Life is getting more convenient by the day. Thanks to countless commercial innovations and technological advances, it's easier than ever to carry out the business of living. You can even turn your lights on by talking to them.But, somehow, sending a parcel doesn't seem to have been included in the march of progress. Whenever you have something to send that isn't a letter you need to lug it all the way to a post office before you even know how much it's going to cost. If you're a seller, the inevitable guesswork can easily leave you out of pocket.
To make matters worse, even when you do get your parcel measured the chances are it's been done wrong. Close to 50% of packages are measured incorrectly, and as many as 37% of customers end up paying more than they need to.
Cue AR: Box Measure & Send. This innovative new app from UK developer ParcelBroker finally allows you to leverage the technology in your pocket to ensure that you always get the best possible deal on your postage.
It works using AR – or augmented reality. All you have to do whenever you want to get a price on a package is load up the app and point your phone at the object you're sending. A clever touchscreen interface then allows you to tweak the dimensions of your package with a couple of swipes, in case you want to leave room for bubble wrap or the like.
And that's it. You're done. Once this simple operation is complete, the AR: Box Measure & Send app will use the data from your camera to instantly generate an estimated postage cost.
AR: Box Measure & Send also compares the postage rates of all the major logistics companies, including ParcelForce, UPS, TNT, and many others, so that you can tell at a glance which one offers the best value.
And if you find use these services via AR: Box Measure & Send, they really will represent the best possible value, since ParcelBroker has entered into partnerships with several of the major delivery firms to offer discounts of up to 80% from their standard tariffs.
AR: Box Measure & Send is an awesome tool for anybody looking to send something, but if you run your own Etsy or eBay store, or any kind of business that relies on posting stuff, it will change your life. What was once an onerous, time-consuming task will be swept aside with a wave of your smartphone or tablet.