Online distribution network opens for Australian convenience stores and groceries
- June 25, 2012
- Amy Brown
An Australian delivery service has established a way for online consumers to receive their parcels at the local convenience store, rather than having to collect them from an Australia Post outlet.
ParcelPoint is a simple concept – consumers are notified by SMS when their parcels have been delivered to a local convenience store or grocery, and are able to collect when convenient.
The convenience stores and groceries involved are selected for their accessibility, with many open seven days and after-hours, and the product delivered is not necessarily connected with their own products.
Retailers involved in ParcelPoint receive direct commission on every parcel handled, increased foot-traffic, and access to new local customers.
ParcelPoint is developing new partnerships with online retailers and parcel carriers as both groups can benefit significantly from promoting a convenient, more efficient delivery option.