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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

More than 300,000 Brisbane shoppers now have access to grocery deliveries within two hours following the introduction of Woolworths’ Delivery Now service from six local supermarkets. Customers living in the suburbs surrounding Woolworths stores in Ascot, Ashgrove, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Paddington and Spring Hill can order up to 30 handpicked

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