Necessity is the mother of innovation, and this is certainly the case for The Courier Box.
It was our involvement with a shared driveway which made us aware that parcels being left by couriers were at serious risk of being run over or stolen. Our own MyFoodBag delivery was stolen from our driveway.
We had stumbled across an issue known to the e-commerce and courier industry as “the last mile problem”; the multi-million-dollar problem of stolen or damaged parcels after delivery.
As an online shopper, we know couriers are a frequent visitor to our door, dropping parcels off, often left to the mercy of the elements and “porch pirates.”
What we needed was a secure, insulated, appropriately-sized box to keep our family’s parcel deliveries safe. So, The Courier Box was born.
“We had a look on the market but there was nothing large enough. We wanted a box that could easily hold a dozen bottles of wine and a food order and be secured.”
We drew up a design and a local Christchurch manufacturing company built a prototype.
The Courier Box has a latch which can be secured by either a combination or key lock to which courier drivers can be given access. It can be insulated which is an ideal option for food and drink orders and a barcode can be printed onto the box which is scanned to let the customer know their parcels are waiting.
A letter box can be incorporated into The Courier Box to make it multi-functional. While the box is appealing to look at and unobtrusive, it is available in either black, white or stainless steel.
We believe it will have wide appeal, and eventually supersede the traditional letterbox.
"It is about future-proofing our changing shopping habits, and allowing consumers to embrace e-commerce while knowing their purchases are safe and secure.”
The Courier Box is only available on-line at