Twice now my orders have been taken to a shop for me to collect .This means a journey on TWO buses & a walk. If the shop owner isn't available nobody else can hand over the orders as they're not trained to do so.I have a porch where parcels can be left so I now leave a note saying that if order taken to that shop it will stay there as I won't be collecting it.
What a nightmare for you, lincle. It all seems ridiculous . The little (and it is little) shop near me is at times heaving with people collecting their parcels. I don't know where they store them but as Christmas approaches it gets crazy.
If we know when any delivery is likely to arrive, I'm sure in most cases we can make an arrangement, i.e. if we are not at home.
However, in this case the parcel was not due to be delivered until tomorrow ,2nd November. So although a speedy delivery, which is in contrast to a previous order being delivered, if it's not expected then it's impossible to make any arrangements for the correct day.