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How Australia Post Managed to Navigate COVID-19

Sulabh Chauhan
Aug 09,2020

The last few months witnessed an unprecedented upheaval with COVID-19 having disrupted anything and everything. Whether it is people’s daily lives, businesses, educational institutions, or anything else, the novel Coronavirus has disrupted them all.

As per a new analysis by Deloitte Access Economics, Australia Post’s delivery services contributed to an additional $2.4 bn during the COVID-19 crisis compared to the last year. When around two-third of all businesses reported revenue declines, Australia Post continued to serve as their lifeline. It further reported several other findings:

- Australia Post contributed a total of $1.8 bn to the country’s GDP over the three months (from March till May) this year.
- There was an increase of $560 Mn in ecommerce for regional and remote across Australia.
- Australia Post facilitated an additional $26 Mn transactions that may have failed to occur through in-store visits amid COVID lockdown restrictions.
- They also helped generate 58,800 jobs amid the peaks of Corona.

Last but not the least - An additional 23,000+ small businesses availed Australia Post MyPost delivery services amid COVID-19 each month.

Having looked at all these stats, you can clearly conclude that Australia Post is crucial to businesses across Australia. If you own a business anywhere in Australia, it is time you picked Australia Post Shipping Services to facilitate streamlined management of your global parcel deliveries.

However, several tasks like calculating shipping costs, tracking orders, etc. can be tedious at times for e-store owners.

Thanks to a number of Australia Post Shipping modules out there using which you can manage shipments much more easily.

Our M2 AusPost module is also a next-gen shipping extension for Australia Post that gives a number of advantages to merchants.

- Live Shipping Rates
With Magento 2 Australia Post Shipping Module integrated in your store backend, calculation of live shipping rates becomes a matter of seconds. No need to visit the official Australia Post site now and then, you can calculate and display shipping rates right on your storefront with M2 AusPost.

- Official Australia Post Partner
Our Magento 2 Australia Post Shipping Module offers best services to all the ecommerce retailers globally. The functionalities and features it offers are highly productive and customer-oriented and the proof is our official partnership with Australia Post.

- Live Tracking
The ‘live tracking’ feature lets customers know about the whereabouts of their orders on the go. This real-time tracking helps build a sense of faith in your brand and engages your customers better with enhanced transparency.

- Multiple Shipping Services
Our module enables you to set domestic and international services for letters and parcels. It lets you select international services to offer to your customers depending on the size and type of the parcel.

- Shipment Configurations
With M2 Auspost Shipping extension, you can add insurance charges and features like ‘Signature on Delivery’. You can also set item level packing if the need to ship items individually arises.

- Shipping Rates Configurations
You can set default dimensions - length, width, height to be considered to generate shipping rates in case there are no product dimensions mentioned explicitly.

Ready to Choose Australia Post?

As you can see Australia Post is a lifeline for businesses across the globe, you can also pick Australia Post as your shipping partner. In addition, you can also integrate a good Australia Post Shipping like our M2 AusPost module to smoothen your delivery management even further.

If you want to integrate it into your store, contact us at [email protected] and our team will revert to you within 24 hours.

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