On college or university campuses, hundreds or even thousands of staff members and residential students receive deliveries every day. Many of these packages, whether they be research papers, library materials, or shipments destined for students, are time-critical, and if lost or misdirected, can mean serious negative consequences for all parties involved. The extent of automation provided by ShipTrack not only reduces lost packages, but gives users the ability to use their mobile devices to monitor when their shipments will arrive, and plan their days and corresponding activities accordingly.
By employing the ShipTrack track and tracecloud-based architecture, which provides service anywhere around the globe, the ability to manage and distribute these packages increases significantly. These packages can not only be tracked on route to the campus, but within the four walls of the institution in question. Signed proof of delivery notifications also allow them to determine chain of custody in case of a lost delivery. ShipTrack also provides these mailrooms with the opportunity to store all information electronically and in real-time, eliminating the need for paper invoices and hardcopy storage, and increasing the accuracy of their records. Not only will this ultimately reduce the time spent doing paperwork, it can save these institutions anywhere from $0.15 to $0.50 per shipment received.