Our Story

Home delivery is great. But failed deliveries are frustrating, increase traffic and emissions.

In fact, we believe that life in our cities and villages would be very different if we could deliver and return at all times: our local shops could deliver easily, we could return clothes that don’t fit easily, and we could get all your online shopping on the first attempt.

With the technology available today, we can provide a great solution with the ParcelHome. Our goal is to make the technology we developed working with carriers available in as many countries as possible, at the cheapest cost possible.

History

2013

The ease of online shopping is lost when packages are not delivered quickly and efficiently at home. Gregory Mackin wanted to do something about it. Gregory’s dream is to help everyone to obtain packages more efficiently, to be able to have parcels delivered 24/7 and to make it easier for local entrepreneurs to deliver packages to the community. He brought together a team of IT experts and product developers and developed a smart letter and parcel box. ParcelHome was born!

2014

ParcelHome won the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition for Europe and Israel in 2014 for its innovative idea.

2014

ParcelHome won the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition for Europe and Israel in 2014 for its innovative idea.

2015

In 2015, the ParcelHome was launched in Belgium with a pilot project in Mechelen.  100 people participated in the project and used the ParcelHome for  year. The project was a success. The ParcelHome team used the participants feedback to improve the new generation of ParcelHome units..

2016

The ParcelHome was launched in France. The second generation of ParcelHomes, the ParcelHome 2, is introduced. It is the first generation with a signature tempered glass topsheet.

2016

The ParcelHome was launched in France. The second generation of ParcelHomes, the ParcelHome 2, is introduced. It is the first generation with a signature tempered glass topsheet.

2017

The ParcelHome is launched in Norway.

2018

ParcelHome partners with a major box manufacturer, which resulted in the manufacturing ParcelHome 3.

2018

ParcelHome partners with a major box manufacturer, which resulted in the manufacturing ParcelHome 3.

2019

With the launch of the ParcelHome 3, the smart letterbox is now readily available throughout Belgium and its neighbouring countries.

2020

Today, the ParcelHome is selling the third generation of ParcelHome 3. This generation of boxes is faster, safer and more consumer friendly. The ParcelHome 3 is available in grey and black. In 2020 the ParcelHome is sold in Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, France and the United Kingdom and present in 8 countries. Find out more about the features of the latest ParcelHome here.

2020

Today, the ParcelHome is selling the third generation of ParcelHome 3. This generation of boxes is faster, safer and more consumer friendly. The ParcelHome 3 is available in grey and black. In 2020 the ParcelHome is sold in Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, France and the United Kingdom and present in 8 countries. Find out more about the features of the latest ParcelHome here.

The ParcelTeam

Gregory Mackin
Co-founder, CEO

Greg is a finance and project management expert; he drives the international expansion of ParcelHome and new commercial offerings. Greg will not rest until he gets bakery delivered by drone in his ParcelHome on Sunday mornings – a noble cause.

Jean-Michel Huten
Co-founder and Head of R&D

Jean-Michel is an IT & Technology specialist and is in charge of coordinating electronics developments and IT developments at ParcelHome. Having built is own house, Jean-Michel is an expert in home automation systems – smart homes rule!!

Margot Timmermans
Marketing and Business Development Manager

Margot is a marketing expert focusing on getting as many ParcelHomes in the streets of Belgium and the Netherlands as possible. Her dream is to have all the shoes of the London Fashion Week directly delivered in her ParcelHome.

Lise Kriekemans
Marketing Associate

Lise is in charge of customer service and marketing. She likes that ParcelHome can make deliveries more ecological by guaranteeing first time deliveries and giving opportunities to local shops. Lise loves to have her dried flowers, books and strawberry tarts delivered in her ParcelHome without those being damaged.