5 Top Smart Locker Startups impacting Last Mile Delivery

Curious about new technological advancements in the logistics industry? Explore our analysis of 336 global smart locker startups & scaleups and learn how their solutions impact your business!

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into the logistics industry. This time, you get to discover five hand-picked smart locker startups.

Out of 336, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Smart Locker Startups

The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.

The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 336 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights five logistics startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these five startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 331 smart locker solutions, get in touch with us.

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PackageNexus specializes in Indoor Delivery

With smart lockers, logistics carriers deliver orders to a set parcel locker location. This eliminates the time and costs of failed first deliveries, rescheduling deliveries, as well as the fuel costs and labor involved in successful deliveries. Smart lockers are useful in warehouses, hotels, libraries, and office buildings – where many people congregate or pass through in a day.

US-based startup PackageNexus develops a smart locker that is fully cloud-enabled and tagged to a student’s hostel room. The parcels are delivered to these indoor lockers, whether the students are in class, outside, or even back at home. Each locker is also addressable to support field reconfiguration and package sensors that connect the item to the cloud application by reporting its status. This audit capability removes any uncertainty concerning individual locker status and manages loss prevention.

ParcelPending facilitates Outdoor Delivery

Smart lockers for last mile outdoor delivery have the main benefits of larger sizes and increased space since they need to be placed on surrounding structures. That is why the retail sector uses this solution widely to deliver parcels next to apartments, office buildings, or shopping malls. As these lockers are placed outside, recipients manage their delivery time depending on weather conditions and parcel safety.

US-based startup ParcelPending provides lockers of any size and color to suit the exterior design. Their lockers also protect the packages from snow, rain, wind, or any other external weather condition. The smart locker solution also features embedded sensors for package tracking for users and courier operators. The startup caters to universities and commercial offices, as well as retail spaces and residential complexes.

Mobiikey offers Smart Laundry Lockers

Laundry companies increasingly use smart lockers for the last mile delivery of clean clothes. The main features of such lockers include the possibility to schedule pick-up and delivery time, make payments, and monitor the status of the laundry. Further, users of these smart lockers are also aware that their clothes are safe inside the lockers and schedule to pick them up at their convenience.

Indian startup Mobiikey works with companies from the laundry sector to synchronize their access to its smart lockers. The startup also provides its own platform for companies to use. Further, the smart lockers enable contactless delivery and are built using clean and eco friendly technology and their batteries last for up to ten years. Moreover, with the startup’s smart software development kits (SDKs) and API integration, delivery or pickup from vehicles, access gates, and home doors become possible.

Air Locker provides a Workplace Storage Solution

Smart lockers solve last-mile delivery issues for both personal and business needs. Innovations like workplace storage solutions help companies store required items, daily or permanently, with the ability to re-order them at any time. Combining delivery and storage solutions extend opportunities for logistics companies to offer customized products to their customers.

Air Locker is a US-based startup building an internet of things (IoT) system for retrieving parcels, synchronizing transactions, and delivering notifications to users. The startup’s cloud-based locker management solution serves multiple market applications and is built to scale globally. It offers three types of lockers including laminate, steel, and refrigerators. Air Locker caters to residential and commercial buildings, as well as governments and package management companies.

Snaile builds Postal Service Destination Hubs

Smart lockers have high potential across various application areas of postal services. As postal departments still handle a lot of delivery processes manually, smart lockers optimize their operational efficiency. The main focus of smart lockers is to decrease the time taken to deliver mail. This is especially useful when the volume of parcels is high.

Canadian startup Snaile works with smart mailboxes that notify customers about the arrival of mail. It also monitors the current state of locker inventory to improve delivery throughput. The startup’s easy-to-install mailbox tray and notification service allow postal operators to manage inventory of passive parcel lockers. It also enables consumers to easily retrieve their mail.

Discover more Logistics Startups

Logistics startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on indoor and outdoor delivery as well as specialized services and storage solutions. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the logistics industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore logistics technologies in more detail, simply let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, download our free Logistics Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.

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