By-eck! How will Coronation Street’s Rita Sullivan be able to cope with the rush?
As more people shop online, they are finding their deliveries too big for the letterboxes; or they are out at work when deliveries are made.
Now, Dropzone1 in the UK is signing up corner dairies and petrol stations to take deliveries for online shoppers, who receive an email when their purchase is delivered.
Some 5000 outlets have so far signed up.
Already in Japan, deliveries are often made at corner stores as house numbers in streets are rarely sequential.