We have had a number of deliveries from Yodel in the past few years. For the first delivery, if nobody was home we gave them instructions on where to leave the parcel.
What's impressed us is that they have obviously recorded or remembered these instructions and have done the same with all other parcels we've had from them when we've been out.
Also, the parcel was delivered 2 days before we were expecting it which means our son got his football boots in time for PE today. Brilliant.