The internet has made it easier for people to shop from different places and have their items delivered straight to their doorstep within a very short period of time.
While this is convenient, it comes with some challenges, especially in terms of safety. This doesn’t mean that online deliveries are not safe, but you should be prepared to do your due diligence to ensure your personal safety and health.
Some tips in this regard are as follows:
Only Order from Verified Apps or Websites
Do not just jump onto an online store and make orders before verifying that they are legit.
Make sure to order from sites that have been reviewed, or from the site of a reputable merchandiser. This way, you can rest assured that the person delivering your items is an employee of the company, so if anything happens, they can be traced.
Wipe/Sanitise All the Packaging
In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, it is important for you to clean packages once you get your delivery to ensure optimal safety.
What’s more, be sure to always wash your hands thoroughly, especially when you are handling food items that have been delivered to you. Otherwise, you take the chance of risking infection.
Leave Clear Instructions
If you are at home alone and are anxious about your safety when interacting with a delivery person, you should leave clear instructions on where they should drop your food packages off.
For instance, your note to the delivery person could read: “Ring door twice and then leave package on the doorstep.”
This makes it easy, both for you and the delivery person, and will make your transaction all that much easier.
And if you have to pay the delivery person in cash, let them know in advance if you want them to bring change.