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.
More packages arrive each day at apartment communities, overflowing lockers and storage facilities and making a mess of common areas. Unfortunately, residents feel that urgency first-hand in the form of daily calls, texts, emails and resident portal reminders to pick up their packages.
The impact of pets on resident satisfaction, fixing the package overflow problem, what Porsche can teach us about property management, getting buildings ready for a Covid winter, the never ending rent control battle and the impact of Covid on renters vs. homeowners make up this week’s multifamily industry headlines.
Of the countless ways COVID-19 has impacted the multifamily industry, one of the most lasting effects may be package volume. As brick-and-mortar stores temporarily closed and consumers became hesitant to venture out, renters increasingly turned to online shopping.