Australia Post, Online shoppers find convenience close to home
Australia Post and 7-Eleven launch 24/7 delivery lockers for residents to pick up a Slurpee (a frozen flavored drink sold by the 7-Eleven) and their packages at the same time. Australia Post has so far launched parcel lockers at 181 locations around Australia. Almost a third of parcel locker locations are outside 7-Eleven stores. The lockers provide online shoppers more flexibility around delivery times, allowing them to collect packages outside usual business hours.
New Zealand Post Group posts improved operating profit; parcels overtakes letters revenue
NZ Post has recently announced it made a profit of $107 million for the June year. The improvement was driven by lower structural costs, growth in the parcels and logistics business, and a steady financial result from Kiwibank. For the first time in New Zealand Post’s history, revenue from packages and parcels has exceeded revenue from letters.
Deutsche Post DHL plan to snap up Asia Pacific e-commerce market
Deutsche Post DHL has revealed plans to invest in a series of fulfillment centres and delivery systems across the Asia Pacific in order to stake a claim on the fast-growing e-commerce sector in the region. The company announced in Mumbai that it will pilot the new e-commerce business model for the Asia-Pacific in India, through its majority-owned express company Blue Dart Express. The new model is not just about providing stock management and delivery, but also e-facilitation and payment services.
Royal Mail launches e-commerce shipping and tracking platform
Royal Mail has launched a new parcel tracking and platform to improve its offering for e-commerce businesses. The new Shipping and Tracking application programming interface (API) should allow UK e-retailers the ability to connect more easily with Royal Mail shipping services, including international shipping. The new Shipping and Tracking API comes as part of a range of new online shipping tools the company has developed recently to help it compete in the UK e-commerce sector and help restart growth in its stalled parcels business.