Delivering the Goods of the Future
Online shopping makes life easier in terms of time savings, but the convenience may stop at the delivery. What if someone needs to be home to accept the goods, and/or there is nowhere secure to leave them?Four entrepreneurs – three from Hong Kong, one from the Chinese mainland – conceived a solution in Pakpobox, a B2C system of smart lockers provided in strategic locations, which the vendors could deliver to, and consumers could access, 24/7. Founded in 2014, their start-up instantly hit the mark. Today Pakpobox operates around 4,800 smart locker compartments – called Alfred - installed all over Hong Kong, and the service is now being rolled out overseas with Italy and Australia as the first export markets.