Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
The problem arises because organizations like amazon have negotiated a deal with fedex for special low cost shipping to residences.
I realise that, that is what they have done, I just having worked in the courier business, I wonder why they do that.....

Now if there is no signature required, in communities like mine where 90% of residences are single family homes and duplexes, and the driver can drop it between doors and go, it makes a lot of sense. In parts of big cities where they are all apartments and condo's it's much, much tougher. You can't leave a package by a unit door, it will disappear, and most buildings require the driver to buzz all apartments they are delivering to, so almost everything ends up needing to be picked up. That costs the carrier money, because they need to effectively deliver it twice.