BufferBox Launches North America's First Network of Parcel Pick-Up Stations Through Contract With Metrolinx
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2012) -
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BufferBox announced today it is launching the first network of parcel pick-up stations in North America, through a contract with Metrolinx, the agency that oversees GO Transit in Ontario.
Beginning with installations in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), BufferBox will enable GO Transit riders to conveniently pick up goods purchased online at a BufferBox in their local GO Station.
BufferBox was designed with online shoppers in mind, offering an automated, self-serve parcel pick-up station as a safer and more convenient shipping alternative to home delivery. BufferBox notifies shoppers via email as soon as a parcel is available for pick-up, and provides a unique, one-time PIN code they can use to retrieve their goods from the BufferBox.
"Online shopping can be cost effective and time saving, but today's outdated and frustrating parcel delivery process can ruin the experience," said Mike McCauley, co-founder of BufferBox. "Our technology offers people shopping online peace of mind that their parcel is secure and available for anytime pick-up."
Transit hubs are successfully proven locations for parcel pick-up stations, as witnessed in the European market with close to 10,000 stations available in more than 10 countries, McCauley added. "We are determined to put an end to the frustration consumers experience when they return home after a long day at work or school to discover a failed delivery notice on their door -- or worse -- their valuable package left in plain sight on their doorstep," he said. "Our agreement with Metrolinx -- the first of its kind in North America -- brings BufferBox's unique parcel pick-up service to commuters looking for a quick, secure, and convenient way to pick-up their packages en route."
With today's announcement, BufferBoxes are situated within five GO stations: Union Station in the East Teamway (near the GO bus terminal), Clarkson, Burlington, Oakville, and Port Credit. Another five locations will be added in the coming months. By the end of 2012, there will be 21 BufferBoxes installed in the GTHA, with that number rising to 100 by the end of 2013.
Founded in May 2011, BufferBox is a technology startup in the eCommerce and logistics industry located in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. BufferBox's technology allows online shoppers to pick up their purchases anytime, at their convenience, from automated, self-serve parcel pick-up stations. For more information about BufferBox, please call Bradley Moggach at 1-519-498-3640 or visit BufferBox.com. For a press kit, photos and videos, please visit our press page at BufferBox.com/press.
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