City Link tell me it’s safe to go out for the day

I woke up this morning and the first thing I did was to log onto the City Link website and eagerly enter a tracking number to see what time a delivery was due to arrive.

CitylinkThen I groaned, it’s not due to be with me until between about 4pm and 6pm this evening.

Then it suddenly struck me, that’s not a bad thing. Sure I’d hoped I’d get the delivery earlier in the day, but at least now I know I have the whole day free and don’t have to sit here frustrated every time a truck pulls into the road wondered if this time it’ll be calling at my house.

Taking full advantage I’ve already been down to Tina’s Cafe in Thatcham with a mate for a late breakfast (highly recommended if you’re ever in Thatcham High Street!), and been to the bank.

Deliveries are massively better than they were just a few years ago. It wasn’t unheard of to sit in all day waiting for the door bell to go, just to find a card shoved through your letterbox the second you visit the bathroom. Now deliveries (at least with the better couriers) are somewhat predicable and whilst a two hour delivery window from City Link isn’t quite as slick as the 15 minute window you’ll get with DPD/Interlink, it’s a heck of a lot better than the old “We’ll deliver some time between 7.30am and 6.30pm”.

Which couriers are your favourites? Not which is cheapest for you as a seller, but if you’re waiting for a delivery at home which companies would you prefer to deliver to you and which would you definitely like to avoid?