Alternate Parcel Collection Services

Last week I purchased one of these Zzz Atelier Black Label Mattress and I thought I would be able to go through Aus post’s new deliver to a post office service.

Two things went wrong:

1 - This business delivers using a different courier that can’t use this service (the seller has been very helpful and has contacted me to let me know this and asked for another address)

2 - I later realised this item would be too large for Aus Post to even accept

So, as someone who lives in Sydney in an apartment such that without me being home the courier would not be able to gain access to the building and leave it a safe place, what are my options? Is there such things as parcel collection services where I can get the item delivered to a shop’s address then pick it up after work and obviously pay a fee?

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    Is there such things as parcel collection services where I can get the item delivered then pick it up after work perhaps and obviously pay a fee?

    Did you ask the delivery courier? Most couriers allow you to pick it up from the warehouse, some of them also let you pick it up closer (like newsagency or even have their own parcel locker) but this will definitely be too large. Likely you'll have to pick it up from their warehouse.

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    Is there such things as parcel collection services where I can get the item delivered to a shop’s address then pick it up after work and obviously pay a fee?

    Why not get it delivered to work and skip paying someone else ;)

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      Wonder what work would say if a mattress turned up at reception lol!

      I just heard a story about this guy who got used to having things delivered to the office and one day didn't even think when ordering a washing machine when he was on holidays. Reception wasn't sure what to do with it! Cracked me up to hear about it!

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        Wonder what work would say if a mattress turned up at reception lol!

        Well its not mattress sized item until its opened, its vacuum'd down to fix in a box. From the listing

        High tech vacuum rolled packaging technology for easy handling and transport. Mattress will expand in minutes after unpacking and will be usable within 1 day.

        So just don't open it at work ;)

        didn't even think when ordering a washing machine when he was on holidays. Reception wasn't sure what to do with it!

        hahaha well our work has a loading bay/fork lift, so they wouldn't blink, but yes some places would!

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    If you have the option, work from home or even shout an unemployed mate (or one that can work from home) a few beers to be at your home that day.

    I do that when there's big deliveries coming - otherwise I'd have to find a ute or something to pick things up later, which is more trouble.

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      Unfortunately not able to work from home and just moved here so only mates I have work as well, cheers though!

      I think my best bet would be a parcel collection business if one exists

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        parcel collection business

        What do they do with your parcels? I can only assume they'd store it somewhere for you to collect? But then you'd still need a large vehicle you collect it.

        How about asking the courier company if they do after hours delivery?

        It's such a pain in the arse - I always have to think about delivery when I order something.

        I'm also curious what other people who live alone in an apartment does.

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    https://parcelpoint.com.au
    Might be useful but do have a some size limits.

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      Parcelpoint is partnered with eBay and Couriers Please

      there is also Hubbed, who are partnered with Toll and DHL

      The pickup service available depends on which courier service the seller is using, but generally it is free for the buyer.

      FWIW I have seen one of those mattresses packed, they come in about the size of 2 shoeboxes

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