Online shopping has become more popular, which means more people are getting packages delivered.
A new poll commissioned by Pemco Insurance said more than half of respondents believe they’ve had at least one package stolen off their porch.
The poll showed one in four people admitted that even though they have gotten their packages stolen, they don’t do anything to ensure they get their packages safely.
A La Carte Home Furniture in Santa Maria said it is letting people get their packages delivered for free to their store.
Anyone wishing to get their package delivered should call the business first for instructions, and then they will hold the package safely in their store.
“One customer it was ornaments that he had made from his childhood that his mom sent him,” A La Carte Owner Donna Wilson said. “Once I heard that story you can’t replace that so I thought what can I do to help this is the best thing I could think of doing is accepting packages for people.”
A La Carte is opened from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
They accept deliveries from UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.