Receiving a package in an apartment building can turn into a nightmare. It seems like it has travelled the world before you finally manage to get it delivered to your door. Don't worry, we've curated a list of options for receiving packages stress-free when you live in an apartment building.




How does Amazon deliver packages to apartment buildings in Canada? The simplest way to receive your package stress-free from Amazon is to update your Amazon delivery preferences. When you complete delivery address information, include your buzzer code in the field provided so your courier can easily gain entry to your building for delivery.


Don't forget to also include your phone number. Then, your courier can contact you if they have issues in accessing your building.


Alternatively, try Canada Post FlexDelivery to have packages routed to a choice of more than 6,000 post office locations. When you checkout using online shopping services like Amazon, use your FlexDelivery address to receive your package safely and securely at your nearest post office.




UPS can deliver to apartment buildings easier when you create and log into your account. Sign up for a UPS My Choice Membership to select delivery preferences such as time of delivery and building access information like your buzzer code. You can also select to have your package automatically delivered to a UPS Access Point for worry-free collection.


Alternatively, after a first delivery attempt UPS InfoNotice will notify you of the failed attempt, wherein you can choose to redirect your package to a UPS Access Point or reschedule delivery.




Get your packages delivered to your apartment from FedEx with custom delivery options from FedEX Delivery Manager. FedEx Delivery Manager allows you to update delivery preferences on the fly, so you're never left wondering where you package may be.


Create a FedEx Delivery Manager account to add delivery instructions like your buzzer code, or to leave your package with a neighbour. If you have a leasing office on-site, ask if they are able to hold your package for you. You can customize your experience for future deliveries, and even choose the option to not require signature release if you won't be home.



Food Delivery

Getting food delivered can be just as stressful as receiving your packages. Services like Skip the Dishes, UberEats, and Door Dash deliver to apartment buildings, but your experience may vary depending on your driver.


Good things come to those who tip well.


Include as many details as possible in the notes section of your order. Things like your buzzer code, your apartment number, places to park if it's not obvious, and directions towards the front entrance, can make it easier for your delivery driver. Include a drop off location for safe contactless delivery as well, like your apartment door, or your building lobby. Your experience will be better, and it was worth the tip as you finally chow down on your favourite local eats.



by Avenue Living Communities