The parcel option for postage seems sadly underutilised and not very functional. At the moment anybody wishing to send items have the following options:
Letter - 5 items for 100 gold (or free from kits). Writeable / Sealable
Small Parcel - 10 items for 200 gold. Not writeable or sealable.
Large Parcel - 20 items for 400 gold. Not writeable or sealable.
As someone who does a lot of business in delivery, ultimately my choice for postage is:
Pack in letter - Up to 250 items (5 packs in 1 letter) at 100 gold (or free in my case) + additional gold 100 for each pack. Plus I can write a note/receipt along with it.
Under those circumstances, why would anyone ever use a parcel? I often get bulk orders going on 30-50 non-groupable items, which makes the parcels useless to me.
If possible, I propose the following changes:
- Raise the capacity of the small and large parcels at least to 25 items for 200 gold and 60 items for 400 gold respectively. More would be better, but this way there is a sort of discount incentive when sending in bulk.
- Allow parcels to be sealed, so their sender isn't debatably anonymous.
- OPTIONAL: Allow the sender to write a short note on the parcel, about 140 characters (The old Twitter limit >_> ) That would be especially useful if you need to send more than 1 parcel so you can label them 1/2 and 2/2, or even just a 'lots of love, mum'. It will look nice on letterlist.
Of course it's still not as much as a pack in a letter, but just maybe it might induce people to consider parcels more as a one-stop option (especially for those with the whistle artefact).