4 October 2011

ByBox . .

Hello All

Today I thought I would blog about something a bit different, and that is ByBox. Confused I hear you say? Read on . . .

ByBox is a service that delivers personal and business packages to a secure electronic locker bank when you're not at home. Using this service gives you 24/7 365 days a year access, and you will never miss a delivery.

How does it work?

When you sign up you'll receive your very own unique delivery address. When shopping online or being asked for an address, instead of giving your personal home address, you enter your unique delivery address. Once the goods are received to your unique delivery address, ByBox forward on the delivery to your nearest ByBox location and you'll receive a text and email with a locker code. Entering this code will unlock one of the lockers, where your delivery will be waiting for you. How simple and easy is that? :). Now I hear you say  ''I wonder how much it is?'' Well keep reading . . 

How much is this service?

ByBox are offering new customers a free, no commitment 4 week/month trial of the service. If you are happy with the service and etc, there are 2 payment options; advance or pay per delivery.

Advance works on the basis of a set period; 3, 6 or 12 months. The costs are as follows:
  • Monthly - £10
  • Yearly - £50
Alternatively if you feel you won't use the service as much as you think, then you can pay per delivery. This costs £2.00 each time of use.

Where are the ByBox locations?

There are currently over 400 ByBox locker locations across the UK. You can find your nearest ByBox location here.

What do I think?

I have used the service before with a Figleaves order, and I have to say it is pretty cool. No fuss, hassle or hanging around at home waiting for the delivery man to arrive; you just wait for your code, punch it in at the lockers and hey presto, there is your package waiting for you. This was an option however offered by Figleaves, (free of charge), which guaranteed my order the following day (depending on what time you order, of course)!

Another reason why I think this service is pretty good is you're protecting your personal home address, which I think is a brilliant idea for when placing orders online or being asked for it by people not really known to you. I also think it's a fab idea to get away from the barrage of junk mail that drops through your letter box from a company you've placed an order with once. It's soo annoying!!

Although at the moment I am trialling this service, whether or not I would sign up is questionable. I think the monthly and yearly price plans are pretty reasonable, although it will only really benefit those who receive packages on a day to day basis, so businesses for example would be most suited. The option of pay per a delivery, again is a great pay as you go option, and at £2.00 per delivery, isn't bad, if you use the service now and again.

Here are some pictures from my local locker bank when I went to collect a package today:

What do you think? Will this be a service you will be using? Or are you not convinced? Really would like to hear what you have to say.

If you are interested in knowing more about ByBox click here.

PS: I have not been paid to write about this service, nor am I affiliated with ByBox. My opinions and thoughts are always 100% honest and that of my own. 

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