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The last-mile delivery is expensive and difficult. It’s also high stakes, a failed delivery attempt is enough to damage the customer’s perception of the entire shopping journey. In an attempt to ease these pain points, technology companies, retailers and logistics businesses have been piloting autonomous delivery robots to transport packages

Australia Post

Australia Post’s parcel business continues to grow but a decline in letters has dragged down the company’s half yearly profit. For the six months to December 31, 2018, AusPost made a profit before tax of $154 million, down 36 per cent year-on-year. Register now for Which-50’s Business of Chatbots webinar Letter

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Australia Post will add 1,000 three-wheeled electric vehicles (eDVs) to its fleet to help cope with the increasing volume of parcels being delivered across Australia. Australia Post began trialling the vehicles in 2017 and has since deployed them in all states. The new order will make AusPost the nation’s largest

Australia Post is taking full ownership of ecommerce delivery platform Aramex Global Solutions (AGS) to boost its international ecommerce capabilities.   AGS provides end-to-end cross-border logistics solutions to a portfolio of global ecommerce merchants. It was established as a joint venture between the AusPost and Dubai-based logistics company Aramex two

The arrival of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has brought back into focus the demands faced by retailers during the busiest time of the year, especially around click & collect. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The multi-channel nature of click & collect poses challenges to retailers who have

Limited shipping options for consumers could have a big impact on ecommerce retailers’ bottom line, according to the latest report from supply chain technology company Neopost Shipping. The ‘Great Expectations: Shipping, CX & Gen Z’ report reveals 97 per cent of Australian Gen Z consumers (19 per cent of the

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Last year Australian consumers spent $21.3 billion buying goods online and most were satisfied with the delivery of their goods, according to an AusPost ecommerce report. But what if the country has been conditioned to accept bad shipping? Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Katie Kinraid, general manager APAC at

Last year Australians received an average of 34 parcels each, with growth in volume and revenue driven by strong ecommerce sales. According to The Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index released today, parcel shipping generated AU$9.2 billion in revenue last year, an increase of 6.2 per cent over 2016. While parcel

Alibaba

Alibaba Group will acquire all outstanding shares that it does not already own in Ele.me, a leading online delivery and local services platform in China, in a transaction values Ele.me at US$9.5 billion. Alibaba and its affiliate Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Group currently own approximately 43 per cent

Shares in both FedEx and UPS tumbled more than 4 per cent on Friday following reports that Amazon plans to launch a delivery service that could potentially undercut the logistics giants. Amazon will begin testing a delivery service for its marketplace sellers in Los Angeles, The Wall Street Journal reports,