I have it delivered to the office. No big deal.

    There's a chance that the bank issuing your credit card might need to know your employer's address before allowing online purchases to be shipped to your office. This is an easy thing to correct by simply calling your CC issuer.
  6. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Are you in an area that is safe enough for them to just be dropped on the porch?
  7. macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
  8. Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Many here have suggested that it be delivered at work, and that is what I have done as well. Granted, it depends on your workplace; whenever I worked in universities, there was no problem in having stuff delivered. Some offices might not be helpful, but, in my experience, allowing deliveries at your place of work is not usually a problem.

    Other than that, a PO box, or a decent neighbour whom you know may be around to take delivery of the order, are other options.
  9. macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    yeah it does depend on the office. Where I work they gladly accept it. The only thing we had requested of us was during Christmas was to come and get anything that was delivered ASAP from the mail room. Otherwise they are happy as long as we get our stuff by the end of the day.
  10. macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    The answer is simple, just stop ordering things online.:p
  11. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    if its expensive i wouldn't have it dropped at your porch. The other ideas are much better and safer.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2009
    I usually just have things left at my door. Depending on whether they need a signature or not, you can call them ahead of time and wave that or leave a note on the door for them.

    If its a really expensive item and don't think you're area is safe for things to be left at the door, do what others have suggested. Have it delivered to your work or call UPS/Fedex and have them hold it for you to pick up.

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