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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

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) 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

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

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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Global Online Food Delivery and Takeaway market has been witnessing growth at a noteworthy rate over the past few years owing to escalating population growth with changing lifestyle and preferences of consumers with growing number of consumers preferring to try new cuisines from around the world.
Do It Yourself (DIY): This category involves all the restaurant chains who handle their delivery requirements themselves and therefore are operating their own online website or mobile applications.
According to the industry, the dawn delivery market was valued at around 10 billion won ($8.9 million) in 2015.
The companies that provide delivery services for both are quite different.
"We're saving customers time by leveraging new technology, and connecting all the parts of our business into a single seamless shopping experience: great stores, easy pickup, fast delivery, and apps and websites that are simple to use," said Greg Foran, president and CEO of Walmart U.S.
Home Delivery web reports lets managers view and modify detailed customer information including delivery days and publications to be delivered.
Imperial Logistics' existing relationship with Pick n Pay ensured that the development of the optimal delivery management system was a collaborative process.
Conclusion: Instrumental vaginal delivery was found to be safe and is the best substitute of the caesarean sections.
Jugnoo Delivery was originally started by making auto rickshaws as its logistics partner and soon added bikes and commercial vehicles to it as well.
The company's stock jumped significantly when it announced it will focus on food delivery in the U.S.
13 April 2017 - US-based online ordering and on-demand delivery company delivery.com has acquired US-based alcohol delivery service Klink's business operations.
We've taken a look at which supermarkets have already opened their Christmas delivery slots and those who are yet to announce an availability date.
Valley Cottage, NY, June 25, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Injectable drug delivery is defined as the administration of a drug or drugs directly into patient's blood circulation through a delivery device.
Objective: This study explores the opinions of the Turkish women about cesarean delivery and the reasons and factors affecting their preference for it.