I need to be able to manifest the evening before I drop my mail off. I am a small business operating evenings and weekends. I am employed full time Monday to Friday. I drop my mail off at the sorting office at 6am in the morning. So I manifest the night before. I need an option to tell C&D that I will be dropping off my mail the next day to avoid a fine for dropping my mail off late. And what does it matter to RM that I drop my mail off the day after manifesting? RM have been paid, so I do not understand why RM are entitled to fine me! If I manifest at 11pm at night, how can I drop my mail off to royal mail at 11pm at night, there is nowhere open to take my mail!
Hi and thanks for your suggestions. We already allow the ability to specify a future despatch date for orders. This allows you to prepare orders in advance and manifest them on a chosen day:
Manifest paperwork is designed to be handed over with your mail so we would urge that you only manifest on the same day that you wish to drop off your mail.
So how do I drop off my mail at 10pm or 11pm at night when I manifest my orders???
I cannot manifest when I am at work, my employer does not know that I sell things on ebay!!
So I can only manifest at 10pm at night.
It doesn't need anything changing my end - it is purely the fault of C&D, which assumes everyone uses the system 9-5pm. Royal Mail need to alter this, rather than send a generic answer about specifying future despatch dates to avoie auto-manifest.
Click and drop is designed for businesses that work 9-5pm where they can manifest during the opening hours of local post offices. So if you do not work 'normal' hours, click and drop does not help you.
This is not fair on people who are employed full time and trying to make extra money of an evening and at weekends. There needs to be an option to select the date of the manifest, just like there is in the online business account.