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Karl Wills on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs honoured at House of Commons

Top-5o-in-15-logoKarl Wills, founder and CEO of Birmingham based Pelipod Ltd, celebrated being announced as an upcoming ‘one to watch’ entrepreneur of global number one university business incubator, SETsquared at the House of Commons.

Karl was on an exclusive list selected from over 1,000 entrepreneurs who have been supported by SETsquared during the last 15 years.

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SETsquared supports high growth tech companies that have significant economic impact, having collectively raised over £1bn of investment and created over 9,000 jobs.

The announcement took place on 29 March – the historic day that Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 to leave the EU – serving as a reminder of the UK’s strength in innovation and entrepreneurship in the global market.

The companies honoured have reached milestone achievements, including raising significant investment, exporting products globally, creating thousands of jobs or achieving a world first.

Pelipod 1 (002)Karl invented and developed Pelipod, the worlds most advanced parcel delivery and returns product. Optimised as a secure final mile delivery solution for field based engineers, Pelipod IoT functionality gives companies comprehensive and timely data on the who, when and what of deliveries and returns. It enables full access control and even notifies engineers when their supplies have arrived.

Speaking of the achievement, Karl said:

“It has been an exciting journey to develop Pelipod and bring the product to market. We were acquired by BT in late 2016 as we have many synergies with their existing Supply Chain and Fleet businesses. They are providing enthusiastic backing to grow Pelipod through deploying the product to serve the 30,000+  engineers across BT, TSO and Openreach businesses and supporting us to sell to external customers across many industry sectors”.

SETsquared worked with an expert panel of investors and innovative corporate leaders to select the Top 50 Entrepreneur which includes companies from across various industries such as health, green technology and 5G and wireless communication.

Michael Queen, an investor on the panel, said:

“Creating a successful business requires talented entrepreneurs and a great idea but this isn’t enough. SETsquared acts as a catalyst providing support, logistics, training and mentoring to turn dreams into reality.

Over the last 15 years, SETsquared has made a major contribution to building a dynamic technology based business sector in the UK.”

The reception at the House of Commons was an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to celebrate their achievements along with MPs and special guests, as well as sharing stories on how they have successfully raised investment, exported products globally or had a major impact on their industry.

Simon Bond, Innovation Director at SETsquared, said:

“When I look back on the last 15 years, I am overwhelmed by the talent and achievements of the entrepreneurs that SETsquared has supported.

“They have brought world-leading innovations to market and these have been exported across the globe. SETsquared has provided support and a network for these entrepreneurs including access to mentors, experts, international markets and investors, and they are now out there doing SETsquared and the UK proud.”

To see the full top 50 list, visit: setsquared.co.uk/top50

For more information, images or interviews please contact:

Amy Grinstead at Carswell Gould

T: 023 80 238001  E: amy@carswellgould.co.uk

About SETsquared

SETsquared is a long-standing partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which specialises in growing high-tech start-ups through its incubation programme and other business acceleration services. SETsquared provides mentoring, access to investors and corporate innovators and a wide range of industry experts through its network and training programmes.

Its business incubation programme is ranked by the University Business Incubator Index as the best in the world and over the last decade it has helped over 1,000 high-tech start-ups to develop and raise more than a £1bn of investment.

Independent research carried out by Warwick Economics estimates the economic impact of SETsquared member companies to be £3.8bn over this period, with the creation of 9,000 jobs and that these companies will go on to deliver a further £8.6bn of impact to the UK economy in the decade ahead.

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8 Companies Shaping the future of delivery

Insider Trends.com are a business focussed on spotting and disseminating thoughts on the latest influences and innovations impacting retail, ecommerce and related activity. So it was great news when, in a recent article that showcased the 8 companies most disrupting the parcel delivery industry, Pelipod was one of the selected businesses.

Pelipod was in great company. The other 7 selected businesses included giants such as Amazon, Ebay (Shutl) and UPS alongside established industry leaders such as CitySprint, and Doddle. Insider Trends ran the article because, as they noted, 83% of consumers are satisfied with their ecommerce experience yet only 50% expressed positive attitudes when it came to parcel delivery. As the volume of parcels has grown, satisfaction levels have remained stubbornly low and this unhappiness is constraining the growth of B2B and B2C ecommerce. There is clearly room for improvement in parcel delivery and this is driving a huge variety of innovations aiming to transform and improve the way things are done.

