Home / Resources / COVID-19 Update From Smiota

COVID-19 Update From Smiota

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First and foremost, I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe during this difficult time. The Smiota team is closely monitoring news about the global spread of COVID-19, and we realize the impact the pandemic is having on everyone’s daily lives. Now more than ever, it’s important to receive the support you need from the brands you … Read More

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Home / Resources / We Love These Cities, and So Do Package Thieves

We Love These Cities, and So Do Package Thieves

in Package Management Systems, Package Theft

Updated March 19, 2020. Originally published March 11, 2019.  Heavily-populated areas, particularly wealthy neighborhoods, are perfect targets for package thieves. Crooks often follow delivery trucks from house to house, snatching a bagful of boxes from a single street and making it home before you even know something’s missing.  Safewise recently published a report that reveals the metro areas porch pirates … Read More

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Home / Resources / 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft

6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft

in Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems

Originally published in January 2018.  Thieves have a new favorite place to shop – your front door. The convenience of online ordering and fast, free shipping keep the packages piling up on porches everywhere.  Even if you’ve never had a package stolen before, the risk of falling victim to “porch pirates” continues to increase. Here are six reasons to take … Read More

Home / Resources / How Gen Z is Transforming Student Housing

How Gen Z is Transforming Student Housing

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Generation Z is officially college-bound, and they could soon become the generation with the most college graduates. By 2020, this highly-educated cohort will make up 40% of American consumers. So, starting with education and housing, their influence is changing the world as we know it. And property managers may have to overcome some challenges to support them.    Born between the … Read More

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Home / Resources / Using BOPIS to Build and Maintain an Accurate, Efficient Inventory Tracking System

Using BOPIS to Build and Maintain an Accurate, Efficient Inventory Tracking System

in Retail

Buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and inventory management go hand-in-hand. An accurate inventory is the key to a seamless, omnichannel shopping experience. And without it, BOPIS can’t succeed. In fact, 66% of retailers cite inventory inaccuracies as a cause for inconsistent BOPIS order fulfillment.  For retailers hoping to improve their inventory management, offering in-store pickup doesn’t have to … Read More

Home / Resources / Success Story: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Success Story: University of Nevada Las Vegas

in Installations, Package Management Systems, Student Housing Management

Originally published December 20, 2017. When’s the last time you were able to give your student workers an immediate raise? That’s exactly what happened at the University of Nevada Las Vegas after they installed Smiota’s package delivery system in their residence halls. Streamlining their package management system doesn’t just save UNLV money. It saves their residence hall staff time, too, … Read More

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Home / Resources / What’s the Buzz About BOPIS?

What’s the Buzz About BOPIS?

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According to the numbers, more e-commerce shoppers these days are getting their orders through buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS). Globally, more than 80% of internet users reported using in-store pickup for online orders last year — that’s 30% more than in 2017.  Superconsumers use the service up to eight or more times a year and spend an average … Read More

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Home / Resources / The Technology Behind Smiota’s Smart Package Lockers

The Technology Behind Smiota’s Smart Package Lockers

in Package Management Systems

At Smiota, we make last-mile delivery look easy. Whether you’re managing a multifamily or commercial property, retail store, or student housing development, with Smiota smart lockers, picking up or dropping off a package takes just seconds. And if tenants or customers can’t retrieve their items right away, you can rest assured that parcels safe until they do.  To keep the … Read More

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Home / Resources / Stop Stolen Packages Without Checking “Signature Required”

Stop Stolen Packages Without Checking “Signature Required”

in Package Management Systems, Package Theft

Historically, the holidays have been the biggest draw for package theft. But year-round deals, online shopping sprees, and the overall increase in e-commerce activity have made every day a good day for porch pirates.  More than 40% of Americans receive packages three to five times a month, and over 20% have packages delivered six or more times a month. That … Read More

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Home / Resources / Strange and Surprising Stories of Package Theft

Strange and Surprising Stories of Package Theft

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With millions of online orders delivered each day, package theft is becoming an increasingly common occurrence. Over a third of Americans have fallen victim to porch pirates or know someone who has. For younger generations (age 18 to 34), that percentage jumps to 45%.  While surveillance cameras do little to prevent robberies, they capture video evidence to help police and … Read More