In a series of viral videos, TikToker and Amazon delivery driver Elijah Walsh provided his followers with some tips and advice on how to “help you, help us, help you”. With his background knowledge of the delivery, Walsh revealed interesting information about Amazon packages.
“If you’re ordering from Amazon, this message is for you because we need to talk,” he says in the clip.
Walsh says deliveries can start as early as 3am to 11:30pm and customers can expect deliveries to be made any time of the day, not just during the day.
“Please turn on your porch light,” he says. “I trip over things. We fight out there.”
Regarding delivery instructions, Walsh points out that there are over 2,000 drivers who do not have set delivery routes. That said, the delivery instructions are not intended for personal notes to previous drivers. He also recommended customers to always update the shipping instructions for their next order.
Otherwise, the same message could appear for deliveries in the past.
Walsh offers two other tips for users: Always remember if you don’t want a delivery driver knocking on your door, and that only the US Postal Service can leave packages in your mailbox, as it’s considered federal property.
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“I don’t care if your delivery instructions say ‘deliver to PO Box,’ I won’t,” he says. “If we get caught, Amazon could be fined up to $10,000 and I could potentially lose my job. Your stuffed animal isn’t worth it.”
In a video for part two, Walsh addressed a comment asking for another video because his tips were “interesting and informative.”
“I’m so glad you’re all listening and I want more tips from an Amazon courier to help you and help us help you,” he says.
The creator shared that if you’re going on vacation or are concerned about “porch pirates” in general, you can look for an Amazon hub or locker near you that can be your delivery option.
“They’re super easy for both of us to use and it’s a way of securing your package, nobody will see it and you can pick it up whenever you want,” he explains.
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When it comes to gated communities, Walsh says make sure you include an access code in the delivery instructions, and if you have pets, make sure they’re safe and away from drivers.
“We have to assume the worst to stay safest,” he shares.
As promised, Walsh’s video for part three contained some “big inside information” about common things that make Amazon shoppers uncomfortable.
“Our routes are pre-programmed based on driving efficiency, that’s it,” he says. Amazon doesn’t take into account what delivery time is best for the customer, Walsh claims.
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Walsh advises that even if your shop is closed on the day of delivery or in some other special situation, he will be expected to deliver the package. If the driver doesn’t deliver, he gets points for his work which can eventually lead to him being fired.
“Some customers are lucky and don’t realize how hard their driver is working for them,” he says.
The Daily Dot emailed Walsh and Amazon.
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*Initial publication: November 18, 2022 at 5:47 p.m. CST
Lauren Castro is a reporter from Austin, Texas.
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