Home / Resources / Make Takeout Ordering Simple and Contact-Free With Smart Lockers

Make Takeout Ordering Simple and Contact-Free With Smart Lockers

in Retail

A variety of businesses can take advantage of smart lockers in this increasingly contactless world, including restaurants.  Eateries continue to promote pickup and delivery options, even when their dining areas are open, in an effort to minimize person-to-person interactions. Package lockers contribute to this cause by organizing and streamlining order transactions in a way that keeps customers and employees safe.  … Read More

Home / Resources / Implementing Contactless Library Book Checkouts and Returns

Implementing Contactless Library Book Checkouts and Returns

in Package Management Systems

Libraries are an integral part of every community, serving as trusted sources of information, resources, and services. Unfortunately, recent times have forced libraries around the world to temporarily close their doors. But people need libraries now more than ever. People are searching for training opportunities, technology, or just some good books to read, so the number of library cardholders is … Read More

Home / Resources / Must-Have Multifamily Amenities for the New Normal

Must-Have Multifamily Amenities for the New Normal

in Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management

Times have certainly changed, and some multifamily residents are shying away from shared amenities in favor of those that promote health, safety, and social distancing.  Here are a few of the most in-demand apartment amenities that are helping renters adjust to the new normal. Virtual amenities It could be a while before popular apartment amenities like pools, fitness centers, and … Read More

Home / Resources / 5 Office Modifications That Support Social Distancing

5 Office Modifications That Support Social Distancing

in Commercial Building Development, Corporate Facilities Management

As employees start returning to the workplace, they’ll probably notice some changes to their office spaces and business procedures — specifically when it comes to keeping a safe distance from their clients and coworkers. Below are a few ways office buildings can adapt to encourage social distancing and prevent the spread of pathogens. Spaced seating and more barriers To follow … Read More

Home / Resources / 10 Unconventional Ways to Use Package Lockers

10 Unconventional Ways to Use Package Lockers

in Package Management Systems

We’ve written extensively about how package lockers prevent package theft, streamline BOPIS services, and simplify mailroom management. But smart lockers aren’t just for packages and e-commerce orders.  A multitude of businesses and buildings can benefit from smart lockers, even if they’re not using them for package delivery. Let’s take a look at several alternative uses for package lockers you may … Read More

Home / Resources / Ways to Promote Social Distancing When Reopening Your Business

Ways to Promote Social Distancing When Reopening Your Business

in Corporate Facilities Management, Retail

When it comes time to reopen your restaurant or store, it probably won’t look like business as usual. The pandemic has prompted business owners to put some safety precautions in place to prevent the spread of disease. So even though doors are starting to open, practices like stringent sanitation and social distancing aren’t going anywhere. To help retail and dining … Read More

Home / Resources / Prioritize Tenant Safety With Contactless Delivery for Multifamily Buildings

Prioritize Tenant Safety With Contactless Delivery for Multifamily Buildings

in Multifamily Property Management

Faced with uncertain times, multifamily residents are spending more time at home. To minimize their in-store shopping trips, many consumers are buying the bulk of their food, household essentials, and other supplies online.  This is evident by the fact that, as of April 21, e-commerce orders have experienced a 129% year-over-year growth in North America. And UPS delivered 19% more … Read More

Home / Resources / How Smart Lockers Provide More Flexibility for Businesses

How Smart Lockers Provide More Flexibility for Businesses

in Commercial Building Development

Dozens, if not hundreds, of packages come and go from office buildings each day, sometimes more than the mailroom staff and infrastructure can bear. The result is that building resources are constrained by the effort to keep up with incoming and outgoing deliveries. Thankfully, there are ways to overcome the struggle of package management and add more flexibility to commercial … Read More

Home / Resources / Put Safety First with Package Lockers for Businesses

Put Safety First with Package Lockers for Businesses

in Commercial Building Development

Safety is essential to employee engagement and productivity. Those who feel like their workplace is susceptible to dangers aren’t going to feel comfortable being there for eight or more hours a day.  On the other hand, a protected building fosters a more positive atmosphere — employees aren’t worried about their safety or that of their belongings.  Several tools, actions, and … Read More

Home / Resources / Success Story: Saving Staff from Package Pressures

Success Story: Saving Staff from Package Pressures

in Case Studies

The Smiota package automation system saved one company 16 hours a day in mailroom staff time. That amounts to an annual savings of about $76,800.  When you have over 10,000 employees receiving and sending packages on a daily basis, antiquated package management strategies don’t cut it. Manually transporting, scanning, and delivering each package is time-consuming and exhausting for mailroom employees, … Read More