O nline shopping is now one of the most popular activities worldwide with global e-retail sales reaching $2.3 trillion USD in 2017—Amazon recently announced that they shipped over 5 billion packages through Prime in 2017! (Source: Statista) In fact, a typical apartment community now receives over 100 packages per week with the number doubling during the holidays.
As these numbers continue to grow, the days of clipboards and binders being used to log and manage packages, are done. These old methods for logging packages, notifying residents and even worse, finding the space to store a backlog of boxes, are no longer logistically viable.
The bottom line is that property managers are now faced with a “change or suffer” reality that they must face proactively. Here are five signs it’s time for you to invest in a package management system—and what each one means for property managers.
What it means for property managers: The prevailing industry view of package management has shifted from what used to be considered a courtesy to a competitive necessity. In a recent study, almost HALF of surveyed residents now receive at least 3 packages per month and almost 60% are interested or highly interested in some form of package management to be provided by their property managers. With that kind of demand, package management software has now become an important and now expected amenity that provides a HUGE level of positive perception and additional value to your residents.
If any of the signs above are hitting close to home, then like most property managers, it’s time to start doing your homework and pricing out your options. Package management software becomes one of those things that once in place, you wonder how your staff ever operated without it.
At Notifii, we believe that package management shouldn’t be cumbersome and difficult. Nor should be finding an honest resource who can walk you through any questions or concerns you might have. We strive to make package management seamlessly integrated, real-time, and as easy as it’s ever been.
If you’d like to learn more about package management or 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.