Smartbox’s lockers can make online shopping a breeze

Parcel delivery lockers should keep us going till Amazon’s drones are ready

Busy bees and never-at-home folks, here’s a solution to your ‘I hope the dog doesn’t chew up my new phone’ woes

Online shopping is the best thing ever, isn’t it? But what do you do if you’re never home? Hope the delivery chappie doesn’t leave the parcel with your new puppy? Have your swag delivered to office where it’ll presumably get lost somewhere in the mail room? Nope, that just won’t do. What then? Amazon might be working in getting a drone delivery system ready, but let’s face it, it’s not gonna come to India anytime soon.

But don’t look so sad, Smartbox says it has a way out. The company has set up a network of ‘automated parcel delivery terminals’ around Delhi and the NCR (at Metro stations and  residential / office complexes) to enable 24x7 pick up.



Deliverin’ the goods

So even if you’re coming home after a long day at work (or more likely, an ‘epic’ pub crawl), you just have to tell your Uber cabbie to hang on for a bit as you nip out and pick up whatever you’ve ordered. You can even make payments at the time of pickup and if you aren’t too happy with what you’ve ordered, return items by placing them in a locker. Easy, isn’t it?

Smartbox’s services are available in the New Delhi / NCR region and while it’s working on getting more online retailers to sign up, for now you can buy stuff from Oriflame (the cosmetics brand).