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Package Concierge makes life easier for residents and workers at Observer Park in Hoboken, N.J.

Observer Park gives residents the ability to enjoy the perks of New York from the perspective of a tree-lined street across the Hudson River. Its 115 units receive an average of 150 packages a week, with that number climbing higher during peak delivery times. With only a small office to store and sort deliveries, the community’s two-person leasing staff dealt with space constraints for package storage and spent too many staff hours receiving, logging, storing and retrieving packages. 

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The Importance of the USPS to Apartment Developers & Leasing Agents

Did you know that according to statistics analyzed by Package Concierge almost 40% of packages are delivered by the United States Postal Service? As the sheer number of packages being delivered to apartments continues to grow, an apartment manager’s relationship with their local Postmaster has become more and more important.

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The Hottest Packages for the Summer of 2014!

The season of lemonade, pool parties and heat waves has arrived! Even though the heat can be hard to beat, summer is a wonderful season because of its ability to bring people together. Neighbors, friends and family spend more time outside and are given the chance to mingle and enjoy the company of others on a sunny day. It’s also the time of year when the focus in people’s shipping needs shifts into fair-weather gear. Here are some popular packages sent out during summer months:

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Online Shopping Trends

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As more retailers move their products to online stores and exclusively online retailers gain popularity, online shopping will only continue to increase. Today, 73% of people do at least half their shopping online (Source: Lab42.com). Why? It’s easier to sit at home and surf the web in your pajamas than going out in public–especially in today’s busy world where everyone is multi-tasking day in and day out.

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Green Spring Cleaning

Whether you like to keep things neat and tidy, or you are the “I’ll get to it later” type, eventually, we all must clean our living space. Let’s face it, apartments big and small get cluttered over the winter. Everyone packs things away, waiting for the good weather to return and when it does–it’s time to clean! But that can be a daunting task especially since it requires using so many chemicals. Chemicals that smell. Chemicals that stain. Chemicals that just aren’t good for you or the environment.

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Keep Luck on Your Side: What Not to Ship

For luck, some people hold onto a four leaf clover, or rub a rabbit’s foot. Others try to keep luck on their side by hanging a horseshoe over their door, or wishing on a star. When it comes to shipping packages, you don’t need to rely on a double-sided coin or a ladybug landing on your nose to ensure your package ships. Create your own luck when sending packages by knowing what not to ship.

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Best Student Housing Amenities

When deciding between schools, many students narrow down their choices based on the amenities across campus and more specifically, in student housing. As universities and colleges tend towards the more tech savvy crowd, the demand from students to stay current continues to grow. Many amenities are chosen by necessity such as televisions or mobile apps, but some are added to keep student housing convenient,  luxurious and enjoyable for the young residents.

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Green Apartment Supplies

Looking for a way to make your apartment not only stylish but environmentally friendly? The amount of recyclable items has steadily grown from a trend and transformed into a staple at stores that sell home decor, office supplies and other items for around the house. What you might have seen tends to be produced from cardboard or not so pleasing to eye, so you may be wondering what options there are out there to green it up a bit while staying fashionable. If you want to make the most of your apartment purchases so they’re eco-friendly, here are some options you might like to considered:

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How to Reuse Package Boxes

With e-commerce sales increasing, having a healthy stash of cardboard packages laying around your house or apartment has become a way of life.  Nearly everything you buy comes in a box and anything you ship through the delivery carriers will be in a box as well. That’s a whole lot of cardboard! Most people open their packages and discard the boxes, so we’ve thought up a few good ways to recycle that material.

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Winter Packages

The busiest week for package delivery is upon us, folks! Hundreds of millions of packages will be shipped in preparation for the upcoming holidays between December 16th and 20th this year. And, let’s not forget that the first official day of winter is not too far away. A new season means new types of seasonal packages. What will you most likely see in a winter package? Here's just a few:

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Holiday Hosting: Apartment Tips

The holidays are upon us! It’s a very exciting time of year when families and friends gather to enjoy each others company over good food. At Package Concierge, it is one of our team’s favorite times of the year! If you are living in an apartment like millions of other Americans, and want to host a gathering this holiday season, you might be wondering how to make it happen. Small kitchen, lots of hungry people and few places to sit? No problem! Here’s how you can enjoy Thanksgiving in your apartment with all the people you love:

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Holiday Package Preparation

Yes, it isn’t even Halloween yet. And yes, you should be thinking about the upcoming holiday season. Especially if you plan to ship gifts to your loved ones across the country or across the world. Given the way the calendar falls this year, the holiday season is compressed by one week. You can thank a late Thanksgiving and early Hanukah for that (Did you know they’re on the same day this year?). With one less weekend to shop for deals, that’s one less weekend to prepare your gift packages.

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