Mail Boxes Etc. opens first parcel hotel

MBE’s parcel hotel in Eisenstadt combines post office boxes with additional services and 24 hours access for even greater flexibility

Mail Boxes Etc. opens first parcel hotel Bild: Pakethotel

“On the one hand the number of online orders is increasing rapidly, while on the other hand simple and comfortable delivery options are lacking, especially in smaller communities,” Manfred Roth, franchisee and owner of the MBE centre in Eisenstadt, Burgenland, outlines the problem. For this reason a new solution was developed for customers: the MBE parcel hotel.

“Instead of their own residential address, registered guests can now give the address of the parcel hotel and their respective room number when ordering online. The MBE parcel hotel rents out single rooms, shared rooms and business suites for companies or more than one person. The registration takes place at the reception of the MBE center in Eisenstadt. Afterwards, all guests will receive an access code to activate the “Nuki Smart Lock” app, which guarantees 24-hour access to the respective hotel rooms. As soon as the deliveries have arrived, guests will receive a confirmation and will be able to determine the best time to pick them up.

Mail Boxes Etc. (“MBE”) was founded in San Diego, California (U.S.A.) in 1980 and operates 2,600 locations in 40 countries. Since 2009 Mail Boxes Etc. is a company of MBE Worldwide S.p.A., a subsidiary of Fineffe S.r.l. The brand Mail Boxes Etc. has evolved over time into one of the world’s largest international networks of franchised entrepreneurs operating retail-based shipping, logistics, printing, marketing and communications solutions to business and private customers.