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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. Table of Contents GeneralApplicationsWhat are smart package lockers?Where can I install smart lockers? Does Smiota offer refrigerated and freezer smart lockers? Standard Smart LockersGeneral SpecificationsWhat is the standard smart locker … Read More

Home / Resources / Cutting Down on Shipping Costs in the Age of Free Two-Day Shipping

Cutting Down on Shipping Costs in the Age of Free Two-Day Shipping

in Retail

Call it the Amazon effect. Point the finger at our culture of instant gratification. Whatever your justification, it’s impossible to deny that online shoppers want their orders right now… and at little to no cost to them. But these paramount customer demands can be detrimental pain points for even the most seasoned retailers. Even Amazon, the creator of the prevailing … 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 / Use the Power of BOPIS to Win More In-Store Sales

Use the Power of BOPIS to Win More In-Store Sales

in Retail

BOPIS is good for business in many ways, especially the potential to generate in-store sales. Click and collect “superconsumers,” or people who used BOPIS at least twice in the past 12 months, purchased additional items while making a pickup 41% of the time, each time spending an average of $40. Occasional click and collectors, or those who’ve used BOPIS once … Read More

Home / Resources / 5 Research-Backed Retail Predictions for 2019 (and Beyond)

5 Research-Backed Retail Predictions for 2019 (and Beyond)

in Retail

When it comes to shopping, whether it be for a weekly grocery haul, a spring wardrobe refresh, or the perfect birthday gift, shopper expectations and behaviors are changing rapidly. And as a result, retail as we know (or at least knew) it is undergoing a massive transformation. To succeed in the long run — and not fall victim to the … 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