Twenty-three million Americans have had packages stolen, according to a new report by Princeton Survey Research Association. Just this week, police in southwest suburban Riverside issued an alert about package thefts. How can you outsmart the thieves?
All types of mobile apps. An app called Doorman is also available in Chicago. There are some free options, too, such as the Amazon lock boxes popping up at area 7-Elevens and other stores. You can also get your packages delivered directly to FedEx or UPS stores.
UPS also just launched another, new free service: UPS Access Point. Customers can pick up packages at 8,000 locations nationwide.
“It is really convenient that I can personally pick it up and not risk anyone stealing it,” Allison Poteet said.
Daffodils flower shop in Bucktown is one of those locations.