A true sense of “home” is often elusive for renters, who typically view their residence as temporary, but establishing that feeling of belonging is essential to a positive living experience. It’s frequently created through a greater connection of community and interpersonal connection.
Fetch announced the opportunity for immediate rollout of its offsite package solution before the holiday e-commerce crunch. Last year, Fetch clients saw a nearly 20% increase in package volume during November and December, compared to the same period in 2021.
Fetch today announced a significant update to its driver software platform as the company works toward a fully accessible, transparent business model. Fetch is also investing more into the Preferred Driver Program to recognize and reward its highest performing delivery partners.
Packages are inundating apartment communities across the country every day and buildings are even more prone to drowning in deliveries as the holiday gift mayhem unfolds. So what can property managers do to survive the deluge of packages hitting their communities?
From parking to patios, storage to poolside seating, space is finite at multifamily properties. Because square footage is directly linked to revenue at apartment communities, it is critical to leverage each inch of real estate and maximize the return on investment (ROI).
One area of operations where property managers are turning to fee-based solutions is package management. The benefits for operators are clear. Third-party package services offer off-site package storage and eliminate the burden and liability of package management from onsite teams.
The off-site package management solution for apartment communities, Fetch, has surpassed the 5 million mark in direct-to-door package deliveries nationwide. The milestone illustrates not only Fetch’s exponential growth, but also the continuation of e-commerce’s influence.
Package management had become a growing concern for apartment communities, even before “safer at home” and “quarantine” became a part of our everyday life. But the pandemic triggered an irreversible trend for consumers, who now rely on e-commerce for even their most basic needs.
Office teams have served as the intermediaries between delivery services and residents, receiving packages on behalf of residents, submitting arrival notifications, and facilitating distribution. It was a time-consuming job, but the emergence of e-commerce has turned the task into a liability.
As we move into 2021, the baseline delivery volume is projected to remain 30% higher, rendering traditional package management infrastructure ineffective. A solution with the ability to scale alongside the increasing number of deliveries is a requirement moving forward in the multifamily space.