Australia Post has announced a landmark partnership with retailer Woolworths to install at least 500 24/7 free parcel lockers in supermarkets across Australia, providing shoppers with convenient parcel collection and returns. The lockers will be rolled out from December 2016.
Ahmed Fahour, Australia Post managing director and group CEO, said as the e-commerce market continues to show encouraging growth, it is essential the country’s largest e-commerce parcel company continues to innovate new customer services.
“Australian shoppers spent A$20bn (US$15bn) online last year and this Christmas is expected to be the busiest ever for online shopping with more than 60% of all Australians expected to buy online,” said Fahour. “This landmark partnership with Woolworths will provide our customers with more choice and convenience for parcel delivery than ever before. Instead of having your parcel sent to your home address you can have it sent directly to a 24/7 parcel locker so you never need to miss a delivery again. And best of all, it’s absolutely free to use.”
November 30, 2016