Preventing Porch Piracy
The measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic means an increase of online orders– and Porch Pirates have definitely noticed consumers' new found reliance on no-contact shopping and deliveries. Analysit Andrew Hurst of ValuePenguin.com said, "The quarantine has become the perfect opportunity for Porch Pirates, with home delivery orders increasing by nearly 40 percent since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic." 18% of consumers have experienced package theft in the past four months!
Package thefts are not solely a problem due to the pandemic; consumers have faced porch theft since the beginning of online shopping. About 44% of Americans have had a package stolen at some point, and most occurred right outside their front door. With this in mind, we have taken steps to reduce the risk Porch Piracy.
infanttech now uses Signature Confirmation on all orders over $50. Signature Confirmation not only provides standard tracking information but also provides reassurance. We hope to give shoppers extra peace of mind by ensuring packages are actually received by the intended recipient.