We read and hear a lot about companies that sell on-line, such as Amazon. Existing retailers with their “bricks and mortar” stores are said to be worried by these developments, as perhaps they might well be.
Just the same, in the final analysis, it’s about getting the stuff to the consumer. And that means that the delivery has to be right. A recent incident made me wonder about the mechanics of this. Australia Post recently delivered a package to us, because it had our address on it. However, the person to whom it was addressed lived down the street, and she had obviously provided an incorrect delivery address.
But what if no-one had been at home? Would I have thrown the package over the gate? I guess a delivery guy would have left a note, but that wasn’t really an option for me, and I wonder about the convenience of deliveries from an on-line seller if you have to go to a depot somewhere to pick the item up. As for me, I don’t know what I would have done as throwing it over the gate could be seen as “unneighbourly” .
I’m not really sure why people really need to live behind a locked gate. Security around here isn’t a big issue these days, especially with a locked security door at the front of the house. Yes, we do get the occasional charity collector at the door, but they don’t trouble me. I guess the issue is one of perception more than reality.