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Why is it if I order things online I can have them delivered to a locker and emailed a code to open it, I can have them delivered and handed to me at the door, I can have them dumped on my doorstep or…
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2m, 3w agoPosted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Why is it if I order things online I can have them delivered to a locker and emailed a code to open it, I can have them delivered and handed to me at the door, I can have them dumped on my doorstep or somewhere nearby, I can have them delivered to a random neighbour without my consent.

But if I want to pick them up myself from somewhere like Doddle or the Depot I have to show them photo I.D before they will give me my parcel?
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2m, 3w agoPosted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
because you could be anyone whereas when a driver delivers it theyll take his word for it and he will go to court if need be
#2
And when he dumps it on the floor and walks away claiming its in a safe place thats not proof of anything.

If I have a amazon locker code thats all I need to get my parcel from there, if I do click and collect at most stores or even collect from a sorting office the credit card used to buy the product is enough.

So why do doddle want a photo I.D I dont think online stores know what I look like, its none of their business to have a database of customers photos now is it.
#3
it is when ppl say they havent received parcels , its used as evidence in court , just like taking photos of where they were delivered to and what the person looks like that signed for them
#4
No ones ever taken my picture when they've handed me a parcel and if they are doing so secretly without asking I'm sure thats illegal
#5
Do they actually take a copy of the photo I.D or do they just ask to see it? I've only ever been asked to show some forms of I.D, no one has ever taken a copy of it.

I would rather they do this, than hand over my parcel to any old random, and I guess that when they deliver to a home address, they use the fact that it has gone to that address as being enough.
#6
The key is in your wording "I can have"

They won't leave it with a neighbour or in a safe place without you telling them to do first.
Anyone could collect a parcel pretending to be you - it wouldn't be hard for someone to obtain a "you were out" slip.
It's a security measure - surely asking for ID is a good thing?

Edited By: dtovey89 on Dec 06, 2016 08:57
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dtovey89

They won't leave it with a neighbour or in a safe place without you telling them to do first.
actually Hermes do it all the time but more to the point, I'm not sure why op is worried about potential things like that when he's got a housing and relationship crisis on.... :{
#8
I've had a few parcels delivered in the last couple of weeks.A couple have been left behind the wheelie bin, next door have taken a couple & i had one left in the shed in the back garden & the gate was locked, so they've had to reach over the top of the gate & release the catch.
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jasmineinlondon
dtovey89

They won't leave it with a neighbour or in a safe place without you telling them to do first.
actually Hermes do it all the time but more to the point, I'm not sure why op is worried about potential things like that when he's got a housing and relationship crisis on.... :{

I thought 'he' was a she
banned#10
perrioli
jasmineinlondon
dtovey89

They won't leave it with a neighbour or in a safe place without you telling them to do first.
actually Hermes do it all the time but more to the point, I'm not sure why op is worried about potential things like that when he's got a housing and relationship crisis on.... :{
I thought 'he' was a she

missing the point much
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jasmineinlondon
dtovey89

They won't leave it with a neighbour or in a safe place without you telling them to do first.
actually Hermes do it all the time but more to the point, I'm not sure why op is worried about potential things like that when he's got a housing and relationship crisis on.... :{

Money issues and having parcels delivered :{

HUKD isn't the place to be if you're having money worries, this site costs us all a fortune :)
banned#12
fwibble
jasmineinlondon
dtovey89

They won't leave it with a neighbour or in a safe place without you telling them to do first.
actually Hermes do it all the time but more to the point, I'm not sure why op is worried about potential things like that when he's got a housing and relationship crisis on.... :{
Money issues and having parcels delivered :{
HUKD isn't the place to be if you're having money worries, this site costs us all a fortune :)

Exactly my point.....................
#13
I used to be one of those delivery drivers; different companies allow/use different methods, some track you by GPS, which isnt exact, so you might deliver by accident to the wrong house, but the GPS say it was the right house.
Some used to take photos of the house before knocking to door - not sure if this still happens.

As for where they are left, that comes down to the drivers; I used to be very conscientious about only leaving things outside if I had no other choice, and never somewhere they could easily be reached by someone other than the householder (ie over a high, locked solid panel gate).
An unlocked cat/dog flap is great - as long as the parcel fits, wang it far enough away from the flap that no one can reach it from outside the door.

Only ever had one complaint - and they were trying to con a new door out of the company.
#14
Error440
No ones ever taken my picture when they've handed me a parcel and if they are doing so secretly without asking I'm sure thats illegal

Not in a public place, I believe.
#15
Argos do not want ID, they just want an order number and a PIN.. thats for their own Click and Collect and eBay stuff too.
#16
been experiencing alot of doorstep dumping recently by couriers.
#17
OldEnglish
I've had a few parcels delivered in the last couple of weeks.A couple have been left behind the wheelie bin, next door have taken a couple & i had one left in the shed in the back garden & the gate was locked, so they've had to reach over the top of the gate & release the catch.
You should have two catches on the gate, one high one low down.

Anyway I always carry step ladders with me and just climb over customers gates.

Edited By: airfix on Dec 06, 2016 22:07
#18
louloul
been experiencing alot of doorstep dumping recently by couriers.

Maybe leave a potty out for them to use?

BTW what did you do/say to upset them?
#19
After a £700 laptop was dumped on my doorstep, by your favorite logistical company Error. I asked them, are you supposed to get signatures for high value items and what is your policy on leaving parcels on doorsteps?

This was the response I got:

Our delivery associates should not be leaving any parcels on doorsteps, especially not high value ones. I have sent the details to the depot and they have passed on their apologies and the delivery associate will be retrained.

Which was quite unspecific I thought. I was subsequently given a £15 gift voucher to shut up.
#20
I just had a £400 item left at my front door by yodel, they don't seem to care who has the parcel as long as it's not them...
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moneysavingkitten
...Which was quite unspecific I thought. I was subsequently given a £15 gift voucher to shut up.

Refund due.
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fanpages
moneysavingkitten
...Which was quite unspecific I thought. I was subsequently given a £15 gift voucher to shut up.
Refund due.

They didn't do what they said they would do, I didn't do what I said I would do. I think we're even now :)
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moneysavingkitten
...Which was quite unspecific I thought. I was subsequently given a £15 gift voucher to shut up.
fanpages
Refund due.
moneysavingkitten
They didn't do what they said they would do, I didn't do what I said I would do. I think we're even now :)

£7.50 back then.
#24
Yes but have yodel and they just throw them over your gate

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