Introducing streamlined logistics operations with Verkada Mailroom
Rahul RamakrishnanAug 09, 2022
Here at Verkada, our Camera, Access Control, Sensor, and Alarm products help organizations protect their people and assets while respecting privacy. With Guest, we built on that mission by giving our customers better visibility and control over visitor’s access to their locations. Today, we are excited to take the next step with Mailroom, which helps customers manage and control the flow of deliveries across all of their facilities so that inventory, supplies, and deliveries get to the right people at the right time. By doing so, Mailroom helps protect our customer’s assets.
Mailroom empowers businesses, schools, factories, distribution centers and others to efficiently keep track of the mail, packages and shipments coming to their facilities, enabling them to streamline their inventory, warehouse, and supply chain operations. As a result, mailroom staff get time back and employees get their packages without having to worry about missing something important.
We’ve been fortunate to have some of our top customers beta test Mailroom, and the feedback has been spectacular:
“This is exactly what I’m looking for. It is already way easier to use than my existing system to effectively manage deliveries coming into the office.”
“We love the product and love the vision. Verkada Mailroom is something my staff will use every day.”
What is Verkada Mailroom?
Verkada Mailroom is mailroom management software that enables organizations to regularly keep track of mail and shipments. With the Mailroom app, inventory managers and workplace staff can simply scan the label on any inbound package from a mobile device and it will instantly notify the recipient to collect the item - no special hardware required.
Mailroom also integrates with Verkada cameras out of the box. For customers with mailroom video cameras, office and inventory managers will see a live view of delivery activity within the Mailroom dashboard, making it simple to monitor activity and safeguard assets. Mailroom can be used in traditional mailrooms, loading docks, or almost anywhere where packages and freight come and go.
How does Mailroom work?
1. Scan the shipping label. In just one click, Mailroom scans a shipping label via optical character recognition (OCR) to match the name to the recipient. From the label, details of the package are captured, such as location, carrier, tracking number, recipient name and more. Inventory and warehouse managers can add even more detail with custom notes, and additional photos. As an additional option, users can automatically print large name labels to make packages easier to locate on the mailroom shelf. We support UPS, USPS, DHL, Fedex, Amazon, Royal Mail, OnTrac, Canada Post, and more.
2. Send notifications automatically. Once scanned, employees are notified via SMS, email or Slack that their package has arrived. If the package hasn’t been picked up after 24 hours, they’ll get automatic reminders. Employees can mark that they have picked up their package via email, text, or Slack.
3. Track and manage. Staff can view a log of all items picked up and waiting, and double-click into the details of each scanned item. For organizations with multiple shipping and receiving locations, select the correct location from the dropdown to see the appropriate delivery logs.
4. Investigate lost items. With its native integration to Verkada security cameras, Mailroom makes it easy to do quick investigations of lost or removed items. See a live view of mailroom activity, as well as a historical snapshot of when an item was scanned. To more easily find lost items, filter by specific fields, such as tracking number, name or date.
Get Started Today
Verkada Mailroom is available today. List price is $250 per site per month. See our pricing page for details. To learn more about whether Mailroom is a fit for your company, please contact your preferred Verkada partner or [email protected]
Rahul Ramakrishnan is a Product Manager at Verkada with hardware and software experience in both the enterprise and consumer markets. Rahul attended UC Berkeley, where he studied electrical engineering, computer science, and business.
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