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Parcel Delivers Packages After Hours, When You're Actually Home

Online shopping gives us a new level of convenience. With just a couple of clicks, anything can be delivered to your doorstep — that is, as long as someone's home between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to answer the door.

But for working city dwellers without doormen, this poses a bit of a problemParcel, the first delivery service specifically designed for New Yorkers, wants to make sure you never have to see a "missed delivery" sticky note again. It promises to deliver your online purchases at a time when you'll actually be home.

Here's how it works: You go to Parcel's website and sign up for a free account, which is tied to a unique shipping address at Parcel's facilities. Whenever you purchase from an online retailer, you enter the Parcel address instead of your own. When your package arrives at Parcel, you'll receive a text to set up a convenient drop-off time between the hours of 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on any day of the work week. Read more...

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