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How Much Do You Know About Package Delivery?

How Much Do You Know About Package Delivery?

Due to strict rules and regulations, management of mail and the handling of package deliveries to a large number of students requires stringent organization, optimal efficiency, and intuitive technology. 

But the task can be a financial drain on even the the most reputable and well-prepared property managers.

UPS moves about 18 million packages per day and FedEx is not much far behind that intimidating stat. The increasing popularity of online shopping helps to ensure that those numbers will not dip anytime soon. 

Last Fall, Houston's Camden Property Trust, a sizable property rental company, revealed that signing for and distributing received packages to tenants was costing the company about $3.3M per year in man-hours. 

In response, Camden decided to stop receiving packages at a main location, and residents must now have parcels left at their doorstep regardless of their ability to sign for them. 

The Postal Solutions Companies was founded in 2000 by college students, and 16 years later, it's still helping commercial properties effectively handle the arduous task of managing mail and packages that are sent to residents and businesses nationwide.

Are you doing everything you can to properly manage your parcel-management needs? Are there steps that you can take to make the process easier to handle?

Take this quick quiz and see where you stand!

1

True or False: The USPS can opt out of delivering mail into student housing apartments residents' mailboxes.

True
False

YOU'RE CORRECT!

Properties such as student housing apartment communities—which the USPS considers dorms due to the high turnover rate each fall—university campuses, military properties and even some commercial properties are required to handle the daily reception, sorting, distribution, forwarding, redirection, readdressing and delivery of mail and daily notification/hand delivery of packages themselves, according to the Post Office's Modes of Delivery and Delivery Equipment policies.

YOU'RE WRONG!

Properties such as student housing apartment communities—which the USPS considers dorms due to the high turnover rate each fall—university campuses, military properties and even some commercial properties are required to handle the daily reception, sorting, distribution, forwarding, redirection, readdressing and delivery of mail and daily notification/hand delivery of packages themselves, according to the Post Office's Modes of Delivery and Delivery Equipment policies.

2

The average Millennial receives how many packages per year?

Approximately 25
Approximately 19
Approximately 12
Approximately 7

YOU'RE CORRECT!

Each Millennial receives about 25 packages per year. That number is climbing and it's projected that soon about 30 packages per year will be the norm.

YOU'RE WRONG!

Nope! The average number of packages that a typical young adult receives is even more than you thought—25. By this time next year, that number may reach 30!

3

True or False: All electronic package lockers are the same.

True
False

YOU'RE CORRECT!

While each of the big players may appear to have similar options, LuxerOne has the highest-quality customer service support, uses the strongest locker construction materials and techniques, and is the longest-standing electronic locker supplier in the apartment industry market.

YOU'RE WRONG!

While each of the big players may appear to have similar options, LuxerOne has the highest-quality customer service support, uses the strongest locker construction materials and techniques, and is the longest-standing electronic locker supplier in the apartment industry market.

4

True or False: Using only a software tool in your leasing office(s) to manage residents packages is too complicated and won't make that much of a difference.

True
False

YOU'RE CORRECT!

PackageLog is considered the easiest software application for logging packages. Its ScanCam feature allows users to easily log packages by simply taking a picture of the label. Studies have shown that users save up to 90% of time spent on packages using PackageLog compared to doing it by hand.

YOU'RE WRONG!

Actually, PackageLog is considered the easiest software application for logging packages. Its ScanCam feature allows users to easily log packages by simply taking a picture of the label. Studies have shown that users save up to 90% of time spent on packages using PackageLog compared to doing it by hand.

5

Postal Solutions handles by-hand daily mail delivery in how many cities?

More than 10
More than 15
More than 25
More than 30

YOU'RE CORRECT!

Postal Solutions operates from coast-to-coast and delivers to more than 65,000 recipients in more than 30 markets.

YOU'RE WRONG!

You underestimated. Postal Solutions operates from coast-to-coast and delivers to more than 65,000 recipients in more than 30 markets.

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