Wednesday, August 22, 2012
No More Missed Deliveries With BufferBox
Founded by three University of Waterloo engineering students, BufferBox is a Waterloo, Ontario-based startup with a mission to end to missed deliveries and waiting for packages. The company is currently building its network of green locker boxes across the greater Toronto area, starting with Union Station.
After you register for the service, you will receive a BufferBox shipping address, which you'll use whenever you shop online. If you order from a partner retailer (Walmart and Google have already signed on), then the merchant will shoulder the fees. Otherwise, you pay $3 for every parcel you get. Once your package arrives, BufferBox will send you an email with a unique PIN. Enter the code on the BufferBox kiosk's touchscreen and a door will pop open. Grab your parcel and you're done!
BufferBox plans to be in 100 locations by the end of the year. That includes grocery stores, convenience stores, and transit stations.