Pelipod has launched its connected home-delivery box in the UK. The durable box is secured outside a customer’s house to prevent theft. Equipped with a 2G SIM card, it automatically emails the home-owner 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 photographic evidence of a parcel having been delivered or collected. Pelipod is offering the units on a free 2-month trial, after which they cost £9.99 a month, with a £15 delivery charge to addresses in England and Wales. There’s more information here.