Mailbox company launches new innovative Parcel Box division

The UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of secure mailboxes has launched a new division to the business as the firm brings a new range of products to the UK market.

As part of the German Group RENZ – a European leader in mail and parcel delivery – The Safety Letterbox Company, based in Neath, has announced the new Parcel Boxes UK division as it launches its new high-tech range of parcel box products, which are the first of their kind to be introduced to the UK market. The innovative products have been developed to cater to the increasing popularity of online shopping, providing greater efficiency and convenience surrounding parcel management for residents, couriers, real estate managers and businesses.
With millions of parcels being managed by parcel delivery services every day across Europe, a clear demand exists for a more effective solution to send and receive parcels. Business-to-customer parcel shipments by companies to private individuals are the biggest market, with over half of parcel shipments being delivered to private individuals.
Closed systems currently exist for parcel deliveries between a single parcel delivery service and consumers. However, The Safety Letterbox Company is responding to a gap in the market for an open system for parcel delivery and returns solutions. Any delivery service can deposit a parcel via the intelligent parcel boxes and those receiving their parcel can collect it from the parcel box unit 24/7.

These intelligent parcel boxes – which can be installed in all manner of buildings and combined with mailboxes – therefore enable residents to receive and send parcels with ease from their own residence, eliminating the annoyance of a ‘sorry we missed you card’ and parcels being left in unsecure locations. They also remove the inconvenience of having to return a parcel to the post office or via another inefficient returns method as the parcel box units provide a returns option.

Through implementing the latest technology, complex logistical processes can be easily managed through the creation of the integrated myRENZbox system. This online system uses the RENZ internet portal, myRENZ app and the units’ touch screen display functions so building managers, residents, parcel delivery services and other service providers can network with ease around deliveries and collections. Parcel box occupancy can be monitored online, so authorised parties know whether a box is available or not.

Through the parcel box unit system, residents are authenticated by the myRENZ app, electronic key chip or by inputting a personal PIN via the unit’s touch screen display. It is then possible to select between ‘collection’, ‘return shipment’ or ‘delivery’ functions for the required service. Companies that would like to enable their employees the perk of receiving private parcels at the workplace can also operate myRENZbox as an employees’ system.
This latest launch extends The Safety Letterbox Company’s impressive offering of high-end, secure and innovative products and services. Parcel boxes can be stylishly designed by The Safety Letterbox Company in a range of materials and colours to suit the look of the desired location – whether that is an individual household, multi-occupancy building or business.

Alison Orrells, managing director of The Safety Letterbox Company, said:

“We are reacting to current trends with the launch of this new business division, to bring these intelligent technologies to market. They are becoming increasingly important in real estate management and user feedback from apartment blocks equipped with Renz parcel box units shows they have been well received by residents.
The annoying disappearance of parcels left in unsecure places is now a thing of the past as people can now collect their online purchases around the clock via these secure, intelligent parcel box systems. They can also save couriers millions through streamlining deliveries. The system is incredibly flexible and will therefore make the lives of shoppers, real estate managers, couriers and many other delivery services far easier, providing a better quality service for all.”