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Deliver-EZ provides a community logistics center as a green platform for secure last-mile delivery.

An unmanned 24x7 neighborhood logistics center that eliminates porch piracy, weather damaged packages, and missed deliveries.

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SOLUTION: The Last Block of the Last Mile!

Deliver-EZ has a 3-part solution. The below link provides access to a detailed presentation and video demonstration:       

Mobile App and Software Platform

Customer control of all delivery activities

Consolidation of e-commerce orders and shipment info

Proprietary data acquisition that is carrier and retailer agnostic

Remote Command Tower software, 3rd party integration, IoT connectivity

Automated Delivery Solutions

Integrated electric 3rd party vehicles deliver packages on-demand and on scheduled routes to the residents’ doorsteps or destination of preference

Customer pickup or crowd share delivery also available

Community Logistics Center

Unmanned, fully automated, self-contained unit that holds ~360-400 average size packages in a small footprint. Robots load other robots, disbursement windows, and delivery robots and vehicles.

EZ Green: proprietary, reusable, recyclable, RFID enabled box for local distribution warehouses. Eliminates cardboard waste

How will your solution benefit residents, workers, or visitors in the Michigan Central Station impact area? (1,000 characters)

The next generation of a smart-locker, Deliver-EZ allows urban space to be repurposed as a valuable e-commerce delivery point.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Prototype - you have built a prototype and tested it with potential users

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

Innovations added from user feedback: • Fully operational mobile app, software platform, and demo unit built • Patent filed – US and Internation-al - Process • Rapid roll out and low-cost sourc-ing strategy set up • Negotiating with major small package and mail carriers • Control Tower (operations cen-ter) set up established in Philip-pines

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

AARON FRANK CEO, Board Member Corporate Development, Platform Eco-nomics, Autonomous Delivery DAVE KILZER Engineering, Chairman Logistics Engineering, Consultant, Entrepreneur CRAIG FOSTER Operations, Board member Former UPS Business & Operations Executive ABHIJEET SINGH CTO Leading Supply Chain Technology Expert, Entrepreneur JOHN MARTIN VP of Business Development Held leadership roles at logistics companies NANCY RICH Board Member Former President, COO of Claire's

Size of your team or organization

  • 11-50

Team or Organization URL

Are you submitting as a student team?

  • No

Are you submitting as a team from the Impact Area?

  • No

Funding Request

  • $200,000

Rough Budget (500 characters)

All will be used for installation of our community logistics center: $ 50,000 to prepare space from existing real-estate location. $150,000 for robotic units, computer controllers, and instalation.

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Deliver-EZ is a “last block” Delivery as a Service company that enables customers to control how, when, and where they receive and return their packages, simply by using our Mobile App. Residents have a consolidated view of all incoming pack-ages from any retailer or carrier. We also offer a fully automated package handling system. The 40’x16’ hub serves as a central drop off location for UPS/ FedEX, etc. for a dedicated community. Our software then dispatches integrated third-party electric cargo shuttles and robots to de-liver packages to residents on their terms.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

Metrics to measure success $1.50/package delivered $1.25/package return • 2,578 people served • 80,000 packages / year

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

Reduction in packaging material. Reduction in delivery truck traffic and miles driven Reduction in "porch piracy theft Facilitates re-usable packaging

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Hi @John Martin my name is Boratha, part of the facilitation team at City:One. Just a few questions. I see that Deliver-EZ is set up as a "final mile" hub for people to pick up their packages (for a multitude of reasons that you have explained). Any plans to address how people would get to these Deliver-EZ sites (walking, driving, scootering, etc.)? For the metrics that you have provided to demonstrate success, are these monetary values what we charge people for picking up their packages, or are these monetary values the amount of money we save consumers and businesses for using Deliver-EZ?

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Dear Boratha,
People can retrieve their packages walking home from work, but we also have a drone port on the roof (UPS now Part 135 Certified), and a sidewalk delivery vehicle "garage" on the side. We can load, dispatch, monitor, and recharge drones and autonomous local delivery vehicles in our unit.

The package delivery firms pay us a small fee per shipment. We have a contract with UPS to serve as an access point. This saves them multiple residental deliveries. Some of that fee is shared with the landlord or property manager. For a person picking up a package, or dropping off an e-commerce return, the service is free. Hope to discuss more. You may reach me at: