Challenges stack up for package delivery on campus.
In February of 2020, we partnered with University Business to survey higher education leaders on the issues of campus mail operations and package delivery.
The respondents clearly voiced several important challenges. In addition, these difficulties are expected to worsen as online ordering continues to multiply.
70% of universities had some increase or a significant increase in package deliveries vs. 3-5 years ago.
63% reported an incomplete view of total shipping, receiving and postage costs across all departments.
59% of universities receive packages at a central mailroom. This leads to space and logistical challenges.
77% lack of storage space
77% logistics of delivery/pickup
47% delay in recipients picking up packages
35% large amounts of cardboard and paper waste/recycling
Many universities and colleges are now experiencing difficulties due to a substantial increase in packages sent to their campuses. To address these issues, some schools are undertaking the following solutions.
- Implement a centralized software system to track packages at every step.
- Install smart lockers for contactless, self-service pickup anytime.
- Integrate a centralized management system to document all costs and reduce expenses.
Welcome your students back to campus with solutions that streamline mail and package delivery, while facilitating contactless delivery.