According to the Pitney Bowes Index, parcel volumes flowing out from e-Commerce companies and into the hands of eagerly awaiting consumers will rise between 17%-28% each year from 2017 to 2021. That is a lot of parcels! To put it into perspective, Canada Post delivered 1 million parcels per day, including weekends, from mid-November through the 2017 holiday season. That, according to Deloitte, is due...
Snaile Partners with one of the Largest Postal Market Research Companies to Upgrade Snaile’s Last Mile Devices to Read RFID Passive Tags & Report to the Cloud
A natural progression to Snaile’s technology is to be able to determine not only when mail in general arrives in a postal box but to know when certain types of mail arrives – RFID tag. Snaile’s last mile “mail has arrived” Internet of Things technology will able to read low-cost passive RFID tags in Q2 2017 and report to the SnaileCloud.
Snaile First Mile Applications for Postal Operators and Courier Companies
Snaile Last Mile Applications for Postal Operators and Courier Companies
Snaile CEO, Patrick Armstrong, discusses how its compartment check & notify Internet of Things (IoT) technology applies to postal operators, courier companies and consumers in both first and last mile applications. PostalVision2020/6.0 Conference, Washington DC, March 2016.
A recent (March 2015) survey of customers by a third party company* on behalf of Snaile found that 42 percent of those questioned said ‘yes’ they wanted a notification device while 10 percent said they may be interested. The research, conducted on 400 Canadian households who currently use or expect to use community mailboxes, suggested that though consumers have been quietly using P.O. Boxes and...
Many postal operators, such as Canada Post and Singapore Post, have elected to install mechanical parcel lockers as part of their delivery network in a bid to resolve “last mile” delivery problems or costs. This allows the postal operator to place the parcel in the locker following the first delivery attempt, giving the customer access via a key placed in the customer’s mailbox. These parcel...
Most postal service operators offer a P.O. Box service, however, many are not used at their optimum level. Encouraging more use then should be a priority of operators. The infrastructure to operate the service has already been installed, so any extra revenue from this priority can yield ongoing high margin profits. Most of all an increase in usage may see increasing foot traffic in the...
Embedded (IoT) technology can deliver a range of benefits for postal and courier services, from alerting customers of deliveries in passive mailbox applications, to improving postal service efficiency and relevancy. Postal service operators and couriers use a network of street letter mailboxes and drop-off boxes in their work. Sometimes known as “street furniture,” these boxes accept letters, small parcels and courier envelopes. However, their downside...
TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – October 29, 2015) – Snaile, Inc. (pronounced “Snailee”) is proud to announce the presale launch of their new Canadian mail notification technology with an official launch date of January 2016. Installed directly into an owner’s Canada Post community mailbox (CMB), the service alerts users when mail is physically present. The simple and easy-to-install device simplifies the physical verification process whenever mail is...