Deliveries left on doorstep
- On December 30th I got an email notice from Canada Post that a package was "delivered." I came home on January 1st to find no package. Obviously it was stolen. Made a Canada Post claim and the sender mailed me another one, this time by Purolator.
- Purolator delivered the replacement package today. It too was left on my doorstep. There was no knock or anything, I just found the package there when I went outside. Stuff gets stolen in this neighbourhood, this would certainly have been stolen too if it had been left much longer.
- I've even had gift card orders left on the doorstep, despite me having a secure mail slot in my front door that they would have easily fit through.
This is getting to be a big problem. When I worked as a courier years ago if the recipient was not there, we had to get recipient permission over the phone even to drop them through a secure mail slot. No permission, no slotting. Leaving deliveries in an unsecured mailbox or at the doorstep was unthinkable. What has happened to make this so prevalent? Has anyone made a "Do NOT leave deliveries at doorstep. They WILL be stolen" sign and has it worked?