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What is Australia Posts OnDemand shipping service?

Australia post recently launched their new ‘OnDemand’ carrier services which ReadyToShip integrates with.

There are three different services available including:

  • NOW (Which is a 3hr courier delivery option)
  • SAT (Which is a Saturday afternoon delivery option) and
  • TON (Which is an evening delivery option)

These new services offer some great courier/same day options to Australia Post/Startrack’s offerings.

For retailers that sell product required for events or in faster time frames, the ability to offer a same day or courier service is highly sought after.

What are these services?

Here is some more detail about the three services.

They are only available in certain metro postcodes, and the same/next day coverage is usually to the same postcode area.

For an up to date list of serviced areas, please view the Auspost OnDemand service area list here.

NOW: This is a 3 (or 4) Hr courier delivery service, which is a point to point pickup via a Startrack Courier van.

It is direct delivery, from your business to the customer. Manifest must be done as soon as possible, so a job can be allocated by the Startrack courier.

TON: This is a great service providing same day delivery to the customer in the evening.

Booking again must be manifested before a cut off time for pickup (usually around 3pm). Bookings are picked up by Startrack Courier vans, and delivered to customers between 6 and 9pm that evening.

SAT: This is a Saturday afternoon delivery, which can be booked on a Friday or Saturday morning.

These bookings can be made on Friday, or Saturday morning up until 11am, for delivery between 1 and 6pm Saturday afternoon.

How does the Auspost OnDemand pricing work?

The pricing model is quite simple.

Each service is a flat fee added to your local Auspost metro delivery rate. This means that each service is the one cost, regardless of delivery postcode.

How do you qualify for OnDemand services?

Qualification is required, and retailer fit can be examined on a case by case basis. You need to be in the serviceable area, and meet some other general requirements. For more questions, contact your Australia Post account manager.

To generate OnDemand labels and update tracking to your customers via your webstore or marketplace you can connect OnDemand to ReadyToShip.

Simply sign up for a ReadyToShip account for free here, then follow the prompts to connect to OnDemand services.

Sendle releases new pricing from October 29th

Sendle is one of the more popular carrier integrations in ReadyToShip as there are a number of great features available including free Premium pricing for 12 months when using ReadyToShip and Sendle together, along with flat rate pricing Australia wide.

This month we have a number of updates to share regarding our integrations with Sendle. The first is upcoming price changes, including some great looking local satchel rates.

To find out more about the Sendle pricing information below please get in touch with the Sendle business team.

Not a Sendle user yet? Signing up is free and easy to do – just click here.

The announcement from Sendle is included below:

Announcing $4.75* (ex GST) 500g Satchels!

Sendle has reduced local satchel rates.

For Pro Plan customers our same city 500g satchels are down $1.00 to a super sharp price of $4.75* (ex GST). There’s also good news for those on Sendle’s Premium plan, with same city 500g satchel rate discounted by 14% to $5.80 ($5.27 ex GST).

If you’d like to access these rates for your business, contact Sendle’s business team.

 

Sendle Price Guarantee: Cheaper than Parcel Post*

 

Sendle New Rates and Extended Price Guarantee

Sendle have adjusted their rates to reflect standard changes in markets and CPI. Some rates have come down, some have stayed the same and others have gone up. Scroll down to see the full rates for each plan. These rates will come into effect on 29th October 2018.

To help your business succeed, Sendle developed the Sendle Price guarantee so you can send your 500g satchels, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg and 25kg parcels to Sendle’s same-city and national zones for less than standard Parcel Post rates.

If the standard Parcel Post rate is cheaper, Sendle will beat it. That’s a like-for-like, kilo-for-kilo better price guarantee! For business plans, save 30% to 60%† on same city parcels and save 16% to 72%† on national parcels! 

Sendle Plan DiscountsSavings are compared to the latest standard Parcel Post rates, published 1 October, 2018. Percentage comparisons shown range from destinations in the same state (min) to prices from Perth to Hobart (max).

 

Remote and International: Sendle to Alaska or Alice Springs

In line with their commitment to simplify, Sendle added a simple $13 surcharge for remote parcels. So even if you’re sending a full 25kgs of love to folks in Ghan, Northern Territory, it’ll still only cost $13 more than the national rate.

Aussie goods are going cheap with the dollar at a 2.5 year low, and the good news is, there’s never been better time to start exporting. Sendle maintained their international rates just as they are, so you can compete with the folks overseas.

Here are the rates for Sendle’s Easy, Premium and Pro plans. These will come into effect on 29th October 2018.
Sendle Easy Pricing
Sendle Premium Pricing
Sendle Pro Pricing

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If you want more information, reach out to Sendle’s Business Team, or talk to us here at ReadyToShip on live chat.

Retail Global 2017 – Conference for Online Retailers

Nathan Huppatz, Co-founder for ReadyToShip and Costumes.com.au will again present at the annual Retail Global conference held on the Gold Coast in May 2017. He is a regular speaker on topics such as multi-channel retailing, online freight/logistics, Google Analytics, online marketing and more.  

The ReadyToShip team is looking forward to another amazing event, catching up with customers, and finding new ideas to implement. A highlight is the networking and learning from other business owners.

Heading into its 11th year, Retail Global’s no.1 goal is to ensure value to the online seller community so it continues to grow in Australia and globally. At Retail Global you’ll find inspiring original content to put you and your business in a winning position. With over 100 speakers over 3 days, you’ll have the power to select the content you want to learn about.

You can learn more about Retail Global Australia., or click here to buy your tickets. Use Nathan’s speaker code READYTOSHIP17 for a $100 saving off your ticket!

 

 

 

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Leveraging from our own history of ten years + in online retail and development, we started offering development services over 18 months ago.

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