Pelipod was featured because we have built the worlds most advanced point-solution parcel delivery box. A Pelipod enables deliveries to be made to any location in a cost-effective secure and fully audited way whilst also providing notification via email or SMS for every delivery and lid opening. By assigning unique codes to every individual parcel and photographing each delivery, Pelipod provides a comprehensive level of certainty and security for customers. Pelipod tracks What has been delivered, When it was delivered and Who collected the item.

This What, When and Who is vital for high value goods or where critical business related parcel deliveries are concerned. Pelipod has both consumer and business users with many household name firms and courier companies conducting field trials with the product. As Pelipod gets parcels to precisely where they are needed, it will transform business supply chains by reducing the need for field based employees to travel to collect items from depots or lockers. The impact on employee efficiency and reduction in mileage induced CO2 emissions will be considerable.

Of the seven other firms showcased by the Insider Trends article, Amazon and Mole are building technologies to transport parcels: Amazon via its drones and Mole by (you guessed it) an underground vehicle that would use the existing infrastructure of tunnels and pipes to bypass city congestion to move parcels around. The other companies, Nimber, Doddle, UPS, On-the-Dot (CitySprint) were focussed on tracking parcels, managing specific delivery time slots or providing conveniently located parcel pick-up and management hubs.

The business of delivery is going through a really interesting phase of innovation to address the challenges of huge growth in parcel volumes, increasing business and consumer expectation and the increasingly ‘connected’ nature of human activity. Pelipod is determined to play its part in providing products that mean businesses and consumers can have secure, reliable unattended parcel delivery wherever is convenient for them.

You can view the original article at http://insider-trends.com/8-companies-shaping-the-future-of-delivery/

Pelipod at RioT and Venlo

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Last week Pelipod, presented at RioT, the “Revolutionise the Internet of Things” conference. The conference was an initiative by Eseye to bring together the technology vendors enabling the proliferation of connected devices with the innovators who are developing new products and categories for internet driven economy The Internet of Things as it is termed is being widely viewed as the next wave of technological innovation set to change most industries, consumer products and processes. Eseye is a UK technology firm with world leading M2M and connectivity solutions and Pelipod were shown to be a driving member of the IoT community.

A Pelipod is a smart parcel delivery box that uses connectivity to allow unattended parcel deliveries and collections to be made from any location. The product was designed to be intuitively simple to use without a complicated set up; furthermore it requires no integration with supplier, retailer or courier systems to operate.

Mark Hennessy Chief Business Development Officer at Pelipod explained how the product is dramatically changing B2B supply chains by eliminating intermediate stocking locations. “Pelipod is inexpensive enough to be located wherever goods are needed. This means that field based workers no longer need to spend the first part of their working day collecting from a depot or locker bank; they can have deliveries to their doorstep and go straight out to see customers. Pelipod’s high level of security and email or SMS notification of every delivery or pick-up allows field workers to plan their time more effectively.  For the average field-based employee travelling 30 minutes a day, this saves around £3,000 per annum.

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Pelipod was also exhibiting last week at the CSCO forum in Venlo where Karl Wills, Pelipod’s CEO was demonstrating to the 3PL and supply-chain industry how the product can simplify the final step of field based supply chains and deliver significant savings.

Karl said that “Everyone in the supply chain is looking for optimisation.  Pelipod allows for the removal of the intermediary transit stocking location taking out an unnecessary, but significant cost”.

Pelipod was also pleased to announce that Hermes is beginning field trials of Pelipod after a period of technical evaluation of the product as announced by Carol Woodhead, CEO of Hermes UK, at the launch of the 2015 International Shopping Survey.

Why Pelipod Makes the Couriers Life Easier

The life of a parcel courier is not necessarily a bed of roses. We consumers are shopping online more and more and therefore relying on timely and predictable deliveries. Most of us have experienced parcel trauma, a recognised medical condition where you put your entire day on hold waiting for a delivery. One of the symptoms of parcel trauma is that the more you want the delivery to come, the less likely it is to arrive. When we get parcel trauma, we blame the courier.

As well as getting blamed when things go wrong (rarely praised when things go well) the courier has to work hard to tight schedules, delivering the maximum amount of parcels in the minimum amount of time.  He or she faces a host of obstacles that conspire to make their job harder. Consumers track their parcels (limits the opportunities for a quiet cuppa), we demand deliveries within narrow time slots and we often expect them to make the judgement call as to what is a safe place or whether our neighbours are kleptomaniacs.

The worst crime that consumers inflict on the poor courier is that we are often not home to receive and sign for our parcel. When we are not home the courier has to make a judgement call as to whether he can leave the parcel anyway, try harder to find us, track down neighbours or leave the parcel in the wheelie bin. When we are not home, the reliability of delivery falls apart and the courier usually gets the blame. Even when we are home, some deliveries can fail to arrive on time but most of the time, the problems stem from us not being there when the courier needs us most!

From the courier’s perspective, it would be great if all his customers could hire servants who could wait at home 24/7 to receive parcels. Unfortunately, even on (the current) minimum wage, this would cost everyone about £240 a week. However, increasing numbers of enlightened people are hiring servants to stay in for their parcels but they have secured a deal where they only pay £9.99 a month for someone (something) to wait in 24/7.

The “something” is Pelipod, the world’s most advanced, intelligent unattended home parcel box. Pelipod makes the couriers life easy.  When you order your parcel you generate a unique code via the Pelipod App or portal and you put this code into your delivery address. The code is sent to the Pelipod via a mobile signal.

When the courier arrives, all he/she needs to do is tap in the code (included in the delivery address), open the Pelipod and make the delivery. The courier does not need to ring the door bell, chase round trying to find either you or a willing neighbour.

The Pelipod even “signs” for your parcel by recording who used the code and by photographing the contents of the box after every closing of the lid.

A highly “scientific” test conducted by my wife and I showed that a signed delivery to our Pelipod only takes 16 seconds.  Compare that to the usual ‘walk up the path, knock on the door, wait for an answer, ask for a signature, walk back to the van” scenario. Pelipod is quicker and simpler for the couriers to use.

So, all you couriers from Yodel, Royal Mail, Amazon Logistics, DHL and others; an increasing number of your customers are using Pelipod’s and this will be a growing benefit to you. It will save you time, save you hassle and with its comprehensive proof of delivery save you from disputes as well.

PLEASE USE THEIR PELIPODS!

We have had isolated reports from Pelipod customers saying that a minority of couriers do not use the Pelipod, and prefer the risk a failed delivery or a lost parcel than putting a simple code into a keypad. Using it could not be easier.

Help take the trauma out of parcel delivery!

See this video to see how easy it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSP_WNSxako

Pelipod Relocates to Bristol and joins SETsquared

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Pelipod, the smart parcel delivery box company is relocating to Bristol and becoming a member of the SETsquared business incubation programme.

Founded in 2013, Pelipod has created a connected, secure, unattended parcel box that uses machine-to-machine communications to transmit secure codes for parcel and user access; allowing both deliveries and returns from designated premises. The system is entirely self contained and requires no integration for power or communications.

Pelipod is joining SETsquared, one of the most successful business incubation organisations in the world. Karl Wills the founder and CEO of Pelipod said “we have brought our product to market and the scale of both the B2B and B2C opportunity is immense. To fully capitalise on the UK and international opportunities before us we were keen to be part of an organisation with a proven ability to help technology organisations grow exponentially. SETsquared has an unrivalled track-record of assisting UK businesses become global successes and we are delighted to be accepted as a member of the Bristol centre”

The Pelipod product began field trials late last year and has started commercially selling to consumers in March 2015 and now has a number of live customers across the UK. In addition, the product has attracted significant interest from UK and international carriers for both B2B2C and B2B opportunities.

Nick Sturge, Centre Director for SETsquared Bristol stated “we have known Pelipod since its early days and it has a great and well thought-out solution for the big problem of the unreliability of parcel delivery. We recognised the huge growth potential of Pelipod and the strength of the founding team and are delighted to have them join us in Bristol”

Engine Shed, which houses the Bristol SETsquared Centre, has installed a Pelipod to streamline receipt of its own deliveries and continue its model of being an early adopter of innovative technologies and methodologies.

About SETsquared

SETsquared is a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which provides services to accelerate businesses and boost enterprise.

Its incubation programme specialises in growing technology start-ups from bases or ‘incubation centres’ at each of the five universities. Start-up companies do not have to be based in one of the SETsquared centres, non-residents can be part of the programme, benefitting from the same world-leading mentorship, networking opportunities and access to investors.

