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Home / Resources / Will E-Commerce Ever Stop Growing?

Will E-Commerce Ever Stop Growing?

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E-commerce has completely transformed the way we shop. With mobile apps and websites, we can easily buy the things we need (or want) from anywhere, at any time. When our hands get tied, we can ask Alexa or Google to order for us. And, for the most part, we can count on those orders to be at our door within … Read More

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Home / Resources / BOPIS Is Growing, and so Is Its Potential

BOPIS Is Growing, and so Is Its Potential

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You’ve probably already heard of buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and its implications for the retail industry. Though the idea of ordering items online and picking them up in the store isn’t exactly “new” anymore, BOPIS is evolving alongside emerging trends and technology. Here’s a closer look at why BOPIS is a proven sales-booster for retailers, and what … Read More

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Home / Resources / The Technology Behind Smiota’s Smart Package Lockers

The Technology Behind Smiota’s Smart Package Lockers

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At Smiota, we make last-mile delivery look easy. Whether you’re managing a multifamily or commercial property, retail store, or student housing development, with Smiota smart lockers, picking up or dropping off a package takes just seconds. And if tenants or customers can’t retrieve their items right away, you can rest assured that parcels safe until they do.  To keep the … Read More

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Home / Resources / Stop Stolen Packages Without Checking “Signature Required”

Stop Stolen Packages Without Checking “Signature Required”

in Package Management Systems, Package Theft

Historically, the holidays have been the biggest draw for package theft. But year-round deals, online shopping sprees, and the overall increase in e-commerce activity have made every day a good day for porch pirates.  More than 40% of Americans receive packages three to five times a month, and over 20% have packages delivered six or more times a month. That … Read More

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Home / Resources / Strange and Surprising Stories of Package Theft

Strange and Surprising Stories of Package Theft

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With millions of online orders delivered each day, package theft is becoming an increasingly common occurrence. Over a third of Americans have fallen victim to porch pirates or know someone who has. For younger generations (age 18 to 34), that percentage jumps to 45%.  While surveillance cameras do little to prevent robberies, they capture video evidence to help police and … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smart Lockers: An Essential Business Partner

Smart Lockers: An Essential Business Partner

in Commercial Building Development

Corporate properties are feeling the burden of the e-commerce boom, with both business and personal deliveries leaving mailrooms drowning in boxes. And the daily package piles will only get higher. Online retail sales for 2025 are predicted to exceed $1 trillion — that’s double 2018’s numbers. Technology is rising to the challenge of solving package management. Now you can prevent … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smiota BOPIS Smart Locker Solution Featured in Forbes

Smiota BOPIS Smart Locker Solution Featured in Forbes

in Corporate News, Retail

This post contains excerpts from an article titled “Three Trends Transforming Stores Into Smart Shopping Hubs” that originally appeared in Forbes on July 12, 2019 Smiota, one of the leading providers of smart lockers and delivery management software, was featured in a recent Forbes article highlighting trends transforming the future of retail. The article cites personalization, technology, and ‘Buy Online … Read More

Home / Resources / Predicting the Package Delivery of the Future

Predicting the Package Delivery of the Future

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Remember the days of catalogs, when you called or mailed in orders just to wait weeks, or even months, for packages to arrive? Well, thanks to e-commerce, those days are long gone.  Online shopping has dramatically transformed the way we order and receive items as well as what we expect from the process. And at the rate e-commerce is evolving, … Read More

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Home / Resources / Support Summer Shopping Fun with These Playful Promotions

Support Summer Shopping Fun with These Playful Promotions

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Warm weather brings a spirit of adventure and freedom. It’s a time for outdoor activities, relaxation, and travel. And just like every seasonal shift, summer comes with its own shopping list. Help your store stand out as a summertime destination with these promotional ideas. Set up (pop-up) shop Have a collection of seasonal items that aren’t getting the attention they … Read More

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Home / Resources / Sway Online Shoppers to Stop by the Store

Sway Online Shoppers to Stop by the Store

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It’s no secret that e-commerce is taking over retail — online sales grew by 16% last year across North America. But even though there’s a lot to love about online shopping, customers haven’t stopped visiting physical stores. Here are some ways you can encourage online buyers to keep shopping offline, too. Differentiate your in-store shopping experience Brick-and-mortar stores still have … Read More