Online distribution network opens for Australian convenience stores and groceries

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 25th June 2012

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.