Parcel lockershave become more common in public spaces for package pick up and delivery.
Now you can provide the same secure, centralized, trackable, contact-freepackage pick up experience in your workplace for your employees, customers and guests.
Curious to learn more about parcel lockers and how they work?
What Is a Parcel Locker?
A parcel locker is a stand-up locker storage device used to securely store packages upon delivery until the designated recipient canretrieve them.
Many businesses and organizations where individuals need to pick up packages at varying times find parcel lockers useful, particularly for employees who are constantly in and out of a centralizedlocation orworking remotely. While industries commonly interested in parcel lockers include apartment buildings, condominiums, schools, colleges and retail stores, parcel lockers can be a useful addition to any office environment.
Four Reasons Businesses Turn to Parcel Lockers for Package Distribution
Parcel lockers provide the following benefits to improve delivery and pick up procedures:
1. Secure Package Storage
Upon delivery, the package is placed securely inside one of the storage lockers, and the recipient receives a code via text message or email. Theycan input that code upon pick up to retrieve their package. This secure delivery system provides theft protection, because only the recipient has access to their package after it is delivered.
2. Centralized Location
Too many organizations waste time on hand-delivering packages to recipients. What if the recipient isn't available? Whose job is it to make sure the package is looked after? Save costs and hassle by centralizing package delivery and pick up at one location while providing 24/7 access. Someone arriving beforeor after mailroom hours is free to retrieve their package on their own time, without having to engage another person for assistance.
3. Track Package Placement
Track all your incoming packages: when they arrive and when they’re picked up by their intended recipient. Rely on the parcel locker logs to monitor and ensure packages are reaching their intended recipients. No more clutter as forgotten packages pile up, and no more lost packages.
4. Contact-Free Pick Up
The delivery person can interact with the parcel locker interface without needing to involve staff members. Package recipients can experience a no-contact pick up by entering their unique code on the locker's kiosk screen or on their mobile device to unlock the locker storing their package. This allows everyone to maintain social distancing and also allows for the convenience of after-hours pick up.
HowDoes a Parcel Locker Work?
When a delivery person scansthe package intothe parcel locker's softwareinterface, they then enter the recipient's name. This causes two things to happen. One, a locker opens where the package can be stored securely until pick up. Two, the recipient entered by the delivery person receives a notification via email or text with a unique code. That code can be used to unlock the locker containing their package upon arrival. Delivery and pick up times are logged in the parcel locker's software system.
The lockers come in assorted arrangements, with combinations of small, medium, large and extra-large compartments, so any organization can customize the locker configuration to sizes needed for their industry.
Loffler’s non-commissioned consultants can help you determine the right-sized solution for your mailing needs. We have chosen to partner with FP Mailing Solutions to offer the most innovative and advanced technology in themailingindustry, backed up by the Loffler service organization that you can trust for uptime and support as well as timely and accurate invoicing.
Scott Anderson is the Solutions Manager for Loffler Management Solutions (LMS) at Loffler Companies and has been part of the Loffler management team since 2013. He specializes in mailing, finishing and back-file scanning solutions and thrives on finding the ways to integrate his ideas with clients' needs. In his spare time, Scott loves to travel with his wife and daughter, golf and cheer on the Minnesota Vikings.
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