ParcelPal Ltd has recently launched a new innovative product for the home delivery and collections market. Could this solution be set to change the way we view the convenience of home deliveries and collections altogether?
The product consists of a secure delivery box, fitted to the exterior of a home or business address, together with an intercom unit, replacing the existing doorbell. When a courier arrives and presses the intercom button, the system makes a call to the pre-configured mobile phone number. On answering the call, a conversation can be held with the person at the intercom, from wherever the recipient happens to be. Once the need to deliver or collect a parcel has been verbally confirmed, the owner can unlock their secure container remotely, using the buttons on their mobile phone.
The product is primarily targeted at regular online shoppers and people operating businesses from their home. The lockers are generating a significant amount of interest and according to the MD, Steve Bungard “We’re finding that Amazon and eBay Power Sellers operating their business from home are showing the greatest interest, since the product uniquely copes with unattended collections, just as easily as deliveries”.
The container is available in black or grey and has internal dimensions of 40x50x60cm, which the company says will accept the majority of online purchases; however they also produce an industrial version with internal dimensions of 50x50x100cm for users requiring larger deliveries or multiple deliveries or collections in any one day.
Bungard went on to explain about the secure event logging built into the system, which records and uploads information relating to system operations. This information is available through secure login to their website.
With the increasing rate at which online shopping and home delivery is continuing to grow, a solution such as this, which can reduce missed deliveries and the irritation, cost and environmental impact of depot collections or redeliveries, could be set to change the way we view the convenience of home deliveries and collections altogether.