PaxZones Looks To Make Package Pick Up Easier

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Here's a simple idea that actually makes some sense. A company has been enlisting local shops and cafes to received packages for local residents. A lot of people have problems with ordering goods online because they're never home to receive them. So, with PaxZones, nearby merchants agree to receive and store the packages until the residents can come get them. For the merchants, it brings in more foot traffic. For the customers it's more convenient (in theory). For PaxZones? Well, that part is not clear. I'm not sure where they get their money from. The idea is that they may charge the merchants to get their special storage boxes. Now, if you combine this with Kozmo or Webvan to deliver the packages from the merchants to you at the exact time you want it...
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    Ryan, 11 Oct 2000 @ 2:04pm

    Re: PaxZone's got the right idea.

    I agree, it would even be useful here in England. The royal mail are one of the biggest package delivery firms (alongside those that you listed) but they always take it back to their depot (which is always too far away and inconvienient). Guess what? This space is wide open in the UK and the rest of Europe, anyone interested?

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