Parcel Pick Ups vs. Drop-offs: Know Your Options – eShipper

Sarah Kermalli
Sarah Kermalli Apr 13, 2016 • 4 min read
eCommerce Solutions

With the world currently transforming in favour of ease of use and efficiency, and our days getting split up between our day job, side hustle, and social life (hopefully), dropping off packages to the post office is becoming more of a disruption than a convenience.

You might argue,

"It's really not a big deal. The post-office is only a 2-minute drive from my house".

Okay, we hear you. But what about the time it takes you to load the car, park, grab your package(s), wait in line and finally mail out your parcel? That's a lot of time being wasted that you could spend doing other things.

Besides, why would you bother going through the hassle when there are free pick ups available from your location? Yes, you heard right. You can now book a shipment and get it picked up right from your door and delivered to its final destination, for no extra cost. 

So, what's the catch?

Actually, there's no catch with parcel pick-ups. The world is moving forward and the shipping industry isn't going to lag behind. You're already paying to ship the package, so why should you pay extra to get it picked up?

Admittedly, not all carriers have jumped on the free-pick ups bandwagon as yet. That's where we come in.

If you haven't heard of eShipper already, we're basically an integrated shipping solution in the cloud. Our customers can go onto our platform, plug in their details and choose from different services and highly competitive rates available from the most trusted carriers worldwide, all on one page. Think of it like Expedia, but for shipping.

The great thing is that it usually takes less than 2 minutes to create a shipment and schedule a pick up. No phone calls or emails necessary. No size or volume restrictions. eShipper also integrates with most shopping carts, so go wild!

Still want the option to drop off the package in case no one's around for the parcel pick-up? We give you that option too. It's a win-win! 

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