I have always known that you cannot trust courier or postal service when it comes to being on time! All the courier services out there will claim on-time delivery, but they are mostly “talking in the air.” It was last year that I realized how important it was to have something delivered on time! This was when I came across the Parcelled app and since then I have not thought of looking elsewhere.
I live in Delhi and I had to send Rakhi to my brother in Mangalore. The problem was that I was so much busy with my preparations for foreign education that I forgot the occasion. It was just 2 days ago that I realized it was Raksha Bandhan and there was no way I wanted to skip sending a Rakhi to my brother. I had never missed the moment for the last 19 years and I didn’t want to do so this year!
I contacted a number of courier services to pickup my Rakhi but none agreed to deliver it on the day. It was a big disappointment and I thought it would be the first year when I would make an exception in the custom I had been following for so many years.
The Solution – Parcelled
But that was not to be! I called my brother and told him about the situation. He told me not to worry and asked me if I had not heard of the Parcelled app. I instantly downloaded the app as per his instruction and “scheduled a pickup now”.
I wasn’t sure whether they will be able to deliver on the desired date but when the pickup serviceman came he assured me of delivering my order on the date. I was amazed and thanked him! He even packed the Rakhi properly for me. What surprised me further was the price. It was equivalent to what others were charging, but for without any on-time delivery assurance.
I couldn’t have asked for anything better, and the Rakhi was delivered to my brother on the afternoon and he immediately called and confirmed me. Even the app confirmed the delivery!
Ease of Use
It’s extremely easy to use Parcelled. Once I installed the app, it was just about choosing a few options. Now I am always using this service to send different types of postages and parcels:
- I choose the item I needed to send from the list. If it’s not there I can add it.
- Then I select my city for pickup and the ‘to city’
- I can choose between different modes of delivery including Standard, Express, and Rush depending on the urgency
- The app displays the estimated price and delivery time
- I can enter the addresses after the checkout and schedule the time and date of pickup
I don’t do the packing for my parcels. The pickup servicemen themselves do the packaging for me and this is one of the best features of Parcelled.
The app provides me with real time tracking information and I don’t have to keep calling the courier service or visit their site to keep checking my order.
Parcelled has really simplified the courier service! Currently it offers pickup services only in 5 major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru. I am thankful it is available in my city. But the good thing is that they can delivery anywhere in the country! They have special rates for Rakhi and I will be using their services to send it to my brother this year as well. I will highly recommend Parcelled to all my friends!