Pravin Patel rang from his Premier Food & Booze in Bolton to ask if I had heard of Parcel Pick Up. Only vaguely. The rep had explained that the service is for the likes of businesses with field engineers on the road who don’t have time to wait at home for spare parts.

They pay 60p per parcel, paid monthly. All deliveries are insured and there is no contract.

He has agreed to give it a go. “You don’t know till you try.”

Care to comment?