"Delivery Failed" is not what you want to see taped to your door when you get home--especially this time of year. (Or really any time.) I could "drone" on and on about missed deliveries (sorry, bad pun), but there's a new delivery service app in San Francisco, which solves this problem--elegantly AND cheaply.
myDoorman is a new SF package delivery startup that lets you get online purchases (or other things) delivered to your door—same day delivery from its own crowdsourced drivers--up until midnight. Yes, that’s right--midnight. (You choose the day and time you want your packages delivered.) myDoorman accepts deliveries six days a week from every shipping company including FedEx, UPS, US Postal Service, DHL, Airborne Express, etc., even if a signature is required, then sends it on to you.
OK, so it's not your own personal drone, but it's pretty good anyway.
How does it work?
You use your own personal myDoorman Shipping Address for anything you usually ship to your home or office. They will alert you when it arrives at their secure depot, and then, at your request, myDoorman will deliver it to your door until midnight on the same day, or any future day.
How much does it cost? (This is the best part.)
myDoorman charges only $7 per delivery, OR get your delivery FREE in exchange for social media support. For each friendly social post to myDoorman, your account is credited with a free delivery. See here for more info on the social media freebie rules.
How does the service work?
1. Ship anything, including online orders, packages or letters, to the myDoorman Shipping Address assigned to you.
2. Use your phone to schedule delivery that day until midnight, or feel free to schedule a different day.
3. Once your package arrives at the myDoorman depot, they send you a notification on your phone.
4. They deliver your packages to your door until midnight on the same day they arrive. myDoorman delivers to your door seven days a week until midnight.
Barbara Bryn Klare covers the ever-changing SF app scene for Examiner.com San Francisco and searches out cool and free SF events for dailybuddah.