In the last 10 years, the SETsquared Partnership has supported around 1,000 companies and helped them raise more than £1bn in capital.

www.setsquared.co.uk

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The environmental cost of missed deliveries

Global warming, degraded air quality and other forms of pollution are a by-product of our industrialised consumer world. Over the last few decades governments and industry have been forced to confront these challenges often because their voters and consumers are demanding action. Major pressure groups and a growing proportion of ordinary individuals are leading changes in behaviour in order to minimise their impact on a strained environment.

The rapid growth in online shopping has both positive and negative impacts on the environment; supply chains can become more efficient but the final part of the goods journey to the consumer’s door has been a more difficult issue. One of the key challenges is missed deliveries. When a consumer orders goods for delivery to the home (still the overwhelmingly preferred delivery option), they have historically needed to be at home to accept deliveries. If they are not home, parcels may be left with neighbours, in a ‘safe’ place, lost or returned to the depot. Any parcels lost, stolen or returned to the depot have considerable additional financial and environmental costs.

Consider these statistics.

delivery_guyIt is estimated that at least 5% of parcel deliveries in the UK are not delivered right first time (RFT).  As approximately 1 billion consumer parcels are expected to be delivered in 2015, this equates to approximately 50,000,000 parcels that require some additional processes to get them in to the end-customers hands. These additional processes may be re-delivery, the consumer travelling to the depot to retrieve their parcel or even a complete replacement of the goods. All these processes incur additional carbon emissions through extra fuel used to either transport the goods or get the consumer to the depot for a parcel collection.

50,000,000 missing parcels adds up to a lot of extra emissions. Research led by the University of Heriot Watt has calculated the carbon emissions of each standard delivery based on the following assumptions:

Round trip (miles) 50 miles

Drops per round 120

Items per drop 1

Co2 emissions per delivery 0.018kg

Therefore 50,000,000 missed deliveries equal 50m X 0.018KG = 900,000Kg of emissions. To put this in perspective (using DEFRA derived figures), missed deliveries in the UK equal 3300 trips from Lands End to John O’ Groats in a standard family car or 4442 individual passenger return trips by air from London to Edinburgh

The Courier industry is starting to treat failed deliveries as an urgent issue and one they wish to fix. 50,000,000 failed deliveries means a huge amount of consumer frustration, waste, cost and inefficiency and this impacts retailers and couriers as well as consumers. The large courier firms treat the issue with increasing seriousness. UPS have recently appointed a new global Head of Sustainability tasked with a remit to minimise their environmental impact on every aspect of their customer service. Most of the major courier firms have sustainability goals but until they get the last mile of delivery right, they will have built-in wastage and avoidable environmental impact.

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Pelipod has the technology and opportunity to significantly reduce failed deliveries and therefore will have a positive impact on the entire industry’s environmental footprint.

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Pelipod is the unattended, safe, intelligent, connected parcel delivery box and it has the proven ability to dramatically reduce failed deliveries.  Fewer failed deliveries means fewer vehicle miles chasing parcels, less wear on tyres, a reduction in overall traffic volumes and many other tangible and intangible benefits. We have not completed an environmental impact study yet (we will) but Pelipod owners can eliminate failed deliveries, have no need to travel to locker boxes or other pick-up points for collections. Not only do Pelipod owners help the planet but we suspect that they maybe just a little less stressed than everyone else – maybe that calls for another study?

Pelipod Meets Sajid Javid – Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

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meets Sajid Javid – Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Following the General Election on the 11th May, one of the highest profile promotions within the Cabinet has been that of Sajid Javid to the post of Secretary of State for Innovation, Business and Skills.  Formally the Culture Secretary, Sajid has already made a significant impact and has unveiled details of a new Enterprise bill, to be included in the Queens speech. This bill aims to reduce unnecessary red-tape and regulation and is targeted to save UK business c£10bn.

One of his first official engagements was to return to his home town of Bristol where he visited The Engine Shed, the innovation centre for SETsquared.  SETsquared is the award winning enterprise collaboration between Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey Universities.  SETsquared has an international reputation for successful incubation of advanced technology firms and it is in recognition of technology’s critical importance to the UK economy that Sajid chose this as his first public engagement.

