Package theft and missing packages are widely spoken about in the US. A recent statistic by Fox News revealed that 210 million packages were stolen in the US in the year 2021. Stolen packages get into all time high during holiday season. Come the eve of Christmas, many complain about packages missing from their porch.
Whether the packages get stolen during holiday or not, it creates unexpected stress to everyone involved in the supply chain. From the online retailer to the shipping company, the delivery agent, and the end customer. Everyone gets additional work to do with a single missed package.
For the online retailer and the shipping company, their reputation is majorly at stake. It also means investing additional work hours, added fuel cost, and extra man hours to rectify the damage. The end customer needs to do follow ups, be on the phone or computer to look for refunds, and continuously check if the process got completed.
In today’s busy lives no one has the time to deal with extra tasks. Smart package lockers are one of the solutions in place already in the US. These automated lockers can be used to store the packages. The package owner can use a digital code to open the lockers to access the package. These package lockers are mostly installed in apartment complexes for the easy management of packages.
Another way to bring a solution for the protection of packages from theft is to have out-of-home delivery options. Stowfly facilitates out-of-home delivery option in NYC and other states. It creates last mile infrastructure by adding local shops and stores in the neighborhood to its vast network. These physical stores can utilize their extra unused spaces to safely receive and store packages.
Such facilities can also be called as package receiving services. This can surely solve the trouble of missing packages occurring in NYC and other states. Alongside, the local stores get an additional revenue source to improve their business prospects.