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Attract More Buyers and Tenants by Making Your Project 'Parcel Friendly'

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The convenience and popularity of online shopping has created a growing problem for residents wanting parcels delivered to their apartment buildings.

The most common problem residents face is eagerly awaiting delivery of their parcel only to find a delivery agent has left a card without even buzzing their apartment. They then face lengthy queues at the post office or couriers office to collect their parcels.

The parcel delivery problem has also turned onsite managers offices and foyers into de-facto receiving centres as they grapple with receiving packages, tracking residents down to pick them up and finding places to store the parcels.

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Installing a secure Parcel Locker System solves all parcel delivery problems and arms your project sales and rental team with an edge that separates your project from the competition.

Residents register through the Parcel Locker App, parcels are delivered and scanned, and then placed in a locker. A text or email is then sent to the resident with a code that the resident enters into a touchscreen to open the locker containing their parcel. The 24/7 Help Line handles all parcel enquiries, which shifts the burden and risk of dealing with parcels away from the onsite manager.

Parcel lockers have been used worldwide for the past 10 years. Their use has gained momentum in Australia with 65 per cent of Australians now shopping online and this trend is intensifying. Australia’s total online sales are in the top ten worldwide and are forecast to exceed $32 billion this year, up from 26.7 billion in 2013.

Amazon is also set to launch into Australia later this year and change the parcel delivery landscape forever. Amazon will offer a membership that includes unlimited free delivery and will also offer three hour delivery for some postcodes.

A white paper published in the Wall Street Journal reported that the three most important amenities that residents look for when selecting an apartment to buy or rent are a good health club, high speed WiFi and a parcel delivery solution.

Parcel Lockers are an income-producing asset
We recommend that residents are charged for using the Parcel Locker at $1.00 per use and that all parcels are collected within 48 hours to avoid late fees. This ensures that your Parcel locker does not fill up with uncollected parcels. We estimate that the Parcel Locker will pay for itself within 3-4 years and then at this stage, you may wish to provide residents unlimited free use or continue the user pays model.
Bodycorp Secure Parcel Lockers are the only system that every Courier and Delivery Agent can deliver to


This includes Australia Post and Star Track who deliver over 70 per cent of all parcels in Australia. Our Parcel Lockers are also the only system that Australia Post and Star Track will deliver to, other than their own parcel lockers at Post Offices.
Putting a face to the name … Body Corp Secure

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Ian Chewe                                              Kim Kake


After three years developing the software system and the “My Parcel Locker App”, Kim Kake and Ian Chewe launched Bodycorp Secure into the Australian market. They combined state-of-the-art technology with modern, creative design to deliver secure, convenient, custom-built solutions to suit every building type.

Being involved in the property industry for nearly 30 years, Kim understands the importance of offering a unique selling proposition such as the Parcel Lockers to both buyers and tenants. Kim owned a project marketing and property management company with sales in excess of $1 billion and a large rental roll.

Ian has 20 years of hands on experience within the property industry, developing  inner-city properties and owning  successful businesses that support the property industry. Prior to this Ian managed his family business, introducing a new distribution and logistics plan for the business to expand.
Make your project more secure
With the growing trend of online shoppers, we identified a huge problem that had no immediate solution. We witnessed the huge increases in identity theft and organised crime through mail and parcel theft, and the increase in home invasions by people posing as couriers and delivery people to gain entry.

Our systems provide the perfect platform to meet the demands of the growing appetite for online shopping and counter the alarming statistics for mail and identity theft. We understand that the community needs to be confident that their parcels are secure and can be retrieved at a time and place convenient to them.

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Never wait around for a delivery again
By installing a Parcel Locker, your buyers and tenants will never have to wait around for a delivery again. You will attract more buyers and tenants to your project and you will see your conversion rates improve. You will also keep them living there longer and therefore increase the value and demand for your project.


The Urban Developer is proud to partner with Bodycorp Secure to deliver this article to you. In doing so, we can continue to publish our free daily news, information, insights and opinion to you, our valued readers.

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