Do you have delivery issues and want more options? Get your package delivered to you on your terms. Go ahead..get it your way!
How it works: Ship packages to your personal Doorman shipping address. Doorman signs for the delivery, sends you a notification and holds your package for as long as you'd like. You then use the Doorman app to schedule a home delivery anytime from 6pm to midnight, 7 days a week.
Cost: $4/package, or $19+/month for unlimited packages
Get it in: San Francisco, Chicago & New York City
How it works: TaskRabbit basically lets you locally hire out everyday tasks (for more than just packages). You can use the site to describe what you need (i.e. "I need someone to sign for a package," or "I need someone to get a package being held at the UPS store") and choose a Tasker to get it done for you. This is more an arrangement between individuals than any kind of service, so the restrictions are left up to you and your Tasker.
Cost: Varies depending on the Tasker; around $20/hr
Get it in: 19 different cities
One note: Some of these services place restrictions on the size and weight of the packages they will handle. If you're expecting something like a large piece of furniture, these services may still be able to handle it for you, for an additional charge. Just click through to their websites and FAQ pages for more details.
How it works: If you're ordering on Amazon.com, you can have your package shipped to an Amazon Locker, which will hold it for up to three business days until you pick it up yourself with a unique pick-up code that Amazon emails you once your package has arrived. Lockers have early morning and late evening hours, and some locations are open 24/7.
Cost: Free, shopping from Amazon.com
Get it in: Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle