Post-secondary students are some of the busiest people around. Whether attending school full time or part time, working while studying, living on campus or in a group-situation, every student has a different story.
If attending college or university means that you’re living away from home than receiving care-packages from loved ones can be tricky. Chances are you’re living in residence or with a group of people in off-campus housing. You probably have many people crossing your threshold in the run of a day. If there’s a package sitting outside with your name on it you hope that a kind person will put it somewhere for you to find, but that’s not always the case.
The last thing you want to deal with is a stolen package. Porch Pirates! You especially don’t want to hear that a package from home was stolen. They’re the best packages and everyone knows it! Parents have a keen sense for including special things in those deliveries: your favourite baked goods, books, things you forgot during the move, notes from siblings or grandparents. Receiving these packages can be very exciting but securing these deliveries is an important thing to think about as well.
One of the biggest complaints heard when I was in University was from students living in residence who were expecting packages. Even though they lived on campus they would receive missed delivery notices because the mail room wasn’t big enough to store multiple students’ packages. If their packages didn't make the cut they’d have to commute 30-mins to retrieve them. This was not always an easy task if they didn't have a vehicle while living at school. For students dealing with a packed course-load it was even harder to manage their package pick-up. It was common to hear people arranging drives to the post office; it was also common to hear how annoying the whole process was for them.
We've been thinking a lot about this and how Got-it Box can make things easier for students. For those living in group-settings like sororities and fraternities package delivery could be very simple with a Got-it Box. If your house is in a busy area you may feel better about having packages locked up until you (or someone) gets home. If you're ordering a lot of things or you like to do group orders with your house-mates then Got-it Box is great because it can hold many packages in all different sizes!
You probably won't be surprised to read that "Millennials, those consumers aged 18 to 34, remain the key age demographic for online commerce, spending more money online in a given year than any other age group," according to Cooper Smith with Business Insider.
Most post-secondary students would fall between the 18-34 age bracket and especially those living in sororities and fraternities. If the people who are spending the most money online are also the ones most likely to live with a group then having a Got-it Box only makes sense!
If you live on a campus, in a sorority/fraternity, or any type of off-campus group housing and think you could benefit from having a Got-it Box please let us know!