In the English language, words and sentences may sometimes have more than one meaning.
Some may have meanings restricted to certain areas known as registers.
Some other words may have meanings that change over time as the world evolves.
In this piece, we shall take a look at the sentence “out for delivery” and what it means.
The very first point that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “out for delivery” has to do with logistics service.
This phrase may come when the logistics process to deliver a package is almost completed.
The logistics company has a series of processes for package delivery which will begin with placing an order for delivery and end when the package is eventually received at the stated location.
After the package has been picked up or after dropping it at their pick-up locations for delivery, it will go through other processes.
By the time the package is set to be delivered, it will enter the phase where it can be tagged with the phrase “out for delivery” At this point, it means that their logistics personnel has taken the package is probably on his way to deliver it at the stated location.
Usually, when you receive an email or phone call that notifies you that your package is out for delivery, you are most likely to receive the package on that day.
If it is not delivered that day, it will not pass 72 hours (3 days).
So, with such an announcement come to a lot of hope to receive your package especially if it is something you have longed to receive.
Although the phrase “out for delivery” may mean almost the same thing for most logistics companies.
Where the difference may be the duration it will take before the package eventually gets to the receiver.
For some, it may mean the day you get the notification or the next day.
And it may sometimes be affected by how long it will take to get the package to you.
The statement or sentence “out for delivery” is an everyday lingo among people who uses any logistics service to deliver something for them.
Generally, whenever anyone uses the phrase “out for delivery” it is used to mean that such a person is making his way to meet a logistics personnel who may be carrying something to be delivered to him.
This phrase like many other phrases may be interpreted or seen in many ways.
For instance, it can be used to mean that someone is stepping out of his house to receive a package from a delivery man at his gate.
In this context, it is used to sound like the delivery man is already at the gate waiting for someone to come and receive the package from him.
So, the phrase is both a generally used lingo and a register within the logistics business.
One thing is certain, whether it is used by people or logistics business people, it is all centered around logistics operation.
The meaning may be slightly different based on who is using the phrase and the context is used.