I got an email about an electronic locker system called Package Concierge that is installed at apartment and condo buildings to manage, track and secure packages and other mail delivered to buildings. That seemed interesting to me, so I asked more about it. The folks at the Allegro on 14th Street, where it's installed, answered a few questions.
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Package Concierge, developer of a digital package locker solution for multifamily and student housing, announced it will soon allow apartment residents to send and return packages through their Package Concierge system.
A growing number of companies, including the Medfield startup Package Concierge, are seeking to outfit apartment buildings with banks of high-tech lockers that can serve as a mail drop for packages.
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Management personnel needed a better system to manage and log packages for their hundreds of units. Residents needed a more convenient process for package notifications and pick-ups. Fortunately, a solution emerged in 2012 with the launch of Package Concierge, makers of innovative digital package locker systems.
One Hoboken apartment building, Observer Park on Garden Street, has already made the switch. The building's management now uses Package Concierge, a manufacturer of e-locker kiosks marketed towards the apartment industry.
With online ordering being the norm these days – getting packages delivered in Hoboken is usually okay. But there comes a time, especially in multi-unit apartment complexes where it causes a problem. The main issue is package theft – which happens more frequently than reported.
By Andie Lowenstein, Associate Editor 2014 was a year of futuristic concepts for the parcel industry which sparked a public debate about the practicality of drone delivery. The cyber shopping season noted record-breaking package volumes due to shoppers using mobile devices during retail excursions, free shipping, parcel tracking, and enhanced services
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With the continued growth of e-commerce, it's easy to see why they are having a difficult time keeping up with it all.
Almost half a million U.S. businesses will die this year. But it doesn't have to be your company, at least if you mitigate the pitfalls that commonly trip young companies. That's according to serial entrepreneur Georgianna W. Oliver, CEO of package locker system company Package Concierge, who says the many mistakes she made prior to the success she's having with her current startup qualify her to give advice on the subject. Here are the mistakes she says companies about to fail most commonly make.
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Internet retail sales in the United States are through the roof as online shoppers are projected to spend $279 billion this year, almost 20 percent increase since 2010. While the convenience of online shopping is a great benefit, package volume is taking a toll on the property management business as staff is tasked with handling, individually logging, sorting, storing and distributing packages every single day.
Retrieving packages can often seem like an inconvenient task, especially if one is not able to pick them up during specific mail center hours or is forced to travel across a college campus during treacherous weather conditions. Local startup Package Concierge Inc. is working to solve these problems. The company sells modern steel locker systems to property managers where carriers such as UPS and USPS can seamlessly deliver tenants’ packages and ensure that they are secure for pickup.
Medfield-based Package Concierge Inc., a maker of so-called digital lockers for apartment buildings and college dorms, aims to fix that problem. The startup recently raised $1.3 million in equity funding, according to a recently regulatory filing.
Package Concierge, developer of a package locker solution for apartments and student housing communities, today announced that Jack Cady has joined the company as vice president of sales.
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Since college, Georgianna W. Oliver has been turning problems into opportunities by building businesses that provide solutions. She’s sold two companies and is using her expertise in property management to develop a package locker solution for apartment and student housing communities. Package Concierge is taking advantage of the $482.6 billion ecommerce industry in North America by making it easy for mailed packages to be delivered and picked up by residents. Oliver shared her secrets for success with me.
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What is one of the biggest inconveniences for urban dwellers? Many say the fear that they won't receive package deliveries. It's a reason why many apartment residents prefer to plug in their work address when asked for shipping information, putting added responsibility on the office mail-room or administrative assistants that deal with that.