Alright... i have this idea for a company. And this all started 2 weeks ago. I have this idea because of how i felt after hearing those words come
from a postal clerk.
I paid for an expensive pair of headphones. Even came with special 3d engravement. I patiently waited for the box to arrive.
It took 6 weeks to get to my doorstep.
It was originally delivered around the evening of the 19th.
In the tracking email sent to me it claimed it was inside of a locked parcel box.
I checked my mail box on Wednesday morning at 3 am in the cold of night....
I checked again that afternoon.
I checked the next morning at 2 am, as soon as i got back from work.
I walk into the post office... i inquire about this locked parcel box. The post man walks into the back. He prints out a log of that particular
package and shows me that at 17:21 it was determined to be placed into a locked parcel box. But at 17:23. Two minutes later it was reported as "left
package on property."
At that moment he explained it to me.... i felt shattered.
I was so broken because i spent a small fortune on it and patiently waited. I even double and tripple checked my mail box. I looked arpund my hpuse to
find this package at 2 am. 12 mid day. Nothing...
Shattered, i wrote down my name and phone number. And he told me a supervisor would contact me in 48 hours.
After those 48 hours passed, and not a single ring on my phone... i had to submit a refund.
Here i am now, still without being contacted by absolutely anyone.... waiting for a reply.
So now that you know what has happened so far.... it got me thinking of creating a company that simply accepts packages, and holds them until the
rightful owner comes to collect them.
Think this idea is a big waste of time? Or do you think this is wprth pursuing?
Granted the rules would work simply like this:
We accept the package, id it, tag it with a ref #, and then store it in a location locked from the outside world. Where as the registrant in our
company pays a small fee to hold their package until they, themselves, come to collect it with id and a password unique to each box.
And if you fail to retrieve the box after 90 days.... you forfeit the contents to the company.
Granted you can extend the packages stay for a small fee month to month. And even buy insurance to make sure ypur box maintains its integrity.
No matter the size of it limited to 9 foot by 6 foot by 6 foot in hiegth, width, and length. And as small as a post card.
The idea of this is to hold the package for those who are just as shattered as i am for the post man to leave a small fortune's worth of an item out
for anyone to come and grab.
Or do you think this would be a failure? Is there something similar out there that currently exists? Where as you are not asking a bakery to jold a
package for you but an actual company that does this? Im not talking about a sketchy train box set up but an actual warehouse to hold packages until
the rightful owner comes to collect it?
If not what should the name of this place be? Any ideas?