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This Is How Online Shoppers Are Securing Their Package Deliveries This Holiday Season
Almost 60 million packages were delivered per day during the holidays last year as people ordered presents for friends and family. That volume is likely to continue this year with deliveries headed to your door at various times from morning to night.
Unfortunately, Porch Pirates also know these packages are coming, as they up their game during the jolliest time of year. Well, here are some ways shoppers are protecting their packages from these foes.
LOCK IT & BOX IT
With e-commerce skyrocketing, delivery boxes are showing up on more and more porches every day, and you can bet the holidays are going to boost this trend further. At the forefront is Adoorn, a lockable, weather-proof and thief-proof mail and package box.
Many people are simply making sure there’s always someone home to open the door and grab parcels right as they are delivered. With many people working from home, this option is reasonable.
That said, it’s not very convenient if you 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.
There are some delivery services that allow you to give keycode access to a delivery driver so they can open your garage or front door, put your 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 suburban and remote 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 we’re not implying they’d violate your trust or privacy, but it’s a lot of doors to remember to lock.