As retailers continue to evolve their delivery services, consumer shopping habits are sure to change – and drive a need for modifications around the home. For example, we will likely rely more on overnight and same-day deliveries for the timely arrival of necessities such as groceries and medications.

While this shift will likely reduce the number of occasions we need a car to shop, it will definitely affect how we arrange to receive merchandise when we are not at home. Without an obliging neighbor or a full-time condo concierge, it may become necessary to have remote surveillance at your front door or in your building’s lobby, with a secure cage or drop-box for deliveries. Such an arrangement is not unlike neighborhood post offices or the milk boxes of the 50s, when daily deliveries were a common occurrence.