Home / Resources / How Gen Z is Transforming Student Housing

How Gen Z is Transforming Student Housing

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Generation Z is officially college-bound, and they could soon become the generation with the most college graduates. By 2020, this highly-educated cohort will make up 40% of American consumers. So, starting with education and housing, their influence is changing the world as we know it. And property managers may have to overcome some challenges to support them.    Born between the … Read More

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Home / Resources / Using BOPIS to Build and Maintain an Accurate, Efficient Inventory Tracking System

Using BOPIS to Build and Maintain an Accurate, Efficient Inventory Tracking System

in Retail

Buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and inventory management go hand-in-hand. An accurate inventory is the key to a seamless, omnichannel shopping experience. And without it, BOPIS can’t succeed. In fact, 66% of retailers cite inventory inaccuracies as a cause for inconsistent BOPIS order fulfillment.  For retailers hoping to improve their inventory management, offering in-store pickup doesn’t have to … Read More

Home / Resources / Success Story: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Success Story: University of Nevada Las Vegas

in Installations, Package Management Systems, Student Housing Management

Originally published December 20, 2017. When’s the last time you were able to give your student workers an immediate raise? That’s exactly what happened at the University of Nevada Las Vegas after they installed Smiota’s package delivery system in their residence halls. Streamlining their package management system doesn’t just save UNLV money. It saves their residence hall staff time, too, … Read More

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Home / Resources / What’s the Buzz About BOPIS?

What’s the Buzz About BOPIS?

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According to the numbers, more e-commerce shoppers these days are getting their orders through buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS). Globally, more than 80% of internet users reported using in-store pickup for online orders last year — that’s 30% more than in 2017.  Superconsumers use the service up to eight or more times a year and spend an average … Read More

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

Will E-Commerce Ever Stop Growing?

in Retail

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

in Retail

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

in Package Management Systems

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