Aussie retailers raise the bar on mobile and social in 2015.
With online shopping booming again this Christmas, Australia Post is launching MyPost Deliveries, a new free service that gives customers choice over exactly where their parcels get delivered.
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A popular online clothing retailer is trialling Australia Post's same day delivery service; the Commonwealth Bank has a new contactless payment system; IGA has a new TVC and Telstra is giving away more business awards.
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Australia Post has committed to providing seven day-a-week service as Christmas Day draws closer.
Telstra has entered into an agreement with Australia Post to provide the national postal network with machine-to-machine tracking technology.
Pack & Send has announced it will be cutting its air mail parcel service costs in the run up to Christmas.
Australia Post has announced that it will be increasing the prices for registered post, selected domestic and international products and services and some packaging products.
Australia Post and New Zealand Post have signed a new partnership boosting access to markets for businesses on both sides of the Tasman.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has not found the Australia Post to be guilty of cross-subsidy between the services they provide after releasing an eighth assessment report.
Australia Post has bumped up prepaid parcel prices by as much as 30 per cent as online shopping continues to boom.
Microsoft's Asia Pacific president Tracey Fellows has quit and is packing her bags to join Australia Post.
Sunday 9 December was forecasted to be the busiest online shopping day ever, according to eBay, PayPal and Australia Post.
This signals a move from snail mail and into the digital age.
Following a 16.6 per cent increase in profit to $281 million, Australia Post has announced it will be putting $2 billion towards infrastructure, products and services to transform its national logistics network to a universal digital platform.
Qantas has reached an agreement to sell its 50 per cent stake in StarTrack to Australia Post and acquire 100 per cent of the air freight business Australian air Express.
The chairman of Australia Post, David Mortimer, has quit his position and will leave board of the government-owned enterprise altogether.
The battle between bricks and mortar and online retailers are about to get fiercer with Australia Post signing a contract with Australia-based international shopping site Tarazz.com.au.
Australia Post has decided it will opening 30 superstores across the country, in addition to giving a free Australia Post Digital Mailbox for every Australian.
The report by eBay, Australia Post and PayPal found 68 per cent of respondents would like to see more competitive rates while more than half would like to see net improvements for tracking.
With the strong dollar trading above parity and seeing an unprecedented number of Australians travelling overseas, Australia Post is taking advantage of this and has entered into the travel market.
Consumers are making online purchases more than ever and Australia Post is transforming its service to meet this boom.
eBay has highlighted that advice from Customs, Australia Post and express carriers indicates reform is needed to facilitate increased parcel volumes associated with the growth in online retailing.
The agreement between the two companies will see next-generation mobile GSM/Satellite phones and service plans distributed through regional and remote Australia Post retail outlets around the country.
The ACCC has issued its preliminary view on Australia Post's proposal to increase prices across a number of its monopoly business mail letter services.
According to the 2011 Corporate Reputation Index, compiled by research consultancy AMR, JB Hi-Fi is viewed by Australians as having the best overall reputation based on strong perceptions around its products and innovation.
USA Shopping Affair is an Australian-owned and operated package forwarding company that will allow Australian online shoppers to buy from multiple US retailers and have it delivered directly to them.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has called on Australian retailers to embrace the government’s NBN, which he believes is the "part of the solution" to reducing the gap between Australian retailers and its overseas counterparts in online retailing
Australia Post has partnered with eBay to offer eBay sellers a simplified packing and posting deal.
The postal corporation saw a 4.2 per slip in mail volumes that was affected by the global shift towards digital communications but has identified four key priorities to overcome the downfall.
Australian home entertainment retailer JB Hi-Fi has the strongest corporate reputation and is viewed more positively by Australians than some of our largest companies, according to the 2010 Corporate Reputation Index.