New digital labels allow travelers to ship luggage without a printer
BOSTON, November 2, 2021 – LugLess, the easiest and cheapest way for travelers to ship their luggage and sports equipment, today announced the launch of its Digital Label™, which allows people to book, send, and track items with just their phone – no printer required. LugLess users simply bring their shipment to one of more than 15,000 nearby dropoff locations throughout the US where the Digital Label on their phone is scanned and the shipment is processed.
With personal printer ownership on the decline, and remote work eliminating many people’s access to the office printer, printing paper shipping labels has become a challenge. Printing had also proven difficult for a core segment of LugLess users – people who were already traveling and couldn’t access a printer while on the road. Now, by visiting www.lugless.com on their phone, anyone can send luggage, skis, golf clubs, or boxes from anywhere in the US without ever needing to download an app or rely on a printer again.
“By eliminating the need for a printer, the LugLess Digital Label puts the power of luggage shipping in the palm of your hand,” said Aaron Kirley, President of LugLess. “The hardest thing now is deciding what you’re going to pack for your trip.”
LugLess always finds and compares the absolute lowest shipping rates across multiple carriers for each travel itinerary. Once a booking is made, LugLess Digital Labels can be used at one of more than 2,000 FedEx Office locations, 8,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores, or more than 5,000 The UPS Store® locations. Shipments can also be delivered to, and held at, any of these convenient locations for travelers to collect once they arrive in their destination city.
With airlines having charged $5.9B in checked baggage fees in 2019 alone, LugLess has attracted a large and growing number of travelers who are seeking an easier, cheaper alternative to the inconvenience and increasing cost of checking bags at the airport.
“LugLess saw its growth accelerate even faster since the pandemic began, largely due to people wanting to avoid checking bags for a quicker, more contactless airport experience,” said Aaron Kirley. “Our new Digital Label, which just requires a scan of your phone, makes for the ultimate frictionless, touchless shipping experience.”
With the introduction of the innovative LugLess Digital Label, travelers can now send a shipment anytime, anywhere just using their phone; while being assured of paying the absolute lowest price and having a touchless experience from beginning to end.
LugLess offers the only cost-competitive alternative to checking bags at the airport by enabling travelers to ship luggage directly to their destination for as little as $20. The LugLess platform makes it easy and intuitive to send luggage with existing logistics networks at a discounted price that is often less than checking a bag. This ultra-low-cost shipping service provides travelers a simple, affordable solution to the frustration, inconvenience and rising costs of carrying and checking luggage at the airport.