Written on: 30/11/2010
This review is from: Home Delivery Box/ Parcel Box (assembled)
If you like shopping online then unless you are at home most of the time you are probably used to either missing your deliveries and having to make arrangements for redelivery or having to wait at home for a delivery to arrive. This home delivery box is designed to get around that problem. The box is a tough metal parcel safe that is left unlocked so that the courier can leave items in the box, push the locks in to lock the contents safely inside and then you can retrieve them when you get home. There is a plaque attached to the top of the box with instructions on how to use for a delivery person to read.
The box is delivered assembled and then you need to bolt the box to the ground using the supplied fixing kit. While technically it's not difficult to install (drill 6mm holes into a firm level surface like pavers or concrete, then use a 13mm spanner to screw in the self-cutting bolts) it is quite a physical job and it took me quite some time and effort to screw the bolts all into the holes.
It won't be the answer to all deliveries, i.e. signed for, very large packages, but it could be a very handy 'safe place' for a number of deliveries that are too big to get though the letter box. It's certainly been very useful for us since we installed it. Just leave a little note on the door so the delivery person knows that you have a parcel safe and where it is. Our post lady is very pleased that she can offload our larger post deliveries whether we are in or not.