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Home / Resources / The Ultimate Guide to a Profitable 2019 Holiday Season

The Ultimate Guide to a Profitable 2019 Holiday Season

in Retail

This year’s shortened holiday season (the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas) means retailers are losing almost a week’s worth of sales opportunities compared to last year. So there’s no time to waste when it comes to promoting deals, engaging customers, and delivering positive experiences.  Despite the lost days, predictions point to a record year for consumer spending. With that in … Read More

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Home / Resources / How Retailers Can Use Smiota’s Smart Lockers for BOPIS Order Fulfillment

How Retailers Can Use Smiota’s Smart Lockers for BOPIS Order Fulfillment

in Installations, Package Management Systems, Retail

E-commerce continues to grow, shipping is faster than ever before. Plus, shoppers are comfortable using their phones for everything from product research to purchasing to order tracking. Even so, brick-and-mortars aren’t becoming obsolete — they just need to adapt to the speed and convenience today’s customers expect. Implementing buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) services is the perfect way to … Read More

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Home / Resources / The 2019 Holiday Shopping Forecast

The 2019 Holiday Shopping Forecast

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The holiday shopping season is upon us. While the early birds have already finished their shopping, more than 90% of consumers will buy their gifts in these last two months of the year. And most of those shoppers are planning to spend just as much if not more than last year.  So what shopping trends can retailers expect to see … Read More

Home / Resources / How Enterprise and University Mailrooms Can Use Smiota’s Mailroom Software and Smart Lockers

How Enterprise and University Mailrooms Can Use Smiota’s Mailroom Software and Smart Lockers

in Commercial Building Development, Installations, Mailroom Software, Package Management Systems, Student Housing Management

When mailrooms become backed up and cluttered with packages, it often results in long lines of employees or students waiting to pick up their orders. If they can’t get their items on time and undamaged, it can have a negative impact on their productivity in the office or classroom. Smiota has the perfect solution for tidying up mailrooms and getting … Read More

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Home / Resources / The Top Student Housing Trends of 2019

The Top Student Housing Trends of 2019

in Multifamily Building Development, Student Housing Management

Student housing is often the birthplace of real estate trends inspired by the youngest generations. For many students, it’s their first time living on their own and a chance to figure out what they want from their living arrangements. As universities welcome Gen Z, student housing is shifting to meet the unique needs of its new tenants. These students (and … Read More

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Home / Resources / Here’s Why Successful Property Managers Treat Their Tenants Like Customers

Here’s Why Successful Property Managers Treat Their Tenants Like Customers

in Multifamily Property Management

Brands are becoming experts at engaging and pleasing their customers. It’s faster and easier than ever before to find exactly what you’re looking for, complete a purchase, receive orders, and contact customer service.  Renting an apartment is more of a commitment and investment than purchasing a product from a store, but the experiences have a lot in common. And to … Read More

Home / Resources / The 5 Most Profitable Cities for Multifamily Investors

The 5 Most Profitable Cities for Multifamily Investors

in Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management

Now is the time to invest in multifamily housing. About 37% of American citizens rent their homes, and 42% of them live in properties with five or more units. So where can multifamily investors expect the greatest gains?  Out of the 40 most populous metro areas, the five cities below currently have the top performing residential markets. This lineup comes … Read More

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