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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

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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

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Home / Resources / Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2018

Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2018

in Commercial Building Development, Mailroom Software, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Retail, Student Housing Management

From package theft to apartment amenities and buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS), we covered loads of topics in our posts last year. If you missed some of the headlines, don’t worry — we put together a quick highlight reel for you. Below are the five most-read articles from 2018. #1 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft The proof … Read More

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Home / Resources / Deliveries to Your Multifamily Building Bogging You Down? Try Smiota’s Package Management Systems

Deliveries to Your Multifamily Building Bogging You Down? Try Smiota’s Package Management Systems

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Boxes large, small, and everywhere in between are taking over lobbies and mailrooms in multifamily buildings across the country. The reason is simple — the vast majority of Americans (81%) shop online because it’s convenient and affordable. However, since online shopping is a relatively new convenience, it’s putting a strain on property managers who don’t have the technology and infrastructure … Read More

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Home / Resources / Visit Smiota at Apartmentalize 2018 in San Diego — Booth #2345

Visit Smiota at Apartmentalize 2018 in San Diego — Booth #2345

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If you’re in the multifamily industry, you’re not going to want to miss Apartmentalize, a premier event powered by the National Apartment Association. The event takes place June 13-16, 2018. The Apartmentalize Event This year, the Apartmentalize schedule is packed to the brim with learning sessions on everything from marketing to technology and human resources. Plus, there will be ample … Read More

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Home / Resources / Package Lockers: The Perfect Remedy to Soothe Last-Mile Growing Pains

Package Lockers: The Perfect Remedy to Soothe Last-Mile Growing Pains

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Last-mile delivery, or the transport of parcels from a hub to its final destination, is going through some growing pains. The process seems simple enough on a surface level: a courier drops off a package, and a recipient picks it up. However, challenges are arising because package delivery volume is swelling at an alarming rate. Globally, UPS delivered 5.1 billion … Read More

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Home / Resources / Ring Acquisition by Amazon: It’s About Managing the ‘Last Yard’ of Delivery

Ring Acquisition by Amazon: It’s About Managing the ‘Last Yard’ of Delivery

in Package Management Systems

If you’re up to speed on tech news, you probably already know that Amazon recently purchased security company Ring. Ring is best known for its video doorbell system that allows homeowners to monitor their porches in real time. The acquisition might leave you scratching your head — what does Amazon want with a home security company? But purchasing Ring actually … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smiota vs. Parcel Pending vs. Luxer One vs. Others: Which Package Locker System is Your Best Fit?

Smiota vs. Parcel Pending vs. Luxer One vs. Others: Which Package Locker System is Your Best Fit?

in Package Management Systems

We believe in making your job easier — that is, of course, what our package lockers aim to do. However, the shopping process isn’t always easy. So, we put together this analysis of the major package locker systems out there: Smiota, Parcel Pending, Luxer One, and other competitors. Before reading on, know that we’re not going to focus on price … Read More

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Home / Resources / 7 Things to Look for in a Package Management System

7 Things to Look for in a Package Management System

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You’ve decided to automate your package delivery to handle your mailroom chaos. Excellent choice. Now it’s time to choose which system is right for you. You’ll probably be meeting with several sales reps, so we put together this article as a quick read on some things to look for as you learn about the different package management systems available. Take … Read More