So what's up with Mobile solutions for shipping Parcels?.
As we've all seen in the last 4 or 5 years mobile phone technology and the thousands (perhaps even millions) of available dedicated apps have created a scenario where just about everything is possible with the "Always by your Side" device. From locating a new restaurant in close proximity to where you are, to checking your heart rate, it seems that we're using mobile technology more and more for everyday tasks..
One area that has been left behind and considering the massive increase in online shopping and just the sheer amount of parcels being delivered and sent, is mobile shipping. The process of returning a parcel you purchased online shouldn't, or even better doesn't, have to include a trip to your local courier or postal outlet located in a mall kilometers away from where you live or work. The same is true for shipping a parcel cross country. Imagine a world where all this is possible directly from your smartphone. That world is coming.
This is not going to be fun
So..you're returning that jacket that you thought was perfect, luckily you kept the box that it came in. Now what?. Well if you're like most of us you head online and look for the nearest postal outlet taking note of the closing times because god forbid you get there too late, fighting traffic you head on over and assume your position in the line, hoping that it moves quickly this time. The package has to be weighed, measured and don't forget about filling out the forms that need to filled out to make sure it gets to where it should go. Overall you're looking at an hour easy from start to finish on even a good day.
Because we've all done this before and know what's involved, it takes a concerted effort to ready ourselves for the "return the item" adventure simply because we know how inconvenient and time consuming the process is. This is definitely not going to be fun.
Developing the definitive Mobile Shipping Solution
Ok here comes the truth. At Parcel Port we're developing solutions that finally tie in your smartphone with the process of returning parcels or for that matter shipping parcels across the country, or across the globe. Once you've created an account and with a few selections you'll be ready to ship that parcel much faster than you thought possible, all from your smartphone..serious convenience in the palm of your hand....something we like to call ..no "bullship".
With Parcel Port our vision is to provide an "all in one" mobile solution that will allow you to get the best rates from couriers without knowing the exact weight and dimensions of your parcel, automatic payment based on your account details, choose when and where "on your time" (or anytime as we're open 24/7/365) that you'd like to drop it off at one of our Smart Parcel Locker Solution Centres, the creation of a shipping label when you're ready to go plus we'll give you all the tools you need to track the shipment on it's way and notifications when it's been received. Did we mention that this happens all on your phone?..why yes we did and it's a revelation.
At Parcel Port we buy and return stuff too
Ultimately it comes down to having a solution that saves time and is super convenient and our team is hard at work creating just that. At Parcel Port we ship and return stuff as well and as such have begun to design and implement what we feel is the first completely functional mobile ship and return application that has all the bases covered. Easy to use - gives you access to fantastic rates - flexible, you decide when and where - and it's secure. We feel that in a connected world it's not too much to ask.
If you’d like to learn more, have questions or want us to keep you up to date on when a Parcel Port Smart Locker Solution Centre is launched in your area, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to hear from you.