What is the “finish line” of deliveries? Once the courier or drone completes their delivery, then what happens? This step of the delivery process is full of unknowns and arguably the most important step of all. Does the consumer receive their package without issue?
With solving the “finish line” of courier and drone delivery in mind, FRED LLC developed and designed a comprehensive solution that solves logistic problems for deliveries with its patent-pending product: FRED. FRED is a receptacle that provides a secure, contactless and convenient way to deliver Frozen, Refrigerated, Electronic or Dry goods as well as valuables and medication for both drone and traditional deliveries. Essentially, FRED will protect any delivery.
Donna Bartley created FRED, a start-up business focusing on the multiple processes of ensuring packages that arrive at a destination and remain safely secured, with a larger goal in mind of solving larger logistic issues involved in the delivery process.
FRED is a convenient comprehensive solution for the finish line of delivery simplifying the connectivity with the shipper, courier and recipient in a simple, very efficient and cost effective manner that no other drone delivery service or traditional service has addressed.
For drone deliveries, FRED interfaces with every phase of the delivery process. The FRED system provides coordinates, shipping instructions and alternative communication with a drone to guide it to the drop area. Donna says that a drone is assigned coordinates at a warehouse and can have multiple shipments to the same geographical area. When arriving at the coordinates, the drone communicates directly with FRED. FRED scans the surrounding area in accordance with safety protocol and then communicates to the drone that it is clear and safe to drop the delivery into the receptacle. Once the goods are dropped, FRED communicates with the recipient and the shipper that the delivery was successful. The recipient may choose to watch a live feed of the delivery.
For traditional deliveries, the use of FRED and its capability to receive large parcels with the use of its external steel mesh bag will eliminate porch piracy and FRED’s temperature controlled and insulated interior will allow fresh food deliveries and medication deliveries to stay safe, cool and fresh for 12 hours or more. The courier, whether it be Amazon, UPS, FEDEX, USPS, restaurant delivery vendors or pharmacy vendors, opens FRED with a frequency signal assigned to FRED from their shipping instructions. With the anticipation of drone delivery services, other industries can be included in the near future.
Donna sees great benefit to manufacturers, shippers, drone fleets and recipients because FRED is used as an interface at every step of the delivery process. FRED can be used for apartment buildings, businesses, rooftops and houses in an extremely efficient, safe and cost effective manner. FRED not only provides a wide range of solutions and convenience, but opens many opportunities for drone delivery services and drone fleets to expand their market share in a trustworthy, safe, and secure way.
Drone delivery services are rapidly becoming part of our society. The need for an adequate safe solution is desperately needed. While covering every aspect of the delivery process, ensuring secure deliveries and connectivity, FRED is an ideal solution for the delivery industry in the Post-Covid 21st Century.