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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

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

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

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Home / Resources / The Package Theft That Inspired Smiota’s High-Tech Last Yard Solution

The Package Theft That Inspired Smiota’s High-Tech Last Yard Solution

in Package Management Systems, Package Theft

As e-commerce skyrockets, package security is on everyone’s mind. Roughly 1 in 4 people have experienced package theft. Manju Kashi has a package theft story of his own, and the resulting headache inspired him to start Smiota, a company dedicated to securing the last yard of delivery.   Manju’s story About four years ago, Manju was spending about 60% of … Read More

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Home / Resources / We Love These Cities, and So Do Package Thieves

We Love These Cities, and So Do Package Thieves

in Package Management Systems, Package Theft

Heavily-populated areas, particularly wealthy neighborhoods, are perfect targets for package thieves. Crooks often follow delivery trucks from house to house, snatching a bagful of boxes from a single street and making it home before you even know something’s missing. Safewise recently published a report that reveals the metro areas porch pirates love the most. San Francisco tops the list overall … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smart Package Lockers: Hassle-Free Delivery for Multifamily Buildings, Corporate Offices, Retail Stores, and More

Smart Package Lockers: Hassle-Free Delivery for Multifamily Buildings, Corporate Offices, Retail Stores, and More

in Mailroom Software, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems

Originally published in November, 2017. Does any of this sound familiar? You’re a property manager. Every day, boxes from Amazon, meal kits, grocery deliveries, and other packages flood your front office. Your staff spends hours logging deliveries and notifying residents their items have arrived. Residents complain that they can’t pick up their deliveries outside of regular office hours. You run … Read More

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Home / Resources / 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft

6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft

in Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems

Originally published in January, 2018. Thieves have a new favorite place to shop – your front door. The convenience of online ordering and free shipping offers keep the packages piling up on porches everywhere. Even if you’ve never had a package stolen before, the risk of falling victim to “porch pirates” continues to increase. Here are six reasons to take … Read More

Home / Resources / The Ultimate Guide to Smiota Smart Lockers

The Ultimate Guide to Smiota Smart Lockers

in Package Management Systems

Like with any cutting-edge technology, the topic of smart lockers opens the door for plenty of questions. In this guide, we’ve aimed to answer all of your inquiries and more. General Applications What are smart package lockers? Smart lockers automate package pickup and drop off in residential, university, corporate, and retail facilities. Standard package lockers can accommodate items of all … Read More

Home / Resources / Unbeatable Benefits of Smart Package Lockers for Retail Stores

Unbeatable Benefits of Smart Package Lockers for Retail Stores

in Package Management Systems, Retail

There are endless retail trends to experiment with these days, but improving your BOPIS system with smart lockers is a no-brainer. Smart lockers are practical and easy to use, offering unmatched convenience for retailers and shoppers. Unbeatable Benefits of Smart Package Lockers for Retail Stores   Increase foot traffic Smart lockers can drive in-store foot traffic. Take Whole Foods as … Read More