Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the logistics sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising Smart Locker Startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Smart Locker Startups
For our 5 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 336 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
PackageNexus – Indoor Delivery
With smart lockers, logistics carriers can deliver orders to a set parcel locker location, eliminating the time and cost of failed first deliveries, rescheduling deliveries and the uncertainty of having someone at home to collect items within a vague timeframe. Smart lockers are usually warehouses, hotels, libraries, and office buildings. The US startup PackageNexus develops a smart locker that is fully cloud-enabled and tagged to a student’s hostel room. The ordered parcels are delivered to these indoor lockers, whether the students are in class, outside or even back at home.
ParcelPending – Outdoor Delivery
Smart lockers for last-mile outdoor delivery have the main benefit of a larger size and increased space because they need to be placed without limits on surrounding structures. That is why the retail sector uses this solution widely to deliver parcels next to apartments, office buildings, and even shopping malls. As these lockers are placed outside, recipients can manage their delivery time without any concerns regarding weather conditions and parcel safety. The US 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.
Mobiikey – Smart Laundry Lockers
Smart lockers are actively used by laundry companies 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. Indian startup Mobiikey works with companies from the laundry sector and offers to synchronize their access to the locker using the company’s application, or they provide their own platform for companies to use.
Air-Locker – Workplace Storage Solution
Smart lockers solve last-mile delivery issues for both personal and business needs. Innovations like workplace storage solutions can help companies store required items, daily or permanently, with the ability to re-order them at any time. The US startup Air-Locker integrates a system for employees to constantly retrieve parcels and synchronize transactions and delivery notifications back to the company mailing platform.
Snaile – 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 can optimize their operational efficiency. They can be placed both indoor and outdoor, with the main focus being to decrease the time taken to deliver mail due to the increasing volume in parcels. Canadian startup Snaile works with smart mailboxes that notify customers about the arrival of mail and monitor the current state of locker inventory to improve delivery throughput.
What About The Other 331 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 startups showcased above are promising examples out of 336 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.