Australia Post has actually reported its 2017 performance and the results are largely favorable, even as letter volumes continue to move. However parcel volumes must continue to grow at a healthy rate if the they are to maintain their service and network of branches. Notably, the Australia Post report also stresses its neighborhood value and dominant position powering Australian ecommerce.As Australia’s a lot of relied on delivery partner, assisting in 82 percent of the country’s ecommerce, we are distinctively placed to make the most of a variety of growth chances. This consists of serving our organisation & federal government customers better, renewing the function of the post workplace in the neighborhood, focussing on the significant international opportunities, and producing and simplifying our items that people value and trust. To build world-class experience we are buying capacity and performance in significant processing parcel centers and across our shipment network, with over$ 300 million of financial investment in FY18 and $500 million forecast in FY19.– Christine Holgate, Group Chief Executive Officer and Handling Director, Australia Post
They maintained branch community access to the network with an overall network of 4,356 post offices, beating a target
of 4,000. It also provided 98.5%of letters on time or early( the target was 94% ). But they alerted that they have to bring in$ 2 of parcel revenue to alleviate the effect of every $1 decrease in letters. Around 91%of Australians have checked out a post office in the last 6 months, on an average of 10 times, with 85%of Australians saying it was extremely important their local post workplace remains.The report also worries the neighborhood value they give Australia and regional neighborhoods. Australia Post contributed over$6 billion to the Australian economy and for each
role employed, they say they produce at least another job related to the network.Australia Post has actually stated there will be higher pressure on profitability in the 2018/19 fiscal year due to the ongoing decrease in letters and caution around domestic and cross-border retail conditions.
Perhaps Amazon’s arrival will open up brand-new opportunities for Australia Post?