Consumption of goods is inevitable, but it is noticeable that more and more shopping is shifting to the online space. The growth in e-commerce encourages the search for more alternatives for the implementation of supplies. There have been changes in the delivery itself – now people do not want to wait at home or at another address they have specified. They want to receive their goods quickly, but have the option to take 24/7 in a contactless way.
Smart delivery cabinets – a revolution in the world of online ordering
Smart package delivery devices are already known to the public, almost all over the world. They are positioned on almost every corner to serve their customers quickly and efficiently. You can meet them at the metro or public transport stop, in malls, in grocery stores, gas stations, schools, universities, hospitals, etc. In short, couriers can deliver your online order easily and quickly, securely and without your presence.
You will be notified immediately afterwards. that you can unlock the cell through your personal code and pick up your package.
The advantages and disadvantages of using the machine are many, for both parties to the transaction – buyer and trader
- Reduces the burden of door-to-door delivery.
- Thefts from so-called “pirates on the porch” are minimized, such events are not reported if the terminal is used.
- Traffic and CO2 emissions are reduced.
- Fuel and maintenance costs are reduced.
If you are still not convinced that you can offer a better service to your online users, then try them to see for yourself. They are among the innovations in the delivery of parcels and are a “mirror” of traditional mailboxes, with improvements, more features and offer high security. The pallet terminals work with electronic access, have built-in cloud software, intuitive display, are equipped with security cameras and are made of very strong material that is extremely difficult to penetrate.
Package cabinets are a “masterpiece” in technology, but are preferred mainly because of the amenities they offer. In this remote life, the consumer expects to be able to shop easily and quickly online, and his delivery is to be within a few days and be able to pick it up at any time he wants, completely automated. The terminals fully meet these criteria. The end user can open his cell, as well as pay, entirely on the system screen. The access instructions will appear on the touch screen and the box can be opened via QR or SMS code.
The user is looking for options in which to have control over when to take your order and where. He has the right to choose the nearest intelligent system so that it does not take him time to travel and arrive at a specific courier office. Unpleasant situations are often avoided, such as being left behind, misrepresented, or lost.
Parcel delivery terminals are becoming more intelligent
Automated systems are a kind of artificial intelligence. They serve the user personally electronically. For example, autonomous vehicles, which will be sold in combination with a parcel locker, are still unusual and unconventional, but we are soon expected to see something so exciting on the market.
In this way, the following options are provided:
- the ability to deliver parcels without human intervention.
- those loaded with shipments will be able to park in certain delivery areas, while also functioning as stationary lockers.
- they could even provide delivery on Sunday.
- will reduce the fixed cost of renting a locker.
In addition to ordinary cabinets, more and more refrigeration terminals or those with cell heating mode will be produced. Literally, we will probably see them everywhere – even in every residential community. The lockers will look like mailboxes, but with slightly larger sizes to accommodate packages of different volumes. Only, they will remain for retail service.
In order to “lock” in concrete data what we talked about, we can present you a very recent information for the previous year. Globally, Singapore already has approximately 1,000 smart lockers, while China has more than 800,000. In slightly larger European and larger countries, such as Germany, Spain and Portugal, things are even different. There are about 3,700 in Spain, as well as in Portugal, and DHL in Germany has 340,000 lockers. All of them are accessible to the population and serve them.
In addition, there is strong cooperation across Europe between retailers and logistics companies for delivery to parcel terminals. Every day more and more suppliers and new traders appear who want to partner in this way because everyone wins. The business is doing well because the service and consumer experience are improving and retailers are reducing their commercial and other operating costs.
The goal of intelligent delivery systems is to offer an easy and sustainable way for customers to operate their shipments. They already enjoy this option, both for receiving and for returning and sending goods to a certain point. Contactless technology has aroused great interest and will continue to develop in the future without limits.