Common final-lap Package Delivery mishaps and solutions

Common final-lap Package Delivery mishaps and solutions

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Online shoppers are faced with multiple last-leg delivery associated issues like package theft, missed deliveries, lost packages among many others. Given that the rise of ecommerce over the past decades has no doubt offered convenience but this surely has come with added risks.

A solution for UPS lost packages in this blog.

A few common delivery issues faced by package recipients are:

  • Late or delayed deliveries
  • Missing or lost packages
  • Damaged good or items
  • Incomplete orders mentions that According to “SMB Shipping Pulse Check,” a recent survey of 1,000 online shoppers and 100 small-to-mid-sized business e-commerce decision-makers across the U.S., from UPS Capital, 71% of shopper respondents have contacted customer service due to shipping and/ or delivery issues regarding online orders. The most common online delivery issues include late deliveries (39%), lost or stolen orders (36%), and damaged products (27%).

These issues can be frustrating for consumers who eagerly wait for their purchases. In order to avoid these problems a few tips that consumers can implement are as follows:

  • Always make sure that you choose a shipper or carrier with a good track record for on time deliveries.
  • Use tracking details to carefully monitor the status of your shipment and get regular updates.
  • Thoroughly inspect the product upon delivery to ensure that it is in a good condition and not damaged.
  • Get in touch with the seller or carrier instantly, should there be any issues with the shipment delivery.

At this time of the year, the peak season, where holiday shopping brings the thrill and joy with plans to ship presents to family or friends, also brings forth the stark reality of package thefts and porch pirates. states that the most packages are stolen from Amazon, which is the world’s largest online retailer and marketplace. USPS tops the list when it comes packages stolen from the most popular mail and package delivery services. Though UPS and FedEx account for much lower incidence of stolen packages by porch pirates, the number is still a lot.

Find out all about how to effectively dissuade porch pirates in this blog.

How can consumers take charge and ensure fulfilling final phase online deliveries?

The first thing that consumers need to know is that delivery left at doorsteps are vulnerable to package thieves. While there is no guaranteed method that is foolproof against package mishaps, it’s always better to be safe than to be sorry.

Opting for package receiving services who accept deliveries on your behalf in a secure location and hold them for you until you're ready to pick it up is something that is worth utilizing.

Stowfly, a trusted package storage solution offers package acceptance services at locations closer to you from where you can always pick them up at your convenience. You can rely on package receiving and package acceptance services for safely receiving packages from shipping companies like Amazon, USPS, Fedex and UPS along with any other courier companies as well.

How to avoid USPS missing packages and Amazon missing packages in these blogs.

No more missed packages

Utilizing package receiving and package acceptance is also a great way to avoid missed deliveries and missed packages. There can be instances when you simply cannot make yourself available to receive packages at the scheduled time of delivery due to a prior commitment or an emergency.

Missed deliveries is again an annoying experience as you will have to go through the process of rescheduling the delivery. Entrust the responsibility of receiving your valuable packages to your nearest verified Stowfly location and worry no more!

Potential ways to deal with missed deliveries and missed packages here.

Say no to porch piracy and stolen packages

Package acceptance services can help you avoid pesky porch pirates who otherwise leave no chances to prey on your valuable parcels. A one time delivery charge of $4 can save you from the agony of package theft. You can also opt for a $7.50 subscription to ensure the safety of more packages. Also keep in mind that a $1000 insurance policy is also offered per package.

More about Stowfly package storage to keep your packages safe in this article.

Make use of Stowfly package receiving and package acceptance services to make your online shopping and delivery experience a pleasant one from this day on!