It’s very difficult for small businesses these days to compete with the shipping options that larger companies can offer. Next-day shipping isn’t always readily available in all situations. Shipping is an entirely different beast for up and coming eCommerce businesses to try and handle. It can be expensive and sometimes even unreliable. Electronic parcel lockers can eliminate all of these problems and vastly improve the shipping methods of even the largest online businesses. Here are 5 ways that electronic parcel lockers can improve your business, provided by YS Lockers:
Save On Shipping Costs
One electronic parcel locker system can contain up to 160 units, meaning that many individual orders can all be shipped to the same physical location. This in turn, means that the whole shipping process requires less travel time, less gas, and less manpower. By multiplying the number of shipments which can made in a single day, electronic parcel lockers can automatically make cuts to costs and shipping time of any delivery operation. Many businesses have trouble shipping to so many different locations, which require different methods. Parcel lockers eliminate most, if not all of these potential problems.
Retrieval At Convenience
There aren’t just issues for shippers to deal with, many recipients experience problems when ordering items online too. If they aren’t home when the delivery is made, their package might be left outside of their home. It’s increasingly common for unattended packages to be stolen right off of people’s front yards! Electronic parcel lockers keep items safe and secure until the recipient can retrieve them. They are operable 24/7, so all problems pertaining to safe drop-off are eliminated.
Sometimes, packages get delivered to the wrong person and we have to just hope that they get returned to us. Electronic parcel lockers also eliminate this problem. When an item is shipped, a corresponding code is sent to the recipient via text message or email. When the item arrives, they then enter that code into the locker system in order to access their items. The code is completely unique and only the designated recipient has access to it. The lockers themselves are extraordinarily secure, and don’t even have any keyholes exposed for possible lockpicking. Thus, it is very close to impossible to steal a package from an electronic parcel locker, meaning that the recipient should get what they ordered, quickly, every time.
Eliminates Need For Signatures
The delivery method that comes along with electronic parcel lockers means that the recipient does not need to be present at the time of delivery. You might be wondering how this works in cases where a signature is required at the time of delivery, such as for a high-price item. However, when the access code is sent to the recipient, an electronic log is created, which keeps track of all delivery and receiving times. This serves as an even more reliable form of validation.
Electronic Parcel Lockers by YS Lockers
- YS Locker Parcel Lockers are unrivaled when it comes to sending, collecting, storing, monitoring, and managing parcel items. Their easy-to-use operating system can manage shipping status, sender information, and real-time monitoring, all in the same place.
- Delivery services simply drop off the parcels at a locker unit, and either a text message or an email is automatically sent to the recipient, notifying them that their item is ready for pick-up. The recipient can then pick up their items from the locker by entering their provided password. This kind of system is optimal for both the shipper, who can now deliver multiple parcels to one drop-off location, and for the recipient, who can now receive their items quicker due to shortened shipping time. Ideally, shipping costs are in effect, drastically lowered for shipping companies.
- These Parcel Lockers are perfect for public places such as libraries, schools, office buildings, and residences. They are made of 100mm stainless steel and require both physical and electronic lock combinations, to ensure security. Once again, no one but the intended recipient, who receives their password by either text or email, is able to open the locker. The touch screen kiosk is straightforward and user-friendly. We offer room temperature in three different sizes and refrigerated Parcel Lockers, in a bigger size. Here is a video showing how a large company like Amazon might utilize electronic parcel lockers.
- Locker units are stackable and can be customized in the range of 20-160 units per assembled locker. Thus, no matter what size the allocated space is, the YS Parcel Lockers can fit and be utilized. Ideally, for room temperature lockers, the largest units, which are approximately 17”x17”, sit on the bottom, with the smallest units, which are approximately 5”x17”, sitting directly on top of them. Then, at the top of the arrangement, sits the medium units, which are about 8”x17”. All units are 19.68” deep. Refrigerated lockers are 7.24”x13.39”, with a depth of 15.35”.
Therefore, as one can see, parcels of any size may be delivered to and fit comfortably within a YS Parcel Locker. Our Parcel Lockers are at the forefront of parcel delivery efficiency, as they are setting new standards for delivery time and costs, as well as customer convenience. By allowing multiple (theoretically, up to 160) separate deliveries to be made to one destination, YS Electronic Parcel Lockers are sure to shorten delivery time drastically. Request a YS Parcel Locker station to a public location near you, so that you can experience the future of fast and safe parcel delivery.