Use What3Words to find your address
Embark on a journey through the challenging yet exhilarating life of a driver on the road. It's certainly not a leisurely cruise in a van, contrary to what my dear wife thinks! Picture this: battling unpredictable weather conditions, navigating through motorway mayhem caused by overzealous do-gooders, encountering accidents (thanks to those same culprits on gantries!), enduring traffic jams, roadworks, and unexpected closures – it's a rollercoaster ride beyond our control. But fear not, for there's a simple solution to one of our greatest challenges: www.what3words.com.
You see, we receive countless addresses that consist of a house name and a village, or in urban areas, merely an apartment name and district. Now, I'm left pondering what exactly people expect us to do in such situations. Are we supposed to wander aimlessly, like lost souls, searching for houses or apartments in the darkness, without a glimmer of guidance? To ensure a seamless delivery experience, we're implementing some much-needed changes. We require the following essential address details:
YOUR NAME - DOOR NUMBER - STREET NAME - TOWN / VILLAGE / CITY - POSTCODE - AND IF YOU LACK A DOOR NUMBER OR ROAD NAME, PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR WHAT3WORDS.
Without these basic address components, we regrettably cannot proceed with your delivery. Now, I know this may sound stern, but we've grown weary of being let down, disrupting other deliveries due to the inability to locate customers, and witnessing the distress of our drivers as they tirelessly search for elusive destinations, exacerbated by the absence of mobile network coverage. So, lend us a helping hand by following these simple steps when confirming your delivery.
Oh, and if you reside in a new estate, you're well aware that your road and postcode won't register on a standard sat nav. In such cases, we kindly request your WHAT3WORDS or clear and detailed instructions. Allow me to share an anecdote – we recently encountered an address listed as "Plot 2203, Road Name" with a corresponding postcode. Plot 2203 turned out to be none other than door number 17, the road name turned out to be a mere figment of the imagination, and the postcode led our driver astray, a staggering 11 miles away from the actual address (apparently, the customer assured us that the postcode would suffice!).
We aren't asking for the moon, just a clear indication of your whereabouts so that we may carry out our duties. Sure, you can enjoy the elegance of a fancy house name when entertaining your friends, but when it comes to deliveries, please provide the correct postal address, allowing us to swiftly carry on with our mission.
I can attest to the kindness and awesomeness of the team who work for vintage home stores and Teeside10. During a recent house move my removal van could not get up the lane to deliver my furniture (due to badly parked cars!). Long story short, I was left with nothing to sit on and half a rented house to clear of furniture and belongings. I had ordered a wee sofa from Vintage Home stores and I messaged them the day after my ‘move’ to see if I could possibly collect my sofa a bit early. To my astonishment not only did Steve deliver my sofa early the next day, but he even helped me move remaining furniture from my rented house into my new house. Truly amazing, and I can’t thank Steve and the whole team enough! And not only that, my sofa is totally fab and a steal at the price! Buy loads of gear from these guys, you won’t be disappointed!!! I would give them more than 5 stars if I could
3-4 HOUR WINDOW - 15-30 MIN TEXT - FRIENDLY DRIVER AS STANDARD