We all know that today’s college students grew up with technology at their fingertips so it should come as no surprise that they’re one of the largest groups of online shoppers.
In fact, online shopping ranks as one of the top activities for college students with nearly 50% of them making an online purchase within the last 30 days. According to a report by O’Donnell and Associates, LL, college students spend more money online than any other demographic group. Additionally, SheerID reports that online shopping among college students is increasing by 13% YOY.
For college students who live on-campus and don’t have access to a car, online shopping for everything from groceries to clothing to electronics is their go-to method. However, this boom in online shopping is causing package management nightmares for college dorms and Resident Assistants (RA’s) nationwide. They are struggling to find adequate time and space needed to properly manage the growing avalanche of student packages and deliveries.
In fact, RA’s and administrative staff spend hours each day accepting, signing for, sorting and routing packages and deliveries for students. This ends up being extremely time-consuming for university staff and is ultimately an inefficient use of resources. Moreover, students become easily frustrated if their package is lost in the mail or misplaced and they dislike the inconvenience of having to pick up their deliveries during office hours only.
That is why Parcel Pending offers customizable indoor, outdoor and refrigerated parcel lockers for universities. The way Parcel Pending works is actually a simple process. When a package arrives, it’s placed into a secure Parcel Pending locker. The student is then notified by text and/or email with a passcode to use when retrieving the package(s) privately and safely at any time.
Our locker systems help to simplify the package delivery process for university staff, students and couriers alike. Our lockers allow couriers to make secure mail deliveries, and students to pick-up their packages any time of the day without having to bother their RAs. We also provide customizable package lockers so that universities can accentuate their school colors or mascots.
Online shopping is here to stay and universities need to consider a package management solution like Parcel Pending to help alleviate their package problems and improve the package delivery experience for students.