How Will Amazon’s 100,000 Jobs Impact Package Management in Multifamily?

If your apartment communities have not yet adopted a solution to combat the influx of packages—such as a smart room, package lockers or a package management team—now is the time.

By Georgianna Oliver

HeadshotGWO croppedIt is no secret that the trend is there. Package delivery is increasing on a daily basis, as Millennials prefer the convenience of shopping from their phone.

Even older generations are beginning to resist shopping in stores, opting for the alternative of making a few clicks and waiting a few days for the package to arrive at their doorsteps. That’s why, despite strong industry-wide sales, prominent retailers such as Macy’s and Sears are closing many of their brick-and-mortar stores.

This trend is not a momentary blip. In fact, a recent proclamation by tech giant, Amazon indicates package delivery will continue to steamroll in this direction for the foreseeable future. Amazon, widely known as the king of package delivery, has indicated that it will create 100,000 jobs in the U.S. by 2018, according to a recent article by USA Today.

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