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    in or at?

    The transporter will pick up the goods in / at your factory on 04 May.

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    Re: in or at?

    Hi Zoe

    The transporter will pick up the goods at your factory on 04 May.

    Best regards
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    Re: in or at?

    Are there some rules about: in, on, at?

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    Re: in or at?

    NOT A TEACHER.

    I think you could also use "in," but the sentence would then mean that the goods will be picked up inside the factory.

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    Re: in or at?

    Hi Zoe

    I agree with Allen165 that "in" is theoretically possible, but the normal term, in a logistics context, is "at".

    "In" tends to suggest that the delivery vehicle doesn't simply collect the goods from the despatch bay, as normal, but actually physically enters the factory building and picks them up at the "work-face". This would be a very unusual occurrence, and probably only for very large/heavy items. I don't believe your items would fall into this category.

    "At" suggests at [overall] the factory site, rather than just the factory buildings.

    Best regards
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    Re: in or at?

    You could also consider

    The transporter will pick up the goods from your factory on 04 May.
    Rover

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