We are developing Boxn, tomorrow's mailbox, which coordinates food deliveries, other home orders and mail. Boxn is a secure and temperature-insulated delivery point which means that private individuals no longer need to be at home when the delivery arrives. Our survey among households shows that 60% think it is a big obstacle to have to be at home when goods are delivered to the door, and 58% of respondents state that they would shop more online if they didn't have to go to the post office in store.
Boxn makes home delivery safe, easy and time-saving for the end customer, and can contribute to growth in home delivery and increased sales for suppliers. At the same time, the solution will provide major benefits for the distributor in the form of route optimisation, shorter stops per customer, more favorable working hours and less waste.
Part of the product is an access sharing system with functions that ensure security and control over the delivery. To accommodate this, access will be able to be controlled remotely to give access to couriers and other carriers. The cash register must also be able to register when something is delivered, be able to send a notification to the customer's user and ensure logging in the distributor's systems. It can also simplify the process around the return of goods by directly notifying the carrier when the return goods are placed in Boxn. The box must be able to be placed in all types of housing.
We have agreements of intent on cooperation in development with several food suppliers, technology development companies and distributors. The team consists of two industrial economists from NTNU, two experienced architects, a system developer and several previously successful founders. We have a strong focus on contact with the market, have foundation skills and a network in the construction industry.
The sale of the products has started.