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cash on delivery

Payment for a purchase when it is delivered, as opposed to paying in advance at the time of ordering You know, you're expected to pay cash on delivery when the package gets here. I'm sorry, but we no longer offer cash on delivery for any orders placed online or over the phone.
See also: cash, delivery, on

pay (for something) cash on delivery

To pay for a purchase when it is delivered (whether in cash or by some other means), as opposed to paying in advance at the time of ordering. I always prefer to pay cash on delivery so I can inspect my order before handing over any money. If you do not have a credit card when ordering online or over the phone, you can arrange to pay for your purchase cash on delivery.
See also: cash, delivery, on, pay

pay (for something) collect on delivery

To pay for a purchase when it is delivered, as opposed to paying in advance at the time of ordering. I always prefer to pay collect on delivery so I can inspect my order before handing over any money. If you do not have a credit card when ordering online or over the phone, you can arrange to pay for your purchase collect on delivery.
See also: collect, delivery, on, pay

send (something) cash on delivery

To dispatch something to a recipient who must pay for it upon successful delivery (whether in cash or by some other means). All our products are sent cash on delivery, so please be sure to have payment ready when your item arrives. I asked them to send the furniture cash on delivery so I could inspect it before handing over any money.
See also: cash, delivery, on, send

send (something) collect on delivery

To dispatch something to a recipient who must pay for it upon successful delivery. All our products are sent collect on delivery, so please be sure to have payment ready when your item arrives. I asked them to send the furniture collect on delivery so I could inspect it before handing over any money.
See also: collect, delivery, on, send

special delivery

1. A postal service by which letters or packages are delivered outside of the scheduled mail delivery times for an extra fee. I sent that parcel by special delivery so that you would get it in time for your birthday.
2. A phrase said humorously when giving something to someone, especially if the item is unappealing. A: "Special delivery: here's the report you need to work on!" B: "Gee, thanks."
See also: delivery, special

ˌcash on deˈlivery

(abbr. COD) a system of paying for goods when they are delivered: Do I need to pay now or will you take cash on delivery?
See also: cash, delivery, on
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This business segment already involves more than 7000 daily deliveries with 900 active merchants, with some of the biggest clients being KFC, Burger King and Pizza Hut.
Volvo Group (STO:VOLVA), a manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines, reported on Wednesday that deliveries from its truck operations in October 2014 amounted to 22,244 vehicles.
Using the Medical Birth Registry of Norway, Overland and colleagues analyzed all vaginal deliveries of a singleton fetus in cephalic presentation over 30 years, calculating the incidence of shoulder dystocia by gestational age at delivery and estimating both crude and adjusted odds ratios.
To be included in the study, facilities had to offer cesarean section and manage more than 1,000 deliveries annually; they also had to be located in each country's capital city or in one of the two provinces that were randomly selected for each country.
In a 5-year program, reeducation of physicians and nurses on the hazards of early-term elective delivery, combined with policing of their practices, reduced the rate of early elective deliveries from 28% of all elective deliveries in 1999-2000 to less than 10% within 6 months of program initiation.
Home deliveries now represent less than 1% of all deliveries and even midwives are finding they too are becoming de-skilled, which is a shame.
Nebraska: Similarly, a revenue ruling, citing Nat'l Private Truck Council, Inc., concluded that deliveries into the state by a company using its own vehicles is also a protected activity; see.
Stillbirth Following Cesarean Delivery The rate of cesarean deliveries in the United States has been increasing since 1996, and one in three births among black women are by cesarean, which is the highest rate for any racial group.
Table 9 shows the annual current dollar values of arms deliveries (items actually transferred) worldwide by major suppliers from 1997-2004.
In his Editor's Letter in the February issue, Mark explains he was driven to distraction by the irregular deliveries experienced using the Periodicals rate.
The messenger center staff sign for and accept all deliveries, log the time and details of the receipt, and forward the delivery to the proper addressee within the building.
Dispatch Services, Inc., of Antioch, Calif., was nominated by Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin, of Stockton, Calif., for its timely deliveries. The firm's 1,100 full truckloads and 5,200 less-than-truckload shipments for the military in 2003 within the continental United States had a 99 percent on-time delivery.
ROYAL Mail is making chnages to deliveries in some areas of Wirral as part of a national move to introduce single,daily deliveries.
Delivery Point is a secure access system, enabling deliveries ordered on the Internet or by mail order to be made safely day or night - even when the property is empty.