Australia Post Steps Up Service and Partners With eBay

Australia Post is now riding on the online shopping trend to boost its income and step up it’s services with the growth of online sales.

On Monday, Australia post launched its Future Ready programme which offers parcel services linked with online shopping. The programme was rolled out in response to the 10.9 per cent hike in parcel delivery due to eBay and online sales.

Australians will be able to pick up parcels at more convenient times from its Fyshwick site, while residents of Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney will be able to access secure parcel lockers 24 hours a day. The agency will inform them through text the arrival of their parcels. Australia Post plans to expand the service to 24 locations throughout the country by end of November this year. The project is expected to benefit residents who could not visit an Australian Post office during office hours to pick up their deliveries.

It is also a support service to the online retail sector, particularly for large retailers which would want to be relieved of the task of delivering orders, and instead can spend time on their business rather than in it.

Delivery of parcel’s ordered online make up 70 per cent of Australia Post’s parcel volume which the agency wants to boost further as more online purchases done on eBay overseas and domestically are made by Australians.

Residents who still want to have their goods delivered to their homes will get a notification card under the door from Australia Post delivery drivers instead of placing the note in their letterbox. This will ensure the residents at home will get their deliveries.

Australia Post earlier signed partnership agreements with eBay and PayPal to help promote online shopping, and at the same time boost its income, this is great news for eBay sellers as with growth we can now foresee Australia Post can handle the overwhelming influx of parcels’ being sent on a daily basisb which in hand effects our feedback and DSR’S.

This is a very positive move on behalf of Australia Post and we are excited to see the changes.


Until Next time


Matt and Amanda Clarkson

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