Home / Resources / Implementing Contactless Library Book Checkouts and Returns

Implementing Contactless Library Book Checkouts and Returns

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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 / 10 Unconventional Ways to Use Package Lockers

10 Unconventional Ways to Use Package Lockers

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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 / Cut Costs and Stretch Savings with Automated Smart Package Lockers

Cut Costs and Stretch Savings with Automated Smart Package Lockers

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Ten years ago, a simple mailroom was enough to handle incoming packages. But e-commerce has grown exponentially since then, driving package volumes to levels beyond the capacity of traditional mailrooms.  Receiving, logging, sorting, and distributing all those packages requires significant space and staff time. For buildings that don’t have dedicated mailroom staff, that could mean that property administrators are constantly … Read More

Home / Resources / Smart Lockers Provide Safe, Contactless Delivery to Help Stop the Spread of Pathogens

Smart Lockers Provide Safe, Contactless Delivery to Help Stop the Spread of Pathogens

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E-commerce offers consumers a major advantage — it saves shoppers a trip to the store. However, without a means to reduce person-to-person contact and interaction with contaminated surfaces, package deliveries still come with some risks. That’s where smart package lockers come in. Smart lockers offer a no-contact solution that minimizes recipient, mailroom staff, and courier exposure to pathogens and allows … 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

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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 / Seamlessly Manage Mail and Package Delivery with Smiota Mailroom Software

Seamlessly Manage Mail and Package Delivery with Smiota Mailroom Software

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The daily flood of mail and packages can overwhelm mailrooms and staff, resulting in misplaced, damaged, or stolen deliveries. And that, of course, leads to dissatisfied tenants.  Even if your property doesn’t have the space for package lockers, there’s still a way to organize your mailroom operations — implementing Smiota Mailroom Software. With this tool at their fingertips, mailroom staff … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smiota’s Top 10 Articles of 2019

Smiota’s Top 10 Articles of 2019

in Commercial Building Development, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Package Theft, Retail

This past year, we’ve covered everything from package theft to buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) as we delved into why package lockers are a leading solution for retailers, businesses, and property managers. To help you catch up with the headlines, here are our ten most-read articles from 2019. #1. 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft E-commerce growth has resulted … Read More

Home / Resources / How Building Guests Can Use Smiota’s Smart Lockers for Package Delivery & Securing Personal Items

How Building Guests Can Use Smiota’s Smart Lockers for Package Delivery & Securing Personal Items

in Package Management Systems

Occasionally, the need may arise for visitors of your business or building to use Smiota’s package lockers. They may be looking for a safe place to drop off deliveries or a means of temporarily securing personal items.  Rather than entering these visitors into the system, they can simply register as guest users and gain temporary access to the lockers. And … Read More

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Home / Resources / Could Smart Lockers Solve the Package Problem for Your Building or Business?

Could Smart Lockers Solve the Package Problem for Your Building or Business?

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Whether you’re dealing with a multifamily property or managing a business, you’ve probably noticed how the rise of online shopping has dramatically transformed day-to-day operations. Plans that worked for mail management a decade ago are no match for the avalanche of packages coming in today.  If your staff is getting overwhelmed with the package burden and your tenants seem disappointed … Read More