As a property manager, you may not have the time, additional staff or storage space to accept packages for residents. Also, residents may not always have time to pick up their packages during designated hours. If deliveries are left by the mail area, the space may become cluttered and packages may get lost. Here are a few ways you can solve the issue of accepting and securing deliveries for your residents.
Many apartment buildings have high-tech lockers for securing deliveries. The steel lockers may be wall-mounted and come in different sizes designed to hold typical shipping boxes. A computer allows delivery people and tenants access to each locker, typically through a PIN or key fob. With many companies, when a package is dropped off, the system texts, emails or calls the tenant to inform them. Also, many companies install security cameras to help ensure safe deliveries.
Modular storage is another solution that helps property managers avoid dealing with residents’ packages. Delivery people leave items in modular storage so residents may securely receive their packages when they have time to pick them up. Storage typically involves columns that let apartment residents create their own systems and allow for space restrictions. The delivery company picks the appropriate storage size, scans a bar code, and puts the package in the storage container. The resident receives a text, email or call with a PIN to access the delivery.
Sign for Deliveries
If you’re able to sign for deliveries, it’s a great way to interact more with your residents. To save time and reduce issues, you may use a package-tracking and notification system that allows you to electronically check on a delivery, manage packages and notify residents by text or email that their deliveries are in the office. Residents will appreciate when you secure their packages and will typically pick them up in a short amount of time. They may even be willing to pay extra for your services.
By having systems in place for accepting deliveries, property managers avoid the hassle of dealing with packages. For additional help with managing your property, contact the experts at NPM Staffing today!