Quadient launches Parcel Pending lockers for British residential buildings
Quadient has launched its parcel management solution Parcel Pending for multi-tenant residential buildings across the UK as e-commerce grows globally, coupled with the need for social distancing.
The customizable parcel locker systems provide seamless management of incoming packages through a secure and automated parcel process, enhancing resident satisfaction and improving operational efficiency.
In introducing the parcel locker technology to European residential properties, Quadient combines the expertise of recently acquired US-based Parcel Pending with Quadient’s longstanding global leadership in intelligent parcel locker solutions for carriers, retailers, commercial buildings and universities.
Daniel Malouf, chief solution officer, Parcel Locker Solutions, Quadient, commented: “Quadient is leveraging the Parcel Pending acquisition and expanding its scope outside of the US to meet the needs of multifamily properties in other regions, starting with the UK.
“The synergies created among both Parcel Pending and Quadient teams allowed us to enrich our roadmap with agility and flexibility, and efficiently adapt our solutions to meet the needs of European markets. I am proud that we are now bringing a convenient and successful solution to change the lives of residents across the UK.”
With the continued growth of e-commerce coupled with the need for social distancing this year, Parcel Pending by Quadient recently announced having processed over 2.7 million packages in its US network in May alone, an 86% increase in their year-on-year package volume.
With online orders growing across the globe, the need for easy-to-use, practical and efficient parcel management solutions become all the more critical, especially in properties with a high number of residents.
Parcel Pending by Quadient Parcel Locker Solutions provide the following benefits to property managers:
- Improved operational efficiency. Package deliveries are made directly to the parcel locker by a carrier agent, enabling property staff to focus on higher-value tasks, saving time and reducing operational costs.
- Secure parcel storage. Built with a robust steel design, the lockers keep packages off the floor and safe from being lost or stolen. Packages are retrieved by residents using a one-time-use PIN or barcode sent via email, SMS or in-app mobile notifications.
- Increased resident satisfaction. Lockers can be accessed 24/7 for convenient self-service pick-up or returns by residents.
Duncan Groom, chief operating officer UK and Ireland at Quadient, added: “We are now seeing volumes of parcels every day that were once only typical during the holiday season, and parcel locker technology prevents property managers from becoming buried in packages.
“Offering parcel lockers not only increases operational efficiency of property managers and on-site staff, it also differentiates properties from the competition through value-added amenities and services, increasing the loyalty and satisfaction of residents.”