There are different delivery options that can be used in order to help limit the spread of coronavirus. Read more about the possibilities here.
There are a lot of companies affected by the Covid-19 crisis at the moment and the pressure on their business is forcing them to think in new ways and find alternatives to their regular workflows.
At the same time, there are still stores that are being held open, so that we can get food, and a lot of drivers are still driving around with packages. We owe huge respect to all of them.
This blog post is a collection of services and initiatives, supported by different carriers, that take precaution to prevent the spread of infection when delivering the package to your receivers’ home address. You’ll be able to have packages delivered to your customers’ front door without any physical contact between the delivery man and the receiver.
Increase and promote safety for your customers and carriers alike, and help limit the spread of coronavirus.
GLS Deposit Service
Your customers will be able to receive their orders without physically being present to receive the package. The way this works is that your customer informs you where the package should be placed and you pass this information on to the carrier. When delivery man comes by, the package will be deposited at the desired location.
The agreed upon location can vary depending on the delivery and can e.g. be in the greenhouse, at the backdoor or in the garage. Click here here to read more about GLS Deposit Service.
The receiver can also grant GLS a temporary power of attorney (POA), the authority to deliver a package without signature. Get the POA here, print it and hang it some place visible to the delivery man. This temporary power of attorney is especially relevant if you’re sending with Business Parcel, as there are a lot of offices that are temporarily closed and there is no one that can sign for delivery. Ask your customers to use this temporary power of attorney so you (sender) can avoid surcharge for alternative delivery.
dao Shop to Home or dao Home
dao Shop to Home and dao Home shipments are delivered directly to the front door of the receiver. dao deliveries at night, which means that packages are at the address – at the door or in the mailbox – before 7AM. You can send up to 3 kg with dao Shop to Home or dao Home. Click here here to find more info about this service.
PostNord Flex delivery
PostNord’s Flex delivery (Flexlevering) is a service that in many ways resembles GLS’ Deposit Service. Delivery man drops the package off at the desired location e.g. garage or the greenhouse without any physical contact between the two parties involved.
It is possible for you (sender) to opt for PostNord Flex Delivery when using PostNord MyPack Home and PostNord Parcel.
Click here here to read more about PostNord Flex Delivery.
It is also possible for a PostNord delivery man to sign for delivery himself with a special COVID-19 signature, so that the physical contact is avoided once again. The receiver can also grant PostNord a temporary power of attorney (POA), the authority to deliver a package without signature. Get the POA, print it and hang it some place visible to the delivery man so he/she can deliver the package without contact.
The receiver can also opt for unattended delivery. Read more here.
Bring Flex Delivery
Bring has a similar service: Bring Flex Delivery. The customer notes a desired location for delivery of their parcel e.g. at the back door or at the front door and delivery drops the package off as requested.
Bring Flex Delivery is supported for the Home Delivery Parcel.
Click here to read more about Bring Flex Delivery.
Danske Fragtmænd delivery without signature
You can also ship pallets and groupage with Danske Fragtmænd and choose that they should be delivered without a signature and a delivery receipt. This means again that the carrier and the customer don’t have to interact with each other for the shipment to be delivered.
You can choose that your Danske Fragtmænd shipment should be delivered without a signature for both private and business deliveries.
Click here and read more about shipments with Danske Fragtmænd.
How to get started
These different delivery options can be used to help reduce the spread of corona infection but also spare you any additional costs. All of the additional services mentioned in this article are available at Shipmondo and are free to use for all Shipmondo’s users. You can easily create a free account here and be ready for shipping in no time. There’s no subscription or monthly fees, the use of our service is pay-as-you-go.
If you have any questions regarding any of the mentioned services, you’re more than welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.