Do you worry every time you order something online? Maybe it gets stolen or your some stranger has your name and address? You’re not alone. The anxiety of having something stolen during delivery right off your front doorstep or porch is a common occurrence.
Although there is not, much data on pkg theft in Canada, here is some information of the US.
Statistics show that package theft is a growing problem across America. Up to 36% have reported having a package stolen at least once.
According to researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:
Package theft is at an all-time high, with 1.7 million packages stolen or lost every day in the U.S.
With some many packages, the changes in unemployment rates and the bold behavior of people, it is not surprising that as e-commerce continues to explode, so does pkg theft.
Maybe the questions is not if, but when will you have a package stolen from your door step.
In a survey from CRR research , 2000 respondents who shopped online in the last 12 months were questioned on pkg theft. On average, respondents said they get 45 packages delivered to their home per year. Overall, respondents said they spend an average of $222 per month on online orders. Online shopping is a frequent habit for most and a whopping 56% of respondents said they know someone that has had a package stolen.
Fortunately for shoppers, companies are fighting back. UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service also offer a growing number of storefronts where packages can be picked up. Other solutions include video doorbells by companies like Google, start-ups experimenting with advanced package tracking, and lockboxes for individual homes. Here at PkgPlace we’re doing helping aid the fight against package theft by offering convenient , safe and local package pickup in Canada.
Feel free to reach out us for more on the impacts of package theft in the last mile of e-commerce.