Australia Post has been given regulatory relief by the Federal Government to assist it to continue providing “important” postal services during the COVID-19 crisis.
Australia Post is set to undertake a telecommunications ‘transformation” of its business, with the roll out of a series of upgrades to its network that it says will optimise performance for services across the country, as it plans for the future.
The Commonwealth Bank's five-year agreement with Australia Post, which will see the bank invest in banking services provided by post offices around Australia, including in regional areas, has led to a call for the other big banks to do their own deals to provide greater banking services in the regions.
Many consumers have a lack of trust in the providers of telecommunications services for their transparency and ethical behaviour, according to a new global index which found that consumers rated telecommunications the second least trustworthy industry.
Courier and door-to-door online delivery service Sendle has launched a free integration with ecommerce platform Shopify in a move it claims will simplify and accelerate delivery for thousands of online retailers around Australia.
Australia Post’s steady decline in its mail services has hit hard, with the postal service suffering a loss of $222 million for the 2014/15 financial year – its first in more than 30 years.
The competition watchdog, the ACCC, says Australia Post’s proposed change to increase basic postage rates to $1would significantly reduce the losses on the postal service’s stamped letters by 2016-17.
In the face of a continuing rapid decline in ordinary mail volumes, losses in its mail devliery business and planned voluntary staff redundancies, Australia Post is proposing an increase in the cost of its ordinary letter services, including stamps.
Delivery services startup Sendle has launched a new dashboard which it says is designed specifically to give small businesses a "better alternative' to Australia Post’s eParcel service.
eCommerce software company ShipIT – formerly Starship IT - has partnered with Australia Post to offer customers an integrated order and shipping management system.
On demand courier service Zoom2u is taking advantage of Australia Post’s financial woes and decline in its delivery services with the launch today of a new Australia-wide overnight delivery service to help businesses and consumers send parcels at their convenience and “avoid post office queues”.
Scammers are online this Christmas trying to con you with emails suggesting there’s a missed parcel you need to pay a re-delivery fee for, but if you fall for it your present will be heartache, a lighter wallet, the risk of identity theft or the risk of ransomware.
The growth in online shopping and the coming Christmas season has prompted Australia Post to launch its new MyPost Deliveries service giving customers choice over exactly where their parcels get delivered.
Australia Post is deploying new FlexiPOS point-of-sale technology in over 300 regional and rural licensed post offices across Australia in a move which it says will enhance services to local communities.
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