HelloPackage Selected as a Showcase Company at Venture Atlanta 2018
Innovative startup builds platform for carriers, retailers, apartment owners, and residents
Atlanta, GA, October 15, 2018 (Newswire.com) - HelloPackage, the newly-launched and highly sophisticated package management system platform, is continuing the market launch of its package room technology as a Showcase Company at the Venture Atlanta conference on October 16 and 17.
Developed out of the Flashpoint startup engineering program at Georgia Tech, the HelloPackage system is designed to provide new levels of convenience and speed for all stakeholders in the last mile of eCommerce logistics, beginning with apartment communities now and other markets in the future. Carriers, retailers, apartment owners/staff, and residents all benefit from the integrated platform. HelloPackage is a custom designed SaaS system with an enabling, plug and play hardware component. The solution is comprised of software that is designed to allow carriers (UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, Amazon, and others) to quickly and easily deliver packages to a centralized package room at an apartment community, and at the same time notify the recipient that their package has arrived.
The hardware consists of patent pending custom-designed smart shelving with advanced sensors, label reading and surveillance cameras, check-in tablets, and local processing and communications equipment. HelloPackage uses sophisticated sensors, computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to make package delivery safe for packages and people.
The system achieves up to five times the package density compared to package locker solutions and is much more expandible. HelloPackage is effectively an erector set and can easily grow as the volume, size, weight, and shapes of packages and the number/variety of carriers increases at apartment communities. HelloPackage was built to handle this growing complexity using millions of lines of software and task-specific hardware. All of this, so that apartment leasing staff can stay out of the package handling business and focus on their main job of leasing apartments.
The system is very fast for carriers and allows them to check-in a package in less than 10 seconds without climbing stairs or bothering the staff in the leasing office. Recipients are then notified via the HelloPackage app, text message or email that their package is ready for pick up, provided a one-time use code for package room entry, and are given a picture of the package. Recipients can get their package in less than 60 seconds once they enter the package room. The system also makes it easy for the residents to do their eCommerce returns right in the community. This is expected to be a highly desirable convenience for residents.
“The complexity of the package problem at apartment communities is growing by the day. Five years ago this problem did not exist and now apartment owners are seeing 8-10 carrier deliveries per day and cannot handle it. The incumbent package locker solutions are not efficient, the packages are too big, and are overflowing.” says James D. Grady, Founder and CEO of Package Solutions, Inc., the makers of HelloPackage. “Apartment residents want maximum convenience and they want their packages kept safe. A new solution is needed that truly solves the package problem and creates opportunity for everyone. This solution is an integrated system that shares information between carriers, retailers, apartment owners, and residents in a fast, seamless fashion. This what HelloPackage does.”
HelloPackage has been chosen as one of 34 Venture Atlanta Startup Showcase “companies to watch,” a group comprised of what the conference is calling “the most exciting early-stage businesses that are bringing big ideas to the next decade.”
As a Venture Atlanta Startup Showcase Company, HelloPackage will be spotlighted during a special networking event on October 16 where it will provide a “sneak peek” of its products and business plan and be given the opportunity to connect with investors, entrepreneurs and other technology leaders.
The 11th annual Venture Atlanta is the Southeast’s premier event for connecting technology innovation and investment capital and will take place October 16-17 in the heart of downtown Atlanta. With representation of over 140 venture/early-stage investors and a roster of exciting speakers -- including presentations from 33 of the region’s top rising star technology companies -- this year’s sold-out event is on track to be the largest iteration yet.
For more information, visit www.hellopackage.com.
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About Venture Atlanta
Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s premier venture conference, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country's top-tier investors. Now in its 11th year as the region's largest investor showcase with over 900 attendees, Venture Atlanta connects the best and brightest entrepreneurs with local and national venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual nonprofit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org.
HelloPackage is a patent-pending sophisticated package management system technology, bringing an innovative, locker-less package solution that proves less expensive and more efficient than any other product currently in the market. HelloPackage was developed by Package Solutions, Inc. To learn more about HelloPackage, visit www.hellopackage.com.
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