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

in Package Management Systems

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

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 / Seamlessly Manage Mail and Package Delivery with Smiota Mailroom Software

Seamlessly Manage Mail and Package Delivery with Smiota Mailroom Software

in Package Management Systems

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?

in Package Management Systems

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

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Home / Resources / How Retailers Can Use Smiota’s Smart Lockers for BOPIS Order Fulfillment

How Retailers Can Use Smiota’s Smart Lockers for BOPIS Order Fulfillment

in Installations, Package Management Systems, Retail

E-commerce continues to grow, shipping is faster than ever before. Plus, shoppers are comfortable using their phones for everything from product research to purchasing to order tracking. Even so, brick-and-mortars aren’t becoming obsolete — they just need to adapt to the speed and convenience today’s customers expect. Implementing buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) services is the perfect way to … Read More

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Home / Resources / How Enterprise and University Mailrooms Can Use Smiota’s Mailroom Software and Smart Lockers

How Enterprise and University Mailrooms Can Use Smiota’s Mailroom Software and Smart Lockers

in Commercial Building Development, Installations, Mailroom Software, Package Management Systems, Student Housing Management

When mailrooms become backed up and cluttered with packages, it often results in long lines of employees or students waiting to pick up their orders. If they can’t get their items on time and undamaged, it can have a negative impact on their productivity in the office or classroom. Smiota has the perfect solution for tidying up mailrooms and getting … 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