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Australia Post opens rural superstore in Ararat

Australia Post has officially opened a new A$500,000 (US$354,180) superstore in Ararat in southwest Victoria. The new store has been designed to cater for changing consumer needs while making it easier for rural customers to access postal services in a modern environment.

Roger Revere, regional manager retail services Victoria, Australia Post, said, “Online shopping in Australia continues to grow so the introduction of a superstore in Ararat provides shoppers with access to postal services six days a week in a new, modern environment.

“Our customers’ needs have changed substantially over time and this superstore is another great example of how we’re changing to meet those needs, investing in the community, and demonstrating our commitment to regional Victoria.”

Key features of the new superstore include a 24/7 zone with additional PO Boxes and new parcel lockers; a dedicated online shopping zone including Apple Macs and iPads; financial services including bill payment and banking; identity services including tax file number applications and passport services; and travel services including foreign currency exchange, travel cards, travel insurance and travel merchandise.

The new Ararat superstore brings the total number of Australia Post superstores to 60 nationwide, and contributes to the company’s commitment of 50 superstores in regional and rural areas by 2020.

October 29, 2015

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Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017

UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

16 August, 2017


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