Newest Innovation in Shipping Tech: Ditch Your Printer - The Next Tech

Newest Innovation in Shipping Tech: Ditch Your Printer

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by Alan Jackson — 4 weeks ago in Future 3 min. read
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When was the last time you printed something out? Yes, on a printer.

Unless you’re incredibly old-fashioned, chances are pretty good you can’t remember the answer to that question. We can do pretty much anything digitally these days: shop for groceries, pick up packages, and even scan airplane tickets. But what we couldn’t do, until now, was manage our luggage delivery digitally.

LugLess, the affordable luggage shipping platform, has realized what most of us have – that the printer is basically going the way of the dinosaurs…unless you ask shipping companies. If you’re sick of hauling your luggage around the airport or off the baggage carousel at baggage claim, you’re pretty much out of luck unless you want to pay for paper shipping labels to get your bags from point A to point B.

That’s why LugLess recently announced their new Digital Labels, which make it so that travelers never have to use a printer again when it comes to shipping their luggage from one destination to the next. No more waiting for hotel printer use, no more stressing out about how your luggage will end up where you need it to be. Simply purchase the label on your phone and walk into a UPS Store or FedEx Office location to have the label scanned and shipped.

A New Way to Travel

There has been very little innovation over the years when it comes to consumer-facing shipping. Only enterprise-level shipping has seen any real, tangible adjustments. Most consumers interested in shipping something from one place to another have to either stand in line at the post office or shipping store or purchase a label online, print it out, then drop off the item. But when travelers don’t have access to a printer, they can’t ship their luggage – and the entire flow falls apart from there.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, convenience became key. Travelers were far more inclined to invest a lot more money in digital, touch-free travel solutions – and waiting to print a label at a hotel’s common printer doesn’t fit the bill. Plus, when traveling was already so fraught, standing at a crowded baggage claim didn’t feel like a safe decision either.

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And that’s not even to mention the cost. With airlines having charged $5.9 billion in checked baggage fees in 2019 alone – and that number has only gone up! – LugLess has attracted a large and growing number of travelers who are seeking an easier, cheaper alternative to the inconvenience and the growing cost of checking bags at the airport.

To further ensure peace of mind, LugLess finds and compares the lowest possible shipping rates across multiple carriers to ensure you’re not only enjoying the convenience of the service, but not paying a premium for doing so. LugLess Digital Labels can be used at one of more than 2,000 FedEx Office locations, 8,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores, or more than 5,000 The UPS Stores. And if the hotel or rental at your destination isn’t able to accept your luggage, the same locations from which you can ship your luggage – FedEx Office, Walgreens, Duane Reade, or The UPS Store – will hang onto your bags until you’re in town and ready to collect your belongings.

Ultimately, it’s the best of both worlds for every traveler; the security of knowing your luggage will be waiting for you when you get to town, and the peace of mind that comes with getting the best price out there.

Saving Time, Money and Stress

Traveling without baggage is the dream-come-true scenario that LugLess has made reality through its luggage shipping options that ensure no one has to haul checked bags from the cab to the counter or wait at baggage claim when they’d rather be resting after a long day of travel. But there’s more to managing your luggage than hauling it around the airport and waiting for it to come around on the carousel.

There’s a reason why we all save concert tickets, credit card information, and every email under the sun onto our phones: it’s secure, portable, and we don’t have to mess with printed tickets and information. That’s exactly the pain point LugLess wanted to address when it came to shipping luggage. Except with LugLess, you don’t even need to download an app – all you need is a phone and an internet connection.

And if that packing list includes bulkier items like golf clubs, skis or cardboard boxes? LugLess can take care of that too. The platform is equipped to facilitate a touchless and convenient shipping experience whether you’re trying to get your skis to the slopes or all your belongings from your parents’ house to school.

With the simple shipping solution LugLess Digital Labels provide, it’s hard to think about ever going back to checking bags and hauling them through an airport again.

Alan Jackson

Alan is content editor manager of The Next Tech. He loves to share his technology knowledge with write blog and article. Besides this, He is fond of reading books, writing short stories, EDM music and football lover.

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