Retail Back End Last Mile PanelDay Two March 16th 8:20 – 9:30 am

Session Overview

John Callan, Ursa Major Associates and PostalVision 2020 founder, moderated this geographically diverse panel of innovators and entrepreneurs as they discussed how consumer demands are changing the “last mile” delivery of physical goods.   Included on the panel were Greg Mackin, CEO of Parcelhome of the UK; Idriss Al Rifai, co-founder and CEO of Fetchr of Dubai; Dan Treiman, VP of New Markets for Doorman of New York; and Patrick Armstrong, CEO and founder of Snaile of Canada.

An in-depth coverage article on the session will be posted soon!

Our Favorite Postal Visionary Moments from this session:

“We need to solve the issue of failed delivery – which is a big issue for retail, for consumers, and for carriers.  We’ve got 11 carriers currently delivering into our boxes in Europe, using the same space in the box securely.” Greg Mackin, ParcelHome

“We are using strictly mobile devices for ecommerce addresses – the cell phone becomes the address.  People use the app for both sending and receiving, everything is at the cell phone level.” Idriss Al Rifai, Fetchr

“Missed delivery notices are worse than parking tickets.  We’re trying to solve that problem, along with others, by allowing the consumer to schedule the last mile delivery through us using our warehouse address and notification app – 6:00 am to midnight, delivered when the consumer is actually home.” Dan Treiman, Doorman

“Instead of having the mail sit in the box waiting for the customer to show up, we can prompt the consumer to go to the box as soon as mail is there, and help increase response rates.” Patrick Armstrong, Snaile

 

Session Presentations

Slides Used in this Session:  B2Me Retail Back End Last Mile

Check out the Video of this session on the PostalVision YouTube Channel

 

In the News

Doorman Raises $1.5 Million To Eliminate Missed Package Deliveries 

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Snaile Offers Users Notification Whenever Mail is Present in Their Community Mailboxes 

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Fetchr logistics app now available in Bahrain

Fetchr Raises $11 Million to Deliver Packages in Emerging Markets 

ParcelHome launches three-month trial for intelligent letterbox 

DHL, GLS and DPD join forces to test smart letterbox in Belgium