Smart lockers are no longer an innovation, but quite familiar on the market. Their application is widespread, and look higher. In light of numerous studies and examinations of their potential, it is projected to reach $1 billion worldwide in three years.
This is mainly due to the fact that many companies are aware of the incredible opportunity offered by smart self-service lockers. ParcelHive is also considering and investing in continuous improvement to remain one of the market leaders.
Smart parcel cabinets to help all industries
E-commerce is thriving, making it easier for consumers to shop. The realization of profits for business is increasing because they began to offer a better service – the ability to accurately view products, add to the virtual basket, consider and last but not least – fast delivery.
If at the time people were afraid to make online purchases, today they shop en masse. In order to realize a reliable, cheaper and fast delivery of help, the parcel terminals come. They allow precise storage of all kinds of products – clothes, shoes, hot foods, food products (raw and frozen), flowers, medicines, cosmetics, etc. In short, smart lockers offer many flexible solutions for different industries and provide a number of benefits.
Take advantage of this asset to stay ahead of your competitors and, as consumers, experience the convenience, safety and security of these machines. The accelerated growth of production and the improvement of parcel terminals of different sizes are mainly due to their growing demand.
And why not, since for the previous year, 2020, very good incentives were offered to consumers – free delivery. Thus, the volume of delivered packages has increased by a significant 17%. Almost all retailers, in combination with businesses, schools, campuses, hospitals, hotels and others, are part of this development program. Technological improvements in parcel services are already in place – expectations that have already been met.
Smart lockers are a modern solution that meets the adequate management of changing requirements for different types of packages, assets or mail. We at ParcelHive can boast that our technology is convenient, flexible, efficient and secure. The industry needs contactless options for taking their orders, and we provide it for them.
What are the trends in smart locker storage cabinets?
Smart lockers are being developed according to market demand, and the trend is towards a growing need for them. They are needed everywhere and for everyone – both for business and for the average consumer.
Check out a rather comprehensive list of locker trends that contribute to the prosperity of every sector of the market:
Packers for retail
They stimulate online shopping and can also be called the “buy online program”. They are a major trend that provides the consumer with the option to shop virtually but receive their delivery from the store, the so-called BOPIS delivery. Lockers make a high contribution by helping retailers optimize their service by reducing shipping costs. Merchants offer receivables from the store, free of delivery fees while increasing the user experience.
Although less used for mail delivery, parcel terminals are a great option for this service. Provide maximum convenience, security and safety for mail delivery at all times. Thanks to them, couriers can deliver and you can pick up your letter 24/7. The intelligent system allows labels to be printed, and USPS rules and restrictions apply again. It can be said that the suppliers who already have a connection with the shipping industry are the ones who are leading in this trend.
If you have been wondering how to find an intelligent system that fits the space you have, then there is a great solution to this problem. We are aware that one size cannot fit every space and every business, so we have a personal offer for you. Modular systems are those that meet any free space, allow different layouts and can meet any requirement for aesthetics, scale and volume.
The trends in this industry are: “it is necessary to address the challenges regarding the distribution of consumables and materials.” The answer is that the distribution cabinet option is the best solution. They ensure the rapid availability of these resources because workers have easy access to them. Thus, the business “does not sleep”, but is kept in constant motion.
Lockers for different communities
The staff involved in preparing and sending important documents to citizens face major challenges. Public services need to be streamlined, as parcel terminals could provide. It is they who allow citizens to automatically request important documentation – permits, licenses, certificates and more. Thus, civil servants can focus on more urgent tasks because they do not have personal correspondence and service to citizens.
Asset storage lockers
Lockers prevent theft and loss of valuable assets. Whether it’s a mobile device, laptop or other safety equipment, their distribution and management is easier and safer. That is why this type of lockers are among the market trends.
Which are the sectors in which the intelligent system is best received?
Many sectors of the market plan to invest in smart packages. Some at the moment, others in the future.
However, here are the industries that are the brightest representatives of the smart market management:
- Companies and enterprises – the management of various assets is quite a time-consuming task for all companies, especially at a distance. That’s why smart lockers are the salvation for business. They are the solution both for remote management and for employees working in a specific place. If you are looking for reliable and logical management of equipment, materials, consumables and information technology, bet on a suitable system – parcel lockers.
- Schools, colleges and universities – the staff in charge of distributing piles of packages on a daily basis faces great difficulties. More than once mistakes have been made, losses and other unpleasant situations have been reported. To avoid these vicissitudes, intelligent self-service lockers are being implemented.
- Government agencies – this type of agency requires full transparency of all actions and documents that pass.
Trends in smart terminals are not unexpected. Their influence is growing and in the future all businesses, government organizations and consumers are expected to rely mainly on their advantages.