DRONEDEK to demo its smart mailbox at NRF in New York City

Event is the 3rd national showcase for the Indiana tech company

INDIANAPOLIS– January 12, 2022 – DRONEDEK Corporation, one of the first companies in the world to patent a smart mailbox designed for secure drone delivery, will demonstrate its device at NRF2022, Retail’s Big Show in New York City next week.

“We had a great time at CES, making new and reinforcing existing relationships,” said DRONEDEK CEO and founder Dan O’Toole. “As retail moves to drone delivery, we want them to start thinking about where, exactly drones are going to drop packages. It can’t be in a yard or on a sidewalk. For the customer to be satisfied, packages will need to be delivered to a secure receptacle and ours is the best in show.”

O’Toole said he hopes to talk with major retailers at NRF2022 about his smart mailbox, a feature-rich, secure mailbox that accepts delivery via robotic, unmanned driverless, aerial drone or conventional means and will also enable users to send out packages. DRONEDEK is set to disrupt all shipping verticals to include receiving or sending food, medicine, groceries, or other parcels.  O’Toole holds a first-position patent portfolio for drone package receiving, sending and storage.

The DRONEDEK team will be headquartered in the Supply Chain Pavilion on Level 3, Booth 24 throughout the show, which runs January 16-18, during National Retail Week.

Autonomous delivery is a buzzword in the retail world, as prompt and accurate delivery of ecommerce is increasingly important to consumers.  A new report predicts the $860 million sector will grow to $4.9 billion by 2030 and cites the advancement of sense and avoid systems in aerial delivery drones, expansion of e-commerce and increased use of low-cost and light payload drones by startups for product delivery.

The DRONEDEK mailbox accepts traditional mail delivery, will keep packages hot or cold, alert users to package arrival, recharge drones and serve as an emergency alert if necessary. An app controls when the device is opened for delivery or retrieval and controls its emergency alarm features. 

DRONEDEK solves three of the most critical challenges of delivering packages in “the last mile” of the delivery route by: 

  • Reducing expense – average cost of drone delivery for the last mile is $1 compared to $2 by truck. 
  • Increasing efficiency – drone delivery eliminates the need for trucks to drive repeatedly through neighborhoods.
  • Providing absolute package security – packages are locked in the mailbox and opened only via the owners’ app.

The company also demonstrated its mailbox at the XPONENTIAL 2021 global trade show in Atlanta in 2021.

About DRONEDEK: DRONEDEK is the branded leader in the emerging, next-generation mailbox of drone and autonomous delivery space. Its smart mailbox completes the last inch of the last mile of package delivery with its patented smart, secured receptacle technology. See the mailbox and learn more at DRONEDEK.com 

Media Contact: Cheryl Reed/ 317-446-5240

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