The “Final Mile” of Package Tracking - Residential Communities’ Current Headache

September 6, 2018



Package tracking isn’t just a tool that people use when their package is lost anymore - millions of people across the country are actively tracking the exact location of their package every single day.

For many, however, the tracking doesn’t end when the carrier is done - apartment complexes and dorms still face the issue of ensuring that packages are properly handled once they arrive on-site.

The “Final Mile” of package tracking isn’t a new thing - it’s just more prominent than ever with companies like Amazon and UPS now offering live tracking options. Your residents now expect to be more in-the-know than ever, and getting their packages safely is high-priority when choosing a new community.

From custom apps, communication tools, and software packages to increased reliance on big data, technology will continue to become a competitive differentiator when it comes to managing multifamily assets. Resident’s expectations are higher than ever - and demands are changing exponentially fast.

 


 

Last mile delivery is becoming more important than ever due to the surge of online orders. According to Datex, E-commerce sales are expected to reach $1.35 billion by 2018, an increase of 28.8%. With last mile delivery costs being the primary spend for package delivery, it's interesting to note that the Last Mile delivery isn't just a hurdle for residential communities and dorms - it's also an issue that companies across the board are working to address. 

“As consumers increasingly turn to e-commerce for all their shopping needs, speedy fulfillment isn't just a "nice to have" — it's the expectation of every online shopping experience.” - Business Insider

With the current talks about how to increase resident retention at the forefront of the multifamily industry, it’s safe to say that a full service approach is best for keeping your residents happy and feeling valued. Package management is a powerful step in the right direction - not only is it affordable and free to implement with Notifii, but it also offers a huge amount of perceived value to your current + future residents.

If you’re receiving a large amount of packages already, it’s likely that you’re already calling your residents to let them know that their package has arrived.

Unfortunately, contacting them via phone is time consuming, allows for human error and can be difficult to do with people’s lives being busier than ever. There’s a better way to track your inbound packages and notify your residents of arrival - with technology that allows for barcode scanning and automatically notifies the resident upon intake.

If you’re looking to solve your last mile package management problem, Notifii Track can help! At Notifii, we believe that technology should be an investment that immediately begins to affect your bottom line. Our package management solution that solves the final mile of package tracking dilemma, Notifii Track, is a cloud-based solution that dramatically reduces the amount of time your staff spends on package logging and tracking, and powerfully proves it’s impact by generating thousands of dollars of saving to your bottom line.

If you’d like to learn more about our solution—Notifii Track—visit us at www.notifii.com or give us a call at (888) 506-8536 and one of our experts will be happy to answer any questions and demonstrate first hand how our solutions can help you start saving time and money today.