There are various methods to do the same thing. When there are such different methods we get the advantage of having the chance to choose what fits our needs the best. It gives us the chance to fulfil our needs in the best possible manner. We have such options with receiving packages as well.
We can always choose to use the normal delivery method. Or we can choose the parcel collection method which allows us to receive them through the use of a special service. This second one is getting popular as it offers more convenience and ease for those who are using it.
The Normal Delivery Method
The normal delivery method for packages is the one we have been using from the very beginning. When using this method we give the sender our home address. Then, they use the normal postal service or another delivery service to send the package to us. Since the package has our home address we have to be at home to get it. If there is someone always at your home you will not have a problem. However, most of us work and that makes it not possible for us to stay at home on the days we want to. This is going to delay the delivery. Some of these delivery services are just going to take the package back to the sender if we are not at home when they come. That is quite inconvenient as then we have to go through the whole process again.
Receiving Them through a Special Service
You can also choose to receive the packages using a special service. This is a very advantageous method to the user. Here, you register with a delivery service. Then, when you order the item you provide them with the address the service offers you. They get the item on your behalf. You can select a location close by and the delivery service is going to get the item to that location. Once they inform you it is there, you go and get the item when it suits you. There is no reason to worry you are going to miss a package delivery as you cannot stay home. It is actually a great way to order all the items you want online and get them delivered without any problem.
You can choose either of these methods to receive a package you order from an online source. Most of the people like to choose the second option these days if they can have access to it.