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SETsquared arranged for him to meet 5 of the companies currently based within the centre and the first company he met was Pelipod. Pelipod is a UK firm that has developed the world’s most advanced unattended parcel delivery box.

Sajid recognised how Pelipod would benefit consumers and businesses and thought it was an original and compelling concept.

Karl Wills, Pelipod’s CEO, pursuing a theme close to his heart asked The Minister about the Governments plans for expanding the UK talent pool particularly for software engineers and other technologists.  Sajid understood the scale of this issue and how the skills shortage is impacting UK industry and then went on to explain about the planned expansion of the technical apprenticeship schemes and other training programmes.

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In describing the market Pelipod addresses, Karl Wills said ‘there are around 100m parcels in the UK B2B and B2C market that fail to be delivered correctly first time and a remarkable number of these failed deliveries end up as completely lost. Pelipod is the only product of its kind that comprehensively addresses and solves this huge problem for consumers and industry’.

The Pelipod product is a highly secure box that is both intuitive and simple to use as well as highly flexible and secure. It enables consumers and businesses to have unattended parcel deliveries from any supplier, retailer and courier; it requires no integration and is fully standalone. Only recently released, Pelipod has gained significant recognition and national and international interest from consumers, retailers and couriers

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Why Parcel Couriers Need Sympathy

Poor couriers; judging from the press they are getting, their popularity seems to be close to that of politicians. Over the last few weeks I have been monitoring Twitter and the torrent of complaints against almost every parcel delivery firm is astonishing. Only last week, Eddie Mair on Radio 4’s PM programme had journalist Sue Hayward and industry watcher Ian Paterson discussing consumers’ frustrations and the apparent inability to reliably get parcels in to people’s hands.  I may be controversial here but I have sympathy for the lot of the couriers and I would like to explain my thoughts on why we are where we are, in parcel delivery.

Ecommerce has exploded in the developed world and the UK is by many measures the biggest (per head) online economy. More than a billion parcels were delivered to UK homes last year and hundreds of millions are returned as unwanted purchases. The volume of parcels is growing a c12% per year; an extra 120 million deliveries every year. Just coping with this level of growth would be a struggle for any industry but there are a number of dynamics in the delivery sector that make this particularly challenging.

As customers, we want cheap (or even free) delivery. Why should we pay extra when we have spent ages (or at least several clicks) on the internet looking for the lowest priced goods only to have our sums spoiled by paying for delivery?  The commonest reason for the abandonment of online purchases is delivery charges. We don’t like to pay! So consumers exert direct and indirect pressure on retailers to provide bargain basement prices for delivery.

Generally in life, you can have high quality at a high price or a low price and poor quality; you don’t get the best without paying for it. High quality delivery should be expensive; the investment in capacity, spare capacity (in case things go wrong), systems and everything else to ensure great service costs a great deal. Fast/expensive and slow/cheap are both good if they meet the customer expectation or promise.  But we don’t like to pay! What this means is that the couriers are working on relatively thin margins; needing to invest heavily to keep up with growth yet still getting bashed over the head for ever-lower prices and higher levels of service. To make it worse, consumers, unhappy with delivery, also vent their spleen at the retailers and they in turn beat-up the poor couriers insisting on lower prices and higher investment.

The pressure on margins has resulted in some firms going to the wall; remember the news of CityLink last Christmas.

The operational challenges faced by couriers are also huge. Customers mostly want parcels delivered to their houses but unfortunately, most of us are out at work for much of the time (actually, usually the same working hours that couriers generally work). Parcels need to be delivered securely, and often need to be signed for…..but we are out at work. So, couriers deliver to our workplace but then our employers start moaning that they are not running a post office, etc. Are the couriers expected to chase around after us to try and deliver our parcels? Well, actually it seems that they are; Audi and DHL are working on a system to track the whereabouts of your car and place parcels in your car boot. If you drive away before they have found you; yes, it will be the couriers fault! Even the sci-fi Amazon drones are reputed to be capable of mid course corrections so they track us down if we change our plans.

Then the couriers need to cope with our roads! Couriers are often self employed and paid per delivery; they spend half their lives sitting in slow or stationary traffic and the other half having to race around in their vans to try and make up time (or is this my imagination?).

