logistics

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New research from Pitney Bowes,  a global technology business operating in the logistics sector found that global parcel volume surpassed 100 billion for the first time in 2019, reaching 103 billion. Australians shipped 934 million parcels in 2019, an increase of 8 per cent year over year (YoY) with an

Courier service Sendle today announced it has raised a further $19 million from a mix of new and returning investors. Popular with small businesses and offering carbon neutral delivery, Sendle says its now has half a million customers as ecommerce demand is “skyrocketing” during COVID-19. Sendle says its latest funding

Implementing analytics software can assist a company in increasing efficiencies and gaining more insight into the business process, this was the case for DMICDC Logistics Data Services (DLDS) who implemented NEC technology to capture real-time location of its transport. This transformation was explored in the recently released NEC whitepaper, Taming

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Australia Post has repurposed and opened 15 new processing facilities and commenced recruitment for 600 casuals into the network and call centre to assist in managing the continued parcel delivery demand in the country. The national carrier has been struggling to process the surge in parcel deliveries during the COVID-19

Drivers in Sydney and Melbourne can now sign up to deliver packages for Amazon under the US giants’ gig economy-style courier service.   Amazon is bolstering its local delivery services by launching Amazon Flex in Sydney and Melbourne, which allows drivers to select when they would like to work and use

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Australia Post has partnered with fulfilment technology provider, Doddle, to further extend its network of collect and return locations for online shoppers. The expanded network will offer shoppers the choice to collect and return online shopping at different locations including supermarkets, pharmacies and department stores nationwide, as well as post

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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,

Australia Post is recruiting 3,700 seasonal workers to help it process and deliver “unprecedented parcel volumes” in the lead up to Christmas. Last year Australia Post delivered over 40 million parcels in December alone – an 11.7 per cent increase on the previous year – including two record breaking days,

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

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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