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Our mail services department has asked if we could help them find a software to track packages for students and provide an email to notify the students that they have a package to pick up.  Last year, 92,000 packages came through the mail room for students.  We are still tracking packages manually and putting a slip of paper in their mailbox.  Does anyone use a software package that provides the capability of tracking the package and emailing/texting students?

 

Thanks,

Chris Fulkerson

  

Christopher D. Fulkerson
Assistant Vice President for Technology/CIO
 
Elon University                Phone: 336-278-5055
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Hi Chris,

 

We are using something which I believe is called Arrival by Pitney Bowes and does just that.   You can scan packages which are then associated with a user’s record in the system and it emails them a notification.  Overall it works pretty well and our mail room staff are happy with it.

 

Regards,

Manny

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Manuel (Manny) Amaral

Associate Director, Information Technology

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

(781) 292-2433

 

 

 

We use Vuetura – see http://www.vuetura.com/html/products/package.asp for details.  Our mailroom people are happy with the solution.  Notifications come through to recipients via email when a package comes off the delivery truck.  System requires very minimal care and feeding from IT once set up.

 

Ed II

 

 

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