Thailand Post to collaborate in 'Asean one-price' courier service
Thailand Post Co and its counterparts in Asean will launch an "Asean one-price service" in each country to compete with international couriers. Ahead of the Asean one-price service, Thailand Post is offering a one-price box for Bt1,400 with unlimited weight for Laos with its LogisPostWorld service.
Australia Post to partner government in digital mail drive
Australia Post has formed a partnership with the Department of Human Services that will launch a trial where citizens will be able to receive their government communications in their Australia Post MyPost Digital Mailbox. The government said the trial would be an “important step” towards its plans to provide every Australian with a “unique, flexible and secure digital inbox”. A government inbox service was launched in March this year, allowing citizens to receive digital communications regarding healthcare, child support, taxes and social services in a single location, including access through mobile devices.
Toll Group focus on “enormous” Australian e-commerce potential
Australian logistics and transport giant Toll Group admitted that it wanted its new e-commerce service to progress more quickly — but said for now its focus is on getting the operations and technical side right. Toll Group has been developing its Toll Consumer Deliveries business to take on the dominant Australia Post in the Australian e-commerce delivery market.
Alibaba introduces self-pickup delivery spots in Hong Kong as it flexes its logistics muscles
Alibaba announced that it will introduce self-pickup delivery across Hong Kong today for goods purchased on Taobao Marketplace Hong Kong, in partnership with 7-11 and Hongkong Post, the city’s government-run postal service. Now, users based in Hong Kong who buy goods off of Taobao Marketplace can opt to pick up their items at one of over 200 designated locations. 125 of these locations belong to Hongkong Post.