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I was lucky to have Amazon vouchers for my birthday and treated myself to 7 items. I am not a Prime member and delivery time did not bother me but I did order the mandatory £20+ for free delivery from Amazon and the other 2 items were from the same kitchenware company offering free delivery.

I received two items the very next day and another about two hours later!

From then until now I have received 3 more parcels with even the two matching kitchenware items delivered separately.

So, 5 deliveries in what could have been done in two. I do not need my orders the next day and indeed, cannot imagine a scenario when next day delivery is needed. Surely people order well ahead if it is that urgent!

We have often discussed the environment on here and these goods used drivers, time, fuel, packaging and contributed to traffic. Makes me wonder how much of that could be saved if orders were delivered together when possible.

Lynibis
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees4 months ago

It might be they're coming from different warehouses? But I agree, it's annoying. They should come together at least, if not I'm the same box (sometimes not possible with different sized and weighted items).

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
4 months ago

Yes, I can see your point. Just a shame big business cannot run their business in an efficient cost saving manner, it would cut their costs.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana4 months ago

If I post something with Hermes that is up to 2kg it costs about £2.80 but if it goes above 2kg up to about 5kg it's about £6.50 or similar so occasionally I've split parcels just to save money. Sometimes the courier's prices causes additional parcels. Then of course you have different warehouses shipping the items.

Personally I feel it is more important to protect high street shopping so feel there should be more taxation and costs added to online purchases. From what I understand online shopping causes much more impulse purchasing and many don't bother to return goods they don't actually need. It's incredibly wasteful. I feel high street shopping is better for the environment and the economy. The service industry has declined as people don't repair items like they used to, we have become much more wasteful.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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4 months ago

I so, so agree with you. It sounded as if I was an avid online shopper but my order was purely the result of receiving £100 of Amazon vouchers for my birthday. My family know I am an avid reader and therefore order a lot of books for my kindle, which of course does not involve deliveries just a download.

But generally I buy from shops as I like to see and feel the products I am buying. Personally I do not understand the staggering amount of online shopping.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees4 months ago

Lynibis I buy most of my stuff online (not groceries) because it's convenient, there's more choice, more discoverability of new products, and it's easier to find good deals.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees4 months ago

Lynibis oh plus cashback. If I see something in store I want, I'll often go and buy online with cashback, and get it click and collected to that store. They'll have stuff delivered to the shop anyway so there's no extra fuel wasted, and I get the item cheaper. And I'd think it's still supporting the store because I'm collecting from there, rather than getting it delivered to my house.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
4 months ago

Yes, I can definitely see the appeal MeestairChrees but I hate having parcels delivered as I never know when I will be in, my neighbours are all out too!

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
4 months ago

MeestairChrees I really must look into that as I have never looked into cashback deals etc. I have done click and collect though, I can collect at a time convenient to me.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees4 months ago

Lynibis I usually get mine delivered to my work place, for that very reason - always open during the day.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi4 months ago

Different sellers use different delivery methods.

Amazon have warehouse issues sometimes. They loose stuff on the way or even break stuff when u order Pantry.

Also there are a few items have same day delivery. And lots of them shows prime delivery which should mean next day....but it is not like that. They show before u pay when the item will be delivered, sometimes it is prime but takes 4 days.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 months ago

I agree that the majority of the time next day is not needed as most things aren't that urgent. However, when I couldn't leave the house for nearly 8 months, next day delivery was a godsend. There were some things that suddenly became urgent and I couldn't just pop out to get them.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
4 months ago

Yep there are certainly exceptions to everything. I think all these things come about because companies vie for business and are all trying to outdo each other with offering more and supposedly better service.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 months ago

Lynibis I agree, they are all competing with each other for peoples business so try to outdo each other and offer more and more things.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19784 months ago

I don't think it's as bad as it seems as I'm sure there are logistical issues with delivering things from different warehouses and they will time the deliveries to group then with other deliveries in your neighbourhood. The packaging thing is obviously a problem from an environmental point of view but most amazon packaging is reusable and recyclable, so it could be worse. It would be nice if they had an option to collect packaging from previous orders when making a delivery and maybe reuse it.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
4 months ago

Good idea!

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KazLou
KazLou4 months ago

there is a section on amazon when you order a few items

were it asks you if you want them to items in as few deliverys as possible

i dont know if you have seen this it may help for future orders

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
4 months ago

Thanks Kaz, I will look again but I felt sure I had done this and it made no difference.

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