Possibly a one off. I tend to find that the card in the door [even though I am in most of the time]means a telephone call to arrange another delivery. Use to be able to collect from the local collection office, not any more due to that closing down.
I have an arrangement with various courier firms, and the Royal Mail[sometimes] regarding an alternative local drop-off point. For some unknown reason Parcel Force seem to not prefare this method, hence a 24/48 hour delay in actually receiving the item.