• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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