For the first time, consumers are purchasing more of their goods online than in stores. According to a survey by UPS analytics, 51% of all purchases are conducted online. More so, Pew Research reports that 8 out of every 10 Americans are now shopping online and 62% are making purchases online every week.
With the increase in online shopping, and mounting concerns associated with porch pirates and package theft, it’s becoming extremely common for consumers to ship their packages directly to their place of work.
As a result, personal employee packages are cluttering mailrooms at corporations of all sizes across the nation. These bulky packages are taking up valuable space, wasting valuable staff time and sometimes getting lost in the process. To combat the inevitable growth of employees shipping their personal packages to work, commercial property managers must seek reliable solutions that are efficient, secure, and customizable.
That is why companies like Goodman Real Estate are providing parcel lockers for their employees. They understand that online purchases are extremely common and want to make it convenient for their employees to manage their packages while at work. Parcel lockers make it safe, secure, fast and easy for consumers to retrieve their packages while at work.
In addition to employees, parcel lockers also benefit employers as many lack adequate space and time needed to properly manage the influx of employee deliveries. This often results in disorganized and cluttered mailrooms. Parcel lockers simplify the package delivery process and save time and administrative costs for companies.
Parcel lockers offer security
Parcel Pending commercial parcel lockers, for example, take 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. Documents can also be effectively and securely inter-mailed to colleagues and supervisors.
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 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.
Administrators of the systems can reset jammed doors, troubleshoot, and deliver orders from DoorDash, Postmates, Uber Eats, etc.
Every person who interacts with the smart lockers are identified through their access code. Therefore, there is transparency every step of the way. Enhanced security, a signature required option, delivery and camera log can guarantee staff, recipients, and couriers a peace of mind.
Increase operational efficiency
Smart lockers can simplify the distributing and receiving process and save time and administrative costs for your staff. Parcel Pending customers report that receiving, storing and facilitating the delivery of just 15 packages amounts to up to an hour of staff time.
With Parcel Pending lockers, in a matter of seconds, an associate or courier enters in their access code and then the recipient’s name, phone number, or tracking number, chooses the appropriate size locker, and closes the door. Smart lockers can save on average between two to four hours every day. Considering that, and information from Salary.com, the savings can be as high as $1,200 per week. For mailrooms that turnover a greater number of package deliveries, the savings in time and costs are significantly higher.
There are many uses for parcel lockers. Assets and documents can be effectively and securely inter-mailed between colleagues and supervisors throughout the building. Property managers can distribute items such as keys and valuables using their own access code. Parcel Pending’s smart locker solutions facilitate the security, notification, and retrieval for happier users.