Originally Posted by HarryT
Do courier companies in the US not have local depots? I have both a FedEx and a UPS depot about 5 minutes drive from my house, and if the Post Office miss a delivery, I can simply collect it the next day from the local Post Office.
Amazon operate a similar service in the UK for returning items. You can drop off a package to be returned to Amazon at a large range of local convenience stores.
From my home on Maui, it's about a twenty mile drive RT to either FedEx or UPS. Some products will be left on the doorstep, other have to be signed for. The Post Office takes longer, but I have an oversized box, so only very large packages will not fit.