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10 tips for Happy Christmas Shopping with Parcel Motel.

October 30, 2015 News

10 tips for Happy Christmas Shopping with Parcel Motel.

Yes, it probably is too early for talk of Christmas Shopping but we couldn’t wait to share the top 10 tips for all you eager shoppers out there!

1. ALWAYS include both your full name and PMID in your delivery address. Add your purchases to our Shopping Tracker just in case the sender leaves out these details.

2. Please check our prohibited items list before you buy to avoid disappointment. For example, alcohol is prohibited and cannot be shipped through our network.

3. Although your parcels can stay for 48 hours, we’d ask you to please collect your parcel at your earliest convenience to make room for more parcels grin

4. The cut off time for receiving parcels in Belfast is 11a.m. If your parcel arrives at our receiving depot in Belfast after 11am, it will not be checked in until
the following day. There is no time restriction for parcels received at our Dublin depot.

5. Check the transit times on the website you are purchasing from and add an extra day or two for delivery during December as every carrier experiences delays during this time of year.

6. If you are helping Santa with his presents, make sure you order in plenty of time and we’d recommend not to depend on anything purchased outside Ireland after 16th December.

7. If you are planning on purchasing any large items, please check our charges first before you buy as we charge for weight AND size. You can find our price calculator here

8. If you do not live near a Parcel Motel and wish to use our service you can now have your parcels delivered to an address
of your choice. Click here for more details.

9. If you are waiting longer than expected on your parcel to arrive, ask the seller for a proof of delivery to see if it has arrived at Parcel Motel as it may be possible that it is still in transit.

10. If you’re registered for a busy location, please change to a nearby alternative to avoid unesscessary delays to your deliveries. We will be sending live up dates of busy locations and we’ll be adding some new locations during November to relieve congestion.

Once you complete your Christmas Shopping you can sit back and relax as highlighted by the folks in Waterford Whispers.

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