Pelipod home-delivery boxes launched UK wide

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Pelipod hmPelipod is now available to consumers across the UK. From today, you can order your own personal connected smart home-delivery box and never miss another online delivery.

Karl Wills, Pelipod CEO commented “Research tells us that over half of all UK consumers will avoid shopping online due to the current home delivery experience often being poor. At Pelipod we feel that home delivery should work without forcing the consumer to wait in for an online order or trek to a collection point if they missed the delivery. With a Pelipod, shoppers will never miss a home delivery of an online order again. Pelipod can even manage parcel collections from your home”.

The durable box is secured outside a customer’s house to prevent theft and automatically emails you when a parcel has been delivered or a return collected. A unique parcel code is generated for each order by the user, who then inserts this code into the delivery address. The Pelipod is sent this code so the courier can key it in to open the pod. As each parcel code is unique, the Pelipod knows exactly which parcel has been delivered. The Pelipod is always locked until accessed with the unique parcel codes allowing for multiple deliveries or collections. Pelipod tracks all deliveries and collections and a camera in the inside lid of the box provides irrefutable photographic evidence of a parcel having been delivered or collected.

This means UK consumers have a solution that delivers the parcel to them at home whether they are there or not. No more missed delivery cards, trips to collection points or relying on neighbours to take in parcels. Pelipod is offering pods on a free 2 months trial, followed by £9.99 a month on a subscription basis with a £15 delivery charge to England and Wales.

You can sign up for a Pelipod on their website.

19 Responses

  1. This is going to be a very interesting one to try out, every since I have seen this I have wanted to give it a try. It has some great USPs and uses that both SME and consumers could find useful

    Website seems to be down though

  2. This is a good idea, however as a seller i am probably looking at this in a different way!

    I would love all my customers to have this fitted, but what’s going to stop them?

    There’s cost, and at £9.99 per month, i think this will put some off, the website FAQ’s say £5.99 a month, which is more reasonable. However the cost for the customer has to be worth it, ie if they have to continually go to pick items up, then its a yes, but if its occasional use then probably not.

    With the “money back Guarantees” offered by marketplaces and payment providers, a customer doesn’t need this as such as its down to us sellers to make sure it arrives.

    I had a quick look at the web site to see if there is a referral scheme in place to help get the message out there about this, and online sellers are the perfect tool, we could add a message and discount code onto the paperwork we send with orders.

    I hope its something that becomes mainstream and we start seeing it in New Builds.

    Lee

  3. The issue I have (and many have) is that post and couriers leave parcels in a safe place but won’t leave them if a signature is required. I don’t see an arm sticking out of the box with a hand attached, so doubt this would solve the majority of “not at home” issues.

  4. I’m sorry but the first thought that came into my head besides the cost was that it’s another ugly box to go with the collection of wheelie bins and recycling bins !!

  5. I think this is a wonderful idea. For all the downsides I see a dozen upsides. 21st Century thinking. No system is fool proof. Signatures most certainly are not. Well done I say.

  6. Are you exploring the possibility of shared ones? For example, I live on a close of half a dozen houses – it could make the service more compelling and cheaper. I’m imagining something like a letterbox or phonebox in size.

  7. just has to be worth Royal Mail providing new builds and remote areas with these free of charge

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