Quadient has launched Parcel Pending smart lockers in Ireland, to capitalize on the country’s property boom.
With the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) expecting 50,000 new homes to be built across 2022 and 2023, Quadient plans to provide a secure location for residents’ parcel deliveries.
Quadient’s parcel lockers are designed to integrate with cloud services and applications, for instance, resident engagement portals such as Spike Global – ensuring property managers can offer a modern experience and immediate access to their services to residents. By guaranteeing delivery first time, preventing re-visits, and ensuring that couriers and residents only have to visit a single location, parcel lockers help both reduce emissions and create a safer environment for residents.
Ian Caminsky, senior vice president and managing director of parcel locker solutions UKI and DACHIT, Quadient, said, “Property is a highly competitive marketplace in Ireland, and high-density housing will be crucial to meeting the country’s housing needs. This demands a new approach for processing parcels and packages. An Post alone delivered 56 million packets and parcels in its last reporting year – an average of 29 per household. Combine that figure with deliveries from other carriers, and management teams at high-occupancy communities will be faced with a flood of parcels every week. Employees will either need to receive, log, store and distribute these parcels, taking time away from other tasks, or run the risk of unwatched parcels potentially being stolen. Automated lockers can reduce the pressure on management teams, while creating a more pleasant, livable service and environment for residents.”
“We are dedicated to the Irish market and are excited about making the most of our expertise in the country. We have undeniable evidence of the benefits developers, property managers and residents have already seen from our lockers: to the extent that for many developments the lockers themselves have become a selling point for new residents. Indeed, in some locations we have seen the number of lockers triple following positive feedback. The future of high-density housing is one that makes best use of the space available; reduces the impact on the environment; and gives residents the fastest and easiest possible access to the services they need, without compromising their comfort or security. Our parcel lockers are an essential part of this vision, and we look forward to making this journey in Ireland.”