Australia Post has recorded its biggest month ever with more than 52 million parcels delivered during December, uplifting over 7400 tonnes of airfreight, up 76 per cent when compared to the same month last year.
Decathlon has launched the Manhattan SCALE solution across three of its B2C ecommerce warehouses in the Asia-Pacific region to streamline its ecommerce order fulfilment capabilities.
Every day this week Australia Post has been delivering over two million parcels, and more than 630 tonnes of airfreight was uplifted and transported across the nation for delivery between Black Friday and Tuesday – over 200 tonnes more than in 2019.
Retailers are preparing for for higher than ever volumes from the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. Australians are expected to increase their spend this weekend and Australia Post has significantly increased its operational capacity to meet the demands of consumers.
This year’s Christmas peak season is expected to be the largest eCommerce event in Australian history, generating $4 billion in spending or 25 per cent higher than last year.
At the back of its existing Carrum Downs supermarket lies Woolworths’ newly built eStore. Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci has labeled the micro-fulfillment technology as a “potential game-changer” for online orders.
As retailers begin to turn their attention to drawing Australian consumers back in-store, following a huge spike in online shopping due to COVID-19 restrictions, research has found that there are ever-increasing omnichannel expectations coming from consumers.
Just a week after Myer announced its new Third Party Logistics arrangement with Australia Post, the department store has today partnered with a leading e-commerce giant to transform 21 Myer stores into Amazon parcel collection points.
Japan’s leading carrier, Yamato Holdings, has partnered with UK based international ecommerce solutions provider, Doddle, to create a proprietary nationwide PUDO network. This follows Doddle’s long term partnership with Australia Post to power their Collect & Return network.
At a time when retailers’ e-commerce operations are under more pressure than ever before in Australia, research has uncovered a disconnect between the online shopping delivery options retailers think are most popular, compared with actual consumer preferences.