One of the benefits of living in a tech-driven world is the ability it gives us to do everything instantaneously. We can talk to friends and loved ones anywhere in the world at the click of a button via Skype; message, tag and even poke our acquaintances to our heart’s content on Facebook; and watch videos gone viral on Youtube whenever it piques our fancy.
Whatever task you are trying to achieve, the internet is a great tool to provide information, services and tools to help you. For many of us, one of the biggest advantages of the Internet is that it allows us to shop at the click of a button. Let’s face it, when it comes to doing chores, most of us are quite lazy. We inwardly breathe a sigh of relief when someone suggests the lift rather than scaling the stairs; we will often drive to the shop just around the corner; and whenever we feel as though we can get away with it, out comes the famous fib “I’ll do it later, I promise...”
In short, we are inclined towards idleness, not to mention pressed for time – which is precisely why we love to shop online. No traffic jams on the way to the shops, no traipsing in and out of every store until you find what you need and no lugging heavy bags to your car (which, incidentally, is parked on the ground floor of the multi-storey). With Internet shopping, everything is available instantly – including delivery straight to your front door.
The downside to Internet shopping is that you have to be in when the courier van turns up. However, for the vast majority of us, with busy work schedules and home lives, this simple isn’t possible. How many times have we got back from a long day at work to find a ‘sorry you were out’ or a ‘we tried to deliver but...’ card? Or waited in all day for a courier that never showed or only came at the very last minute?
Wouldn’t it be easier if you didn’t have to wait in for your delivery; if you didn’t have to bother your neighbour to take in your order yet again? This is where Collect Plus service may step in: their convenient collection service works by sending you an email or text alert when your order arrives at your local store. You can then collect your parcel when it suits you. This means that you day can continue as normal and you don’t have to waste any time sat at home waiting for your delivery to arrive – easy peasy!