Woolworths and Australia Post partner to capture online shoppers

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 30th November 2016

Ahmed Fahour and Brad Banducci announce the Parcel Locker partnership.

Woolworths and Australia Post have today announced a new partnership which will see at least 500 24/7 Parcel Lockers installed at Woolworths supermarkets across Australia.

Australia Post 24/7 Parcel Lockers allow for consumers to shop online and have their goods sent to the secure lockers for them to pick up at any time of the day. They are designed to help people who will not be at home to accept parcels during the week day nor can they make it to Australia Post centres during their open hours.

The free lockers will be installed at Woolworths sites from the beginning of December 2016.

Chief Executive Officer of Woolworths, Brad Banducci, said the lockers will extend the existing Woolworths ‘click&collect’ service.

“We know our customers are busier than ever and are looking for greater convenience in everything they do,” Banducci said.

“We’ve seen strong year on year growth of our customers shopping with us online, with many choosing the convenience of our click&collect service to pick up their shopping from our stores on their way home,” he stated.

Customers wishing to use the parcel lockers just need to add the locker’s address to the ‘to’ field when shopping online and a text or email will be sent when their parcel is ready.

The lockers will be available in selected locations from December 2016.

Woolworths secures Australian Pork logo in time for Christmas

Along with partnering with Australia Post, Woolworths has also introduced the pink Australian Pork logo to all its private label ham bone range this week.

Woolworths says it sold more than 3.7 million kilograms of Australian ham during its 2015 Christmas period, and is expecting the meat to remain popular for Christmas 2016.

“We are expecting a bumper year for Christmas ham sales, and when shoppers see the PorkMark at Woolworths they can be confident that they are buying 100% Australian ham,” said Woolworths Director of Meat, Pat McEntee.

According to Australian Pork Limited, 69 per cent of Australians prefer to buy ham from local suppliers.

Woolworths private label Christmas ham offering for 2016 includes:

  • Ham Hickory Smoked Gourmet Half
  • Woolworths Half Leg Ham
  • Woolworths Full Leg Ham
  • Woolworths Double Smoked Half Leg Ham Bone In
  • Woolworths Gold Free Range Leg Ham
  • Woolworths Gold Free Range Quarter Leg Ham

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