Australia Post will deliver your online purchases six days a week in 2015

by Ben Salter 15 Comments 21 Likes 10,374 Views 12/05/2014 Back to Xbox One news Xbox One

Now that Australia Post has discovered online shopping is booming and sending letters is ... umm, not, the 205-year-old organisation says it will finally deliver six days a week in 2015.

Aus Post experimented with six day parcel delivery last Christmas, and from this holiday season it will become a permanent fixture.

The expansion includes "guaranteed next-day" express post, which means games purchased online and dispatched on a Friday should be with you on Saturday, the new day of Australia Post's operation.

Additionally, more post offices will be open on Saturdays to allow parcel collection and mail to be sent — and I guess bills to be paid if you're over 75.

Source: Daily Examiner

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Australia Post will deliver your online purchases six days a week in 2015 Comments

  • stevivor 77 XP 12/05/2014
    Considering "next day guaranteed" Express Post currently takes three days to get to me IN MELBOURNE'S CBD, I'm sceptical.
  • Gryllis 347915 XP 12/05/2014

    @stevivor said: Considering "next day guaranteed" Express Post currently takes three days to get to me IN MELBOURNE'S CBD, I'm sceptical.



    No chance, but at least Aus Post thinks its modernising. Bless!

    I'm still astounded by the massive lines in posts offices of people, under 60, paying their bills at the post office. Even if we overlook the 'WTF' aspect of going somewhere to make payments, why does it take so long and does Aus Post actually make any money from it?

    If not, ditch bill payment. Surely everyone currently alive (ages 18-103) at least knows how to use a phone, even if they can't use the internet. No need to go to the post office to pay your power bill anymore.
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  • iSR 20722 XP 12/05/2014
    Awesome!

    As long as it doesn't mean prices go up.
  • surfdude 407 XP 12/05/2014
    Strange. I sometimes receive parcels on saturdays?
  • Gryllis 347915 XP 12/05/2014

    @surfdude said: Strange. I sometimes receive parcels on saturdays?



    Was it around Christmas?

    They tried it last year around November/December to gauge interest.
  • surfdude 407 XP 12/05/2014
    Nah just random days throughout the year i will receive a parcel on a Saturday.

    Thought it was normal!

  • Pilkingbod 100357 XP 12/05/2014

    iSR said: Awesome!
    As long as it doesn't mean prices go up.


    I'm sure they will.
    AusPost have been cutting a lot lately...
  • Huddo 29797 XP 12/05/2014

    @Gryllis said:

    @stevivor said: Considering "next day guaranteed" Express Post currently takes three days to get to me IN MELBOURNE'S CBD, I'm sceptical.


    No chance, but at least Aus Post thinks its modernising. Bless!
    I'm still astounded by the massive lines in posts offices of people, under 60, paying their bills at the post office. Even if we overlook the 'WTF' aspect of going somewhere to make payments, why does it take so long and does Aus Post actually make any money from it?
    If not, ditch bill payment. Surely everyone currently alive (ages 18-103) at least knows how to use a phone, even if they can't use the internet. No need to go to the post office to pay your power bill anymore.


    if you get paid cash then you want to pay your bills in cash. keep it out of the governments hands. if i was getting paid cash i would pay my bills that way too.
  • Mirage 138805 XP 12/05/2014

    @iSR said: Awesome!
    As long as it doesn't mean prices go up.



    Already has:
    auspost.com.au/...

    Unaddressed Mail price increase - effective 5 May 2014

    On 5 May 2014, the price of our Unaddressed Mail service will increase.

    Unaddressed Mail is for businesses who want to send promotional letters or communications to potential customers without the need to include a name or address on the article.

    This change is effective immediately and will impact you if you use this service and lodge Unaddressed Mail articles on or after 5 May 2014.

    The current published rates will still apply to lodgements made prior to this date.

    If you send Unaddressed Mail during December - which is a busy time for this service - the 50% surcharge that normally applies will be removed.



    and:

    Letters, bulk mail and parcels increase - effective 31 March

    On 31 March 2014, the cost of the basic postage rate (BPR) within Australia increased from 60c to 70c. The increase was subject to Ministerial approval after Australia Post lodged a notification for the price rise with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Friday 31 January.



    Parcels (like the satchels for games and other bulky stuff) will remain the same though. More in the link above.
  • Leasha 97909 XP 12/05/2014
    Prices are already set to rise...

    I don't mind so much IF I actually get the service I'm paying for, however Aus Post are generally pretty terrible with everything, all the time, every day, always.
  • sjt333 238810 XP 12/05/2014

    Leasha said: Prices are already set to rise...
    I don't mind so much IF I actually get the service I'm paying for, however Aus Post are generally pretty terrible with everything, all the time, every day, always.


    this can be rectified by leaving qld
  • milo 5355 XP 12/05/2014
    I had a friend send me a couple of dvds thru the post from WA to Sydney, took them 2 months!!
    I can understand a couple weeks but struth.. that sucks..
    But I do have my own postbox so cant complain too much ..
  • Leasha 97909 XP 13/05/2014

    sjt333 said:

    Leasha said: Prices are already set to rise...
    I don't mind so much IF I actually get the service I'm paying for, however Aus Post are generally pretty terrible with everything, all the time, every day, always.


    this can be rectified by leaving qld



    And where should I go? Shall I move in next to you?
  • Gryllis 347915 XP 13/05/2014

    @surfdude said: Nah just random days throughout the year i will receive a parcel on a Saturday.
    Thought it was normal!



    If you've been getting mail from Aus Post on Saturday you must have stumbled upon the nexus of universe.

    Or it was delivered Friday and you didn't check until Saturday :P
  • CybaCowboy 2151 XP 13/05/2014

    Gryllis said:and does Aus Post actually make any money from it?



    Yeah, they make a small amount from each bill.. Usually it's only about 20c-$1 (depending on the company), but it adds-up over time...

    The main reason they do it though, is so that they can draw you into the store and "up-sell" you on something else, either directly ("You should get this!") or indirectly (i.e. You see something in the store that catches your eye).


    surfdude said: Strange. I sometimes receive parcels on saturdays?



    Unless it was during the trial, it is most likely from couriers.

    As for the changes, I still scratch my head and wonder why they can't deliver seven days a week, especially with online shopping becoming the norm... The fact that it has taken them this long to get to six days is just ridiculous!
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