Parcel delivery volume has nearly doubled (48 percent) over the past two years due in large part to the boom in online shopping. In fact, PWC estimates the number of packages delivered annually will rise to 16 billion by 2020, up from 11 billion in 2018.
As package deliveries continue to rise so too do the types of delivery locations. Today’s consumers are having their online purchases delivered not only to their residences but also to their workplaces.
Commercial property owners and developers must strategically plan for continued package growth among their tenants or they risk putting themselves at a serious competitive disadvantage. Why? Because as more and more employees have their online purchases delivered to their offices it creates a tremendous burden on property managers, mailroom staff and office managers.
That is why commercial property owners and developers should invest in electronic parcel lockers, like those offered by Parcel Pending, to ease the burden of package management. Our lockers offer a quick, easy and convenient way for tenants to retrieve their packages without property owners having to accept, sign for, sort or deliver each package.
Top Benefits of Lockers for Commercial Properties:
- Faster Delivery at a Lower Cost.
Prior to smart lockers, most commercial building mailroom staff would have to go door-to-door or desk-to-desk to deliver their tenants’ packages. This process was made even more cumbersome if the company required a recipient signature to prove delivery. Often times, staff would have to return again and again to ensure that the right person received the correct package. Instead of it potentially taking hours to deliver one single package, parcel lockers reduce delivery times to mere minutes.
Parcel Pending simplifies the package delivery process by taking care of logging, retrieving, and distributing packages quickly and effectively with little to no involvement from office staff. With Parcel Pending’s commercial solutions, couriers and staff can securely deliver packages to our parcel boxes.
The way it works is simple. Recipients are instantly notified by text or email when they have a delivery. Once the text or email is received, the recipient can pick up their package using the unique combination provided in the notification, or by using our intelligent mobile app. Staff do not need to sign for packages, sort them, or distribute them to recipients—our commercial lockers handle it all.
- Boost Employee Satisfaction.
Employees don’t want to worry about porch pirates or missed deliveries. That is why many are now sending their packages to their workplace. They want and expect their packages to be safely and securely delivered to their workplace. Our lockers ensure an immediate and successful delivery the first time-around even when employees are out of the office or away from their desks.
- Eliminate liability.
Parcel Pending commercial lockers take care of receiving, logging, tracking, and distributing packages quickly and effectively with little to no involvement from office staff. Every package delivered into a Parcel Pending locker is now the responsibility of Parcel Pending so that corporate campuses and commercial mailrooms are relieved of all responsibilities and liabilities.
- Simple, secure package management.
Recipients are instantly notified when they have a delivery by text or email. Once received, the recipient can pick up the package using the unique code provided in the notification, or by using our intelligent mobile app. Staff do not need to sign for packages, sort them, or distribute them to recipients—our commercial lockers handle it all. Security cameras are also available to identify who is delivering and picking up the packages.
Interested in learning more about our commercial locker solutions? Contact us today at 844-312-9101.