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Steve Orenstein Zoom2U

Homegrown on-demand courier platform Zoom2U secured AU$4.2 million funding, led by Perennial Value Management, to help grow its team, ensuring it continues to invest in building the platform and further increase its customer base in Australia. Launched in 2014, the company has raised more than $7 million to date and

Supply chain projects underway at supermarket giant Coles are expected to have a transformative impact on the retailer’s operations as they come online over the next five years. But in the short term, Coles is expanding its partnership with UberEats, launching its own subscription delivery program and bringing wearables into

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Online shoppers are placing more of a premium on when, where and how they receive parcels than the speed of delivery, according to the latest CommBank Retail Insights report. Whereas the majority of retailers surveyed (58 per cent) are focused on getting goods as fast as possible to their customers,

Catch Group’s paid membership service, which includes free shipping on certain orders for a monthly fee, now includes Kmart and Target stores. Kmart Group, which includes both the traditional retailers, acquired online only Catch Group earlier this year for $230 million in a move it said would bolster its digital

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Logistics giant FedEx completed a commercial residential delivery to a home in Christiansburg, Virginia via drone last week. The drop off was conducted by Wing Aviation, in collaboration with FedEx Express, as part of the US Department of Transportation’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (IPP). The delivery of a

Amazon is opening its third Australian fulfilment centre in Perth, which will enable it to ship goods to customers on the west coast of Australia.  The facility – which is expected to be operational in late 2019 – is located in the Perth Airport Business Precinct and will enable faster

Australia shipped 864 million parcels in 2018, an average of 34 parcels shipped per person or 2.36 million parcels are shipped per day, according to the latest edition of the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index. In 2017 parcel volume in Australia grew eight per cent to 841 million parcels, up

Deliveroo Australia has formed a rider advisory panel to help improve safety for its rider network.  The panel is made up of 10 Deliveroo riders who will meet up monthly via video conferences and face-to-face workshops at its Melbourne offices.  The move is designed to raise awareness of the riders’

6 River Systems

Ecommerce platform Shopify is buying 6 River Systems, a provider of warehouse fulfillment solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by 6 River Systems’ stockholders, Shopify will acquire all of 6 River Systems’ outstanding securities in a transaction valued at approximately US$450 million, consisting of approximately

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Australia Post will open the largest parcel facility and delivery centre in the southern hemisphere in Redbank this October to cope with increasing demand driven by ecommerce, according to postal service. The new facility will process up to 700,000 parcels per day at its peak – or over 35,000 parcels