Courier firms are genuinely trying to improve their service and reduce the number of failed deliveries. They have invested in tracking technology so we should be able to predict when a delivery is made. Some are offering Sunday deliveries or ‘promising’ to deliver within narrow time slots. But delivering to time slots is incredibly difficult to do efficiently; stories abound of vans parked up doing nothing because they are early.

As I mentioned, most consumers want deliveries to their home but this is not working. To overcome this we can now have our parcels delivered to locker boxes at supermarkets, local newsagents or petrol stations, neighbours or even (and if you think about this, it seems mad), the very shops we tried to avoid in the first place! Surely ecommerce is all about convenience, yet Click and Collect from stores is one of the fastest growing categories for parcel collection.

So we come back to the core issue. Consumers want fast, cheap and to their doorstep. How can this impossible circle be squared? If we stayed at home all of the time and ‘promised’ the couriers we would always be there for every delivery it would make a massive difference to their ability to deliver efficiently. No more timed deliveries, no more ‘sorry we missed you’ cards through our letter box and delivery routes designed for the shortest driving distance for the courier; no more zig-zagging between different priorities and time slots (hey, we could even save CO2 emissions).

Well, the world is about to change.  Someone has invented a stay-at-home parcel receiver, and no, it is not a minimum wage student! Pelipod is the world’s most advanced home parcel delivery box. It uses clever technology to safely, securely and reliably be there to receive all of your parcel deliveries at your home whether you are in or out and do this 24/7, rain or shine. It takes a photograph of the parcel when it is delivered and even sends you an email to confirm safe receipt.

Green Pelipod on doorstepPelipod also offers the ability for consumers to have the slow, cheaper delivery (thus saving against the cost of a Pelipod).  What Pelipod gives is “certainty” and that is critical.    It does all of this again for parcel collections for those returned items.

If we all had Pelipods, the life of a courier would be very different. He or she could get up in the morning and drive at a reasonable speed on a direct route to include all his/her drop off’s in the most logical eco-friendly fashion. We would get an email confirming safe delivery and would get home to a Pelipod stuffed full of our shopping. Then we could spend the evening arranging for all the clothes we bought that don’t fit us (I’m sure I was a size XXX) to be returned.

Luckily, Pelipod can manage your returns as well! Has proper ecommerce service just arrived?

Pelipod at the Ideal Home Show

The Pelipod Team is just about settling back in to daily life, after having spent 18 days at the Ideal Home Show introducing Pelipod to the general public. These past few weeks have been an extremely rewarding and educational experience and we had a really positive response to our parcel delivery solution.

After being shortlisted as one of the ‘Top 5 to Watch’ in Home Improvements at the Ideal Home Show this year, many show goers made a beeline to our stand and had a test run at delivering a parcel themselves. We had some great conversations about how the Pelipod could save customers from future days spent waiting at home for that delivery to arrive. It is also a way to save customers from finding parcels ‘delivered’ into their garbage bins – a story we heard from a surprisingly large number of people. General feedback was that we had found an excellent solution with one individual telling us that Pelipod was the highlight of the show for him (that may have been our highlight too…).

We heard a lot of feedback about online shopping experiences nowadays – with the main theme being that anyone and everyone can have delivery problems. Members of the logistics and delivery industries who dropped by the stand were intrigued with the Pelipod and told us stories about how it could simplify their work.

During the show we noticed two main groups of people there: those who had their neighbours receive their parcels and so didn’t need a Pelipod, and those who received their neighbours’ parcels and would recommend Pelipod to them! Turns out it is one of those products you need even if you think you don’t!

It was great to see how many people understood Pelipod immediately. When we were starting out one of our central goals was always to create a product that was simple to use and that solved the central obstacle of needing someone at home to accept deliveries. The positive responses we got back confirmed that we have achieved this and that over time we might see more and more people benefiting from our solution.

We did hear some interesting ideas about what Pelipod was at first glance: compost and recycling bins were a common thought as well as a chemical toilet. Newsagents mentioned that it would work well for accepting their early morning paper deliveries and people were excited about having a safe place to leave things for their friends and families. It just goes to show what a novel and innovative product Pelipod is!

To round off the show on a high we announced the winners of our competition on Friday, and had a very pleasant afternoon delivering the good news to 5 lucky show goers. These are now very happy Pelipod customers who can make their friends jealous with their hassle-free online shopping!