Online Shoppers Are Securing Their Package Deliveries This Holiday Season With Deliverysafe

December 02 11:36 2020
Prevent porch pirates from stealing gifts with these four tips.

Almost 60 million packages will be delivered per day during the holidays as people order presents for friends and family. Unfortunately, porch pirates also know these packages are coming, as they up their game during the jolliest time of year. So, here are some ways shoppers are protecting their packages this year.

PACKAGE PATROL

Many people try to make sure someone is home to open the door and grab parcels right as they are delivered. Due to the pandemic, this option is more reasonable this year than most, especially for parents with kids who are homeschooling.

That said, it’s not very convenient for those that live alone or are out of the house often for work or play. That’s doubly true if someone in the family is always being left out of something—like Christmas tree shopping—just to sit around and wait for a truck to arrive.

LOCK IT & BOX IT

With e-commerce skyrocketing, delivery boxes are showing up on more and more porches every day, and the holidays are sure to boost this trend further. At the forefront is DeliverySafe, the world’s first lockable, insulated delivery box. According to the website, DeliverySafe makes sure packages are secure and helps keep grocery and meal kit deliveries from spoiling so customers can enjoy what they buy.

Also, for those people planning a holiday feast they can get food delivered without worrying about whether it will spoil or freeze before it can be brought inside or refrigerated.

KEYS TO THE HOUSE

Some delivery services allow for keycode access to be given to a delivery driver so they can open the garage or front door, put packages inside, and then lock the door. If done right, this can be a very secure option.

That’s a big “if”, though. First, this service isn’t available in many locations, and if it is available it may only work for one delivery service. It also puts a lot of trust in delivery folks—and not to imply they’d violate a homeowner’s trust or privacy, but it’s a lot of doors to remember to lock.

DELIVERY DISGUISE

This time of year, many people have a lot of holiday decorations inside and outside of the house. Could a blowup snowman display double as a shield to hide deliveries? Sure could! Delivery workers are typically great about trying to hide boxes and envelopes from view. “Out of sight, out of mind” is a good way to deter package theft.

Thing is, porch pirates know all the same tricks so most won’t be fooled—especially since law enforcement says stoop stealers follow delivery trucks around looking for their next victim. Plus, these options still leave packages exposed to the elements, which, depending on the weather, can make for soggy presents or delicate gifts that are frozen or melted.

About DeliverySafe

DeliverySafe was founded to take back the doorstep by solving the last foot of the supply chain. With more and more packages being delivered, DeliverySafe helps people enjoy convenient, secure home package drop off with the world’s first lockable, insulated delivery box. Founded in 2020 by Adam Schumacher, Mike Vig, Jim Streibich, and Shawn Reed, the company is backed by Chicago-based venture studio NXT Ascent.

Visit www.deliverysafe.com to start thinking inside the box.

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