Senior Member from CA
joined:Nov 12, 2003
The couriers keeps raising residential delivery charges, and these charges can sometimes equal 20% of the cost of the shipment.
We are looking at promoting have your parcels delivered at work, to reduce our shipping costs.
The advantages are:
More secure delivery (unless you work for thieves), as many residential deliveries are dumped at the doorstep.
It's helps to reduce the carbon footprint, as their is less driving in the suburbs or rural area, and unless you work for a small business, FedEx is coming to your office anyways.
There is usually someone in the office, where for residential deliveries, FedEx will show up, when you happen to step out for 15 minutes.
Now I realize there may be a tiny incremental cost to the mailroom, but if you feel guilty, you can always work an extra five minutes over lunch hour to balance the karma in the universe.
I realize this does not work for everybody. You may work for a prison, or Los Alamos ( Prison for Nuclear Physicists), or your boss or organization is a compulsive bean counter.
However for most, I see it as a win-win. You and your company reduces it carbon footprint, and you reduce FedEx/UPS residential delivery charges.
We are already seeing an increase in customers that have parcels at work. It is probably a good time to actively promote it. Maybe offer a $1 off shipping, and you are still pocketing a 60% savings.