Parcel Motel during Christmas

I’ve been a fan of Parcel Motel since the very beginning. As I buy online a lot, I find the UK delivery address very handy. I also like the fact that it is a locker based system, which means I can collect at any time fo the day. Unfortunately, the locker based system has its drawbacks – there is a finite number of lockers in each Parcel Motel. To make the situation worse, Parcel Motel have recently closed my closest Motel. My closest Motel now is twice as far away. It is well documented that Parcel Motel (and pretty much…

Returning to Asos using Parcel Connect

This was the first time that I sent a parcel using Fastway’s Parcel Connect service. I’ve used it several times to receive items and never had any real issues, however, I always found Parcel Motel quicker and the 24 hour lockers give it the edge over Parcel Connect for me. I needed to return some items to Asos. They offer three free ways to return items – a prepaid An Post label, prepaid Parcel Connect label or return via MyReturns.ie. I used An Post’s ReturnMyShopping.ie service to return another parcel  to Boohoo so thought I’d give Parcel Connect’s return service…

The Race: Update 5 – The Race is Over!

The Race The Race: Update 1 – Parcels arrived to Virtual Address The Race: Update 2 – One has arrived! The Race: Update 3 – Second one has arrived! The Race: Update 4 – AddressPal has arrived The Race: Update 5 – The Race is Over!   The last parcel to arrive was DPD Parcel Wizard which actually arrived on Monday. I was away without my laptop which is why the update is only happening now – on Friday. I had selected the local store to collect the Parcel Wizard from using their new DPD Pickup service. When the parcel first was processed by PW…

The Race: Update 4 – AddressPal has arrived!

The Race The Race: Update 1 – Parcels arrived to Virtual Address The Race: Update 2 – One has arrived! The Race: Update 3 – Second one has arrived! The Race: Update 4 – AddressPal has arrived The Race: Update 5 – The Race is Over!   At first I expected Parcel Connect and Parcel Wizard to be in a fight for first place and Parcel Motel and AddressPal to be in a fight for last. Parcel Connect was ready for collection in Dublin the next working day coming first and Parcel Motel was delivered Sunday coming second. Well today I got the…

The Race: Update 3 – Parcel Motel delivered

The Race The Race: Update 1 – Parcels arrived to Virtual Address The Race: Update 2 – One has arrived! The Race: Update 3 – Second one has arrived! The Race: Update 4 – AddressPal has arrived The Race: Update 5 – The Race is Over! The last update on the Race was on Friday. I was expecting the Parcel Wizard parcels to be delivered on Friday – I was advised on Live Chat they would be. Originally they were due to be delivered on Thursday. Well it never showed up. Hopefully they’ll be ready for collection tomorrow but I’m not overly confident. Have to…