Generally our trade partners use a range of shipping options that encompass the available courier and postal services.
Sometimes, we get a choice of courier and postal services to choose from. Other times, that service is restricted to the services our trade partner engages on a daily basis.
Deliveries are only an ESTIMATE
Either way, please be aware that your delivery may NOT always arrive as scheduled. After more than 26 years of dealing with couriers, we are very aware that deliveries have an ESTIMATED arrival time, and are not guaranteed.
This is unfortunately outside of our control and while we will endeavour to escalate or prioritise a late delivery, this again does not guarantee it will arrive any sooner.
Even this biggest, most reputable couriers can get things wrong. And sadly we can’t always help ensure otherwise.
Examples of Delivery Issues
For example, recently a courier refused to deliver a printing order. This was addressed to one of Australia’s most well-known landmarks (a building that has been open for more than 92 years). This refusal was despite building signage making it obvious where the accessible entrance is located (eg for wheelchairs and prams). And also despite the driver not being resourceful enough to walk up a few steps and ask at the building’s entrance where they should take the package (even before unloading it from the van). Or even phoning reception to ask for such information. We did this ourselves to check there was nothing tricky about courier deliveries to the building (and confirmed there wasn’t).
That took us seven phone calls over 26 hours to resolve, plus two escalations and emails via our trade partner’s courier account manager. Plus a call from the driver while outside the building. Plus we had some 15 updates to our client during the process. So you can see we do all we can, but still we can’t provide you a delivery guarantee.
At the same time, another parcel was sent to a Hobart client to their street address via Australia Post’s express post parcel service. This service offers a next day guarantee. In their wisdom, Australia Post decided to place a card for the parcel in the client’s PO Box. This wasn’t done until later in the morning. By then, the client has already been to the post office and emptied the box. So again, the parcel was delayed a full day past the guarantee, even though on the tracking site the parcel was showing as “delivered”.
Where possible, we will provide you with tracking links so that you can track the delivery yourself. But keep in mind our experiences above as to why — sometimes — delivery doesn’t go as planned.
Pick-Up / Collection
Alternatively, orders can be requested to be picked up from us in St Leonards, Victoria. Please mention this during your order, as this service is only available via prior arrangement.