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How true is the phrase ‘next day delivery’?
We all know the feeling. There are dozens of companies out there who claim to be able to deliver your ordered goods the very next day, but it’s not entirely clear what some of them mean by ‘next day’.
But next day delivery with Parcelforce Worldwide really does do what it says on the tin. While it’s not entirely possible on some occasions to deliver the very next day, because some locations are particularly hard to reach, it will always keep customers informed in case an extended delivery time becomes a necessity. Wherever you live, it’s a UK courier service that provides excellent value for money options that deliver!
For your enjoyment, here are five things which are offered to consumers which people are growing increasingly impatient with. One day, all of these things will hopefully be rectified...
- “Awesome new pair of jeans. £15. In stock.” And how many times do we foolishly click on to that insanely cheap pair of jeans, thinking that there’s a chance there’ll still be a pair left in the size we require? Well, it does say ‘in stock’ after all. But as soon as you click on it you’re faced with the only stock left being an XXXXL or XXXXS, and your heart crushed by the fact you won’t be able to buy the jeans that the website initially told you were available. We want to be told what sizes are available BEFORE clicking on something!
- “Delivery in 3-5 working days.” And of course, whenever a retail company states a delivery time of any kind, they don’t mean that what you’ve ordered will be at your door in 3-5 days, but it’ll be delivered in 3-5 days from whenever they eventually decide to despatch it. A little bit of clarity wouldn’t go amiss.
- “Hurry, while stocks last!” This is usually claimed by a company when they’re advertising an exceptionally good deal, or at least a deal which they consider to be exceptional. Stupidly we all generally fall for this, thinking that they will indeed be running out of the thing they’re advertising within minutes unless we hurry up and buy it while it’s cheap. But it’s guaranteed that there’ll be even more copies of it next week, and it’ll be a pound or two cheaper still. We British are very easily persuaded.
- “Only £5999.99.” It’s a tactic that’s being employed even more in this age of recession. By putting the word ‘only’ before whatever price is being charged, it instantly sounds like it’s less than it is. It’s an even more cynical thing to do than the age-old tactic of making something £19.99 rather than just making it £20 to make it sound cheaper. Hopefully there aren’t many of us who actually fall for it, because the companies themselves seem to think that there are.
- “As you bought this toaster, we think you would also like to buy this fireguard.” It’s a blot on the internet when we’re trying to browse through items to buy and we’re confronted with a whole range of things the company thinks we’d be interested in. Sometimes they think we’ll be interested in some kind of new bubble bath because we bought some washing up liquid two years ago, or something equally vaguely connected. And sometimes they’re just trying to flog stuff that they need to get rid of, so they try to persuade us that we would be interested in them because of completely unrelated items we’ve bought previously.