If the first time fails, try and try again? Not anymore! If PostNL is one of your preferred delivery services to use, then you will have to get the package from one of their locations because they will no longer be attempting to deliver the package a second time if the first attempt failed.
They will be sending the package to a PostNL delivery location, where you will have to pick it up within a week after delivery. One of the reasons they are doing this is to reduce CO2 emissions and to maximise their delivery capacity which will be needed with Sinterklaas and Christmas right around the corner.
Customers prefer to pick it up from a collection point
The hard workers at PostNL are delivering around 800,000 packages a day, where 95% of them are successful on the first attempt, according to NU.nl. But out of the 5 % of packages that are not delivered, it is common for the second attempt to also be unsuccessful.
The company also said to NU.nl that most customers prefer to have their packages delivered to a PostNL location. “After all, these packages will be available the day before,” the company said. So instead of the delivery person carrying it around for another day, customers are able to pick it up the following day.
Having it delivered to your neighbours
This does not affect the option of having it delivered to your neighbours instead. However, if they are also not at home, it will be given to a collection point.
Would this make your life easier or harder? Let us know in the comments below!
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