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# 146673 25-May-2014 19:46
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To anyone who has granted CourierPost or Fastway 'authority to leave', do either of them give you a barcode (ie. tag on your door frame) like NZ Couriers?

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  # 1053048 25-May-2014 19:48
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Nope, not from CourierPost (although I've had it set up for a few years now so it may predate such a system).

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  # 1053073 25-May-2014 20:15
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They don't give you a barcode and unfortunately seems to depend on the courier as to whether they actually leave the parcel or not

In the end I gave up and got the company to write NO SIGNATURE required (coffee subscription)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1053098 25-May-2014 20:55
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With fastway they dont even properly pass the authority to leave onto the relief drivers so I have had things left in very very strange places. Courierpost are not much better.

I would have expected that the scanner machine would pop up the auth to leave instructions when they were on the property or something useful.




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  # 1053579 26-May-2014 13:46
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On top of that, the sender can put a nasty "NO AUTHORITY TO LEAVE - SIGNATURE MUST BE OBTAINED" sticker on the parcel which results in them ignoring your AtL (2degrees does this).

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  # 1053584 26-May-2014 13:55
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Courier post don't use barcode or sticker, they just note the address.  

Even with authority to leave Courier Post still require signature on some items e.g. passports.




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  # 1053719 26-May-2014 16:46
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I gave CP ATL and a key to a secure area. They're generally fine, though relief drivers don't always know about it. I never get a barcode, just the package which has a barcode on it.



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  # 1054014 27-May-2014 00:00
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I like the barcode idea because they have to scan it, proving that they were actually on the correct premises. Without that, what's to stop them from dumping it at any neighbours residence (as especially Fastway are wont to do), or just never attempting to deliver it at all, and then just using the leave authorisation to escape any responsibility? I'm not concerned about goods being stolen post-delivery, just about them being delivered in the first place. I guess if I have surveillance on the specified leave area, then a missing 'delivered' parcel that was never present in that area can only be their problem.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1054026 27-May-2014 00:41
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Barcode is a bit lame, they could easily take a photo of it and scan it whenever. I would prefer a NFC based tag, with the scanner also doing geologging of it and sending it back to a web interface, with me getting a push notification when something is left there.




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  # 1054048 27-May-2014 08:00
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Some courier companies do take photos of where the package is left, that's a great idea,

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  # 1054296 27-May-2014 13:12
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We went to ATL with courier post because their driver for our neighbourhood used to leave ca ard without even knocking.  I watched the lazy bugger do it one Saturday. I happened to be on the roof when he crept up the stairs like a cat burglar with the pre-completed card and no parcel, put the card down and crept off again.  It was comical to watch.  He nearly soiled himself when I yelled out "Oi! where is my parcel!" from the roof.




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  # 1054314 27-May-2014 13:37
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If you have a natter with your regular driver they may be happy to start zapping something if they know you are geek savvy and have the ability to do so.

Depending on the scanner they use, some require signature regardless (sometimes signed by the courier or simply atl etc) along with an entered first name to help decipher it

Believe Courierpost/NZ parcelpost zap a barcode when they collect bags from post shops and mail drop boxes, to make sure the clearing times are kept to (to make sure they are not beating the system and peeving late droppers off)

If they find it will be easier than filling out the screen themselves saving a second or 2 they may well love it, could then make one in Code39 with your address or name and a keyword and rotate it weekly/daily. As savvy drivers of course will be able to use a standard reader and duplicate it, but I'm not sure they would bother if it was just... there.

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