What does Out for Delivery Imply?

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What does Out for Delivery Imply?

Online shopping can be quite a fuss at times. From delayed product dispatches to extended delivery periods, customers often have to go through a big ordeal.

A common online shopping lingo is ‘out for delivery.’ It confuses shoppers to no extent because a product generally takes time to reach even after it has been out for delivery.

So, what does ‘out for delivery’ exactly mean? And how long does out for delivery take? Let’s find out.

What Does "Out For Delivery" Mean?

If we were to go by the word, then out for delivery’s meaning seems quite understandable. It implies that the product you’ve ordered has left the local delivery center and a delivery person will soon bring your product at your doorstep.

But, if it is indeed so simple, why does it often take so long for a product to be actually delivered even after it has been out for delivery since a while? Well, it turns out that online companies usually dispatch orders in bulk, so that your order is not the only one that they need to complete in a given day.

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That means, the delivery person carries a ton of different products with him, and he prioritizes the delivery according to the location. For instance, if there are 15 items to be delivered in Cupertino and 4 to be delivered in Palo Alto, the delivery person will first complete all deliveries in Cupertino area and only then will he leave for the next place.

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So, there you have it. How much have you waited after your shipment was out for delivery? Let us know in the comments below.

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