iParcelBox, a new smart parcel delivery solution which is monitored and controlled via a smartphone app, launches today to end the ‘missed deliveries nightmare’ facing online shoppers across the UK.
The company, founded by Harrow-based entrepreneur Paul Needler, designed the product to tackle the frustration felt by online shoppers who miss deliveries when they aren’t at home, or find their parcel left in an inappropriate place.
iParcelBox has been designed to be easy for couriers to use. The delivery driver simply presses a button on the iParcelBox to request a delivery. The first delivery will be accepted automatically, and for subsequent deliveries a smartphone notification alerts the customer, who unlocks the iParcelBox remotely using the free app. The delivery driver can scan the unique bar code inside the lid of the iParcelBox as proof of delivery.
Additionally, the iParcelBox Premium subscription offers additional features:
- View your compatible CCTV camera within the iParcelBox app, allowing you to see who is requesting a delivery.
- Allow unattended access for deliveries and collections using secure digital keys which can be shared with friends/neighbours or delivery companies.
- Share access to the iParcelBox app with friends and family
- Control and monitor iParcelBox using Amazon Alexa.
Paul Needler, founder, iParcelBox comments:
“Everyone knows how frustrating it is to get home and find a ‘sorry we missed you’ note on your doormat. iParcelBox has been designed to end the missed delivery nightmares which affect millions of online shoppers every year, offering a secure, safe and easy-to-operate delivery point so that critical packages arrive in top condition, at your doorstep.
With iParcelBox, consumers will at last be free to order items at their leisure, knowing every item will arrive without the hassle to traipsing to a pick-up point or a relying on long suffering neighbours to accept deliveries for you.”
The iParcelBox solution can be used by all courier and delivery firms, including Amazon, DPD, Royal Mail, DHL, UPS, Fedex, Hermes, as well as friends and family. Feedback from delivery drivers has been unanimously positive – it makes their job easy when they are under pressure to make deliveries.
The interface has been specifically designed to be quick and easy for couriers to use. There is no need for the courier to have any special app or access code – they simply press the button to request a delivery and lift the lid when it unlocks.
iParcelBox is made of steel, the compartment is locked and if it contains parcels is only accessible when unlocked by the owner.