It is amazing how fast the technology world is changing and impacting the entire global system.
What is also more revealing is the fact that the level of acceptance of latest technological innovations is alarming.
In this article, we bring you the very basic understanding of the above technological terms AI, machine learning, computer vision and big data trending for a couple of years now and how they impact almost everything around our world.read more
And due to unforeseen circumstances, the delivery company arrives your location very late and you are not around in your residence to receive the item, then the dispatch man tries to reach you on the phone, but your phone is plugged charging while you are attending to some other urgent issues relating to the ceremony.
Then after much effort, the dispatch officer fails to get through and he eventually leaves with the parcel to their office.
Unfortunately, the parcel delivery organisation opens late on Saturday which happens to be your wedding day.
The ceremony was fixed for 10 am while the delivery company resumes at 10 am as well.
Already, it is very clear plans have been disrupted and may end up affecting the entire wedding arrangement.
Someone may want to tell me, hey! With early and proper planning there won’t be such mess. But may I also tell you no matter how well planned at times things still could go wrong.
From this scenario, if you had Amazon hub in your home, all the dispatch man needed to do was to drop the parcel in your hub and go; anytime you are around, you just open and retrieve your item no matter the time of the day.
So look at Amazon hub as a friend that will be there for you when you are not available to receive, secure and safeguard your items delivered to your home for you.
How Does Amazon Hub Work?
So how does it work?
It is quite simple and straightforward. Packages sent to your home will be delivered to the hub.
Whenever you are ready to pick up your package, head to the hub and type in your pickup code and the hub door flings open on its own accord and you reach out to your item then pick it out.
Grab your package and enjoy. You can pick up a package from any sender, any company or group of individuals no matter where it was sent from, no matter the time of the day, in the morning, in the afternoon or late in the night, at your convenience.
The hub is always open and conveniently located within your residence to make picking of package jiffy and as snappy as possible.
Meanwhile, structurally the hub has a cluster of boxes built finely and smoothly secured to an enclosed panel like a cupboard with a digital display screen which will allow you key in your pickup code.
It is highly safe and easily accessible by you since it is around your residence.
But how do you get the pickup code? It is simple, the code is generated and sent automatically to your mobile phone or email as soon as the delivery company arrives your home with the parcel.
The system focuses on residential locations and not for public locations.
Unlike a couple of other systems you find in malls, grocery stores etc, this solution is meant for private homes.
And it is not all residences that Amazon can install this solution in. There have to be some criteria met to qualify for the hosting of the hub in the residence.
How it is different from Amazon locker
So it will easy to wonder if there is any difference between Amazon Hub and Amazon locker.
Lockers are meant to be deployed in public locations like malls, grocery stores etc.
While Hubs are meant purely for residential places.
Amazon lockers receive parcels only from Amazon and not from other carriers.
But Hub receives from all carriers including Amazon.
And because hubs are located in private residences, they can be accessed any time of the day, while access to lockers depends on whether or not the location where they are kept is open.
Five superb advantages of Amazon hub and why it is a must get
Talking about the hub solution by Amazon, it has indeed brought convenience to lots and lots of people across the globe with regards to parcel delivery needs.
This article will not make much meaning if you do not talk in specific terms about the advantages of this hub solution developed by Amazon.
Therefore, without further delay, let’s proceed to see the advantages.
Your parcel can be delivered to your home whether you or anyone else is in your home or not, the hub will help you receive and keep your parcel waiting for you.
Hence, there is no longer need rushing out of that important engagement home just for the reason you are expecting a parcel.
Your parcels will be at your residence waiting for you no matter how many days or months or you stay away from your residence.
Amazon hub improves your residence lifestyle through giving you 24/7 package pickup service.
This entails that right in your residence you can walk up to the hub any time of the day to pick up your item.
Besides that, it decongests and frees up space in your lobby and storeroom.
The hub provides a secure location for your items.
One of the major issues faced by parcels delivery service companies is the fact that there are often challenges of parcels theft and tampering.
But with Amazon Hub, you have peace of mind as it keeps your item safe for you.
The hub accepts packages from anyone.
While Amazon locker accepts packages only from Amazon, the hub receives and accepts items from all persons or organizations.
Therefore, you do not need to worry whether the Hub will accept parcels from the likes of DHL, FedEx, UPS, or any other individual sending your parcels. Because definitely, it will accept parcels from them all.
Four simple Steps in Sending and Receiving Parcel through the Amazon hub
So what is the process of sending and receiving the item via the hub?
The procedure is quite simple.
If you follow the steps below, you will find it hassle-free.
Whatsapp is a powerful communication application with over a billion users across more than 180 countries worldwide.
Whatsapp messenger enables people to keep in touch with friends and families.
It allows people to chat and make video/internet calls across networks.
One other very powerful feature that makes Whatsapp a unique communication application is the fact that when you use a particular phone number to set up the application on your phone initially, you can insert another SIM card with a different number to continue using the application in case you do not have immediate access to the original number used.
Typically, no one should have the ability to add someone to a chat group outside the admin who created the group.
By right, end-to-end encryption is to be implemented to ensure nobody is able to have access to the chat messages between the group members.
Not even at the server end should anyone be able to read or view such messages in plaintext.
This is to ensure that information is kept within the limit of the group members alone.
But researchers from the German-based Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) indicates anyone who controls Whatsapp/Signal servers is capable of adding new members to any private group keeping them there to spy up the group’s conversation without authorization of the administrator.
Besides, the administrator will not even be aware of this that his/her group’s privacy has been compromised.
Although, Whatsapp came out to deny the Whatsapp flaw claim saying communications on the network are well secure and that the messages are encrypted end to end especially on communication between user to user.
The truth remains that no matter the mechanism in place, system end-to-end encryption is paramount so there will be guaranteed protection of privacy as people use the chat service to communicate.
Of course, communication technology will continue to grow especially in this year 2018, stakeholders in the industry must note that while they strive to grow the solutions and investments, the privacy and safety of users is absolutely key.
And users, on the other hand, must also research about any system they engage with for their own safety and privacy.