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The holidays mean one thing is on every property manager’s mind: managing the package delivery chaos. UPS alone estimated it delivered 800 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2018 and that number is sure to rise this year. Package Concierge, the trusted provider of automated locker solutions, is sharing tips to help the multi-family housing industry make the most of the upcoming holiday season.
“It is easy to feel overwhelmed by holiday package management, but with a little advanced planning and the addition of the ever-increasing available property technology, managers can face the busy season head-on,” said Georgianna W. Oliver, founder of Package Concierge.
Online shopping has been heralded as the ultimate modern-day convenience, but in at least one respect, it can be anything but. Packages get stolen, boxes pile up in the rain and many residential buildings – particularly those built back when people actually had to go to a store to shop – are running out of room for the never-ending barrage of deliveries.
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Georgianna Oliver, the chief executive and founder of Package Concierge, a self-serve locker solution designed to automate the delivery of packages, said the biggest issue her customer base of apartment buildings in New York City faced was space constraint. “There’s nowhere for all the packages,” she said. In most cases, a hallway is the chosen spot for the locker system.
Autumn may only just be getting started, but soon enough, holiday gifting will be on everyone’s minds. That means one thing for property managers: package delivery commotion. The 2019 season will be shorter than years past, and that means more boxes per day to deal with in mailrooms, hallways and lobbies around the world. If you want to get ahead of the madness needs to begin now.
Due to tremendous growth in e-commerce, the demand for package management solutions for deliveries has grown, as well. UPS alone estimated it delivered 800 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2018, with property managers reporting an average of 80 packages per day. Things are not slowing down any time soon, either. Package Concierge, a provider of self-service package locker systems, experienced an 18% increase in transactions year over year for the 2018 holiday season and expectations for this year look to follow suit.
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Today, Package Concierge®, the trusted provider of automated locker solutions, is revealing its property playbook to help the multi-family housing industry make the most of the upcoming holiday season, and everything that comes with it. UPS alone estimated it delivered 800 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2018 - and Package Concierge processed more than three million transactions during the season (half a million in just one week in December) last year.
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