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New Zealand Post pilots multi-brand subscription delivery service

NZ Post is set to launch a trial for Shipmate, a new service that entitles shoppers to an unlimited number of purchases with no delivery fee from participating online retailers.

Customers simply pay an upfront cost for the service, with Warehouse Group’s brands being the first to be offered as part of the subscription.

Brendan Thawley, NZ Post’s head of customer strategy, said, “A shared problem for both parcel senders and receivers is that often consumers want to buy small things online but the cost of shipping is too high relative to the purchase. We’re working to deliver solutions for both of these groups.

“We’re excited about this new innovation in the New Zealand market and are delighted that four of The Warehouse Group’s brands will be the first to offer the service to their customers.”

The trial will run for two months, with registrations open until August 13 up to a maximum of 5,000 customers. Subscribers must be using the service for personal use only, parcels can weigh up to 25kg (55 lb), and the trial is running for the North Island only.

Pejman Okhovat, CEO of The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery, added, “Customers have been asking us for better online delivery options, and along with our two-hour delivery trial earlier this year, we’re looking forward to further improving our offering with more developments to be rolled out in the coming months.”

August 10, 2017

Written by Daniel Symonds


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Drone footage of Hermes super hub

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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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