Parcel is a new delivery service that will receive your packages during the day, and deliver it to your door that very night. Once your package arrives at one of Parcel's Manhattan locations, you'll get a text confirming it's ready for delivery. Then, pick a one-hour time slot between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. that evening. Parcel will bring your goods right to your door. Yes, even if you live in a fifth-floor walkup.
The best part is that Parcel is free until January 15. After that, it's just $5. There's no membership or subscription fee — just $5 per delivery. Parcel is available only in Manhattan at the moment. And, before you start ordering a new couch, remember that your package must be smaller than 22-by-22-by-15 (inches, that is) and lighter than 20 pounds. But, if you live outside NYC, you can add your 'hood to Parcel's waiting list, and they'll notify you as soon as the service is available near you. In other words, shop away, dear reader, shop away.