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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

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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

Home / Resources / Smiota and Sanmina Partner to Deliver Innovative Smart Locker Solutions to “Secure LASTYARD with TRUST™”

Smiota and Sanmina Partner to Deliver Innovative Smart Locker Solutions to “Secure LASTYARD with TRUST™”

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Leveraging Sanmina’s strengths in system design and global footprint in manufacturing and fulfillment services with Smiota’s cloud and app based trusted delivery platform. PLEASANTON, CALIF. (PRWEB) MAY 22, 2019 Smiota, a leading provider of state-of-the-art, open software for Smart locker hardware and a cloud-based agnostic delivery platform, today announced a partnership with Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company to … Read More

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Home / Resources / Crush Your Sales Goals by Implementing These Powerful Retail Trends

Crush Your Sales Goals by Implementing These Powerful Retail Trends

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The e-commerce surge is showing no signs of slowing down, and retailers are challenged to keep up. Online shopping may increase the total number of sales, but with customers being less inclined to pay for shipping and with risks like package damage and theft, it can actually strain profit margins. Fortunately, there are some trending ways to boost profitability while … Read More

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Home / Resources / Common Reasons for Delivery Delays and Failures

Common Reasons for Delivery Delays and Failures

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Customers want near-instant deliveries from retailers. In fact, 70% would pay extra for options like one-hour or same-day delivery. This need for speed puts retailers under a lot of pressure. Once a customer places an order, it’s a race against the clock to process the transaction, check the inventory, pack the box, ship off the order, and hopefully, the items … Read More

Home / Resources / Completing the Chain of Custody with Smiota Package Lockers

Completing the Chain of Custody with Smiota Package Lockers

in Package Management Systems, Package Theft

In 2019, 1.92 billion people worldwide are expected to buy online — that’s roughly 25% of the world’s population. And many of those consumers constantly check their phones waiting for the “out for delivery” status to become “delivered.” It’s not just because of the anticipation, though —  package theft is a growing threat, and no one wants to be the … Read More