DHL Express partners with Hubbed to offer expanded pick-up options for Australian customers

08-Feb-2016 9:59 AM

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has partnered with the exclusive newsagency retail network Hubbed to offer customers a greater choice in parcel collections.
The partnership will offer customers expanded pick-up options to collect their parcels from Hubbed newsagents nationwide.
The partnership comes amid a surge in DHL Express’ international B2C deliveries to Australia, with the company seeing a double-digit volume growth in recent years as more businesses and consumers look to sell or buy goods online.
Gary Edstein, Senior Vice President of DHL Express Oceania, said: “Online shopping is becoming increasingly prevalent and consumers require an easy, convenient collection point where parcels are delivered while people are not at home. Newsagents are generally located in main shopping areas and have long trading hours including weekends, making them particularly customer-friendly.
“As more Australians turn to online shopping to buy the goods they want and need, we are expanding our delivery options. Correspondingly, by reducing the number of attempts our couriers need to make before a package is delivered, we can deliver a higher quality service to our customer base.”
Launching on February 8, DHL will offer collections from Hubbed in predominantly city locations including regional centres. 
David McLean, CEO of Hubbed, added: “Hubbed believes newsagents are the answer to bringing physical and online retail together, making shopping more convenient. By introducing the DHL Express Online customers to their value, newsagents can return to the centre of the community, where they belong.”
The Hubbed network consists of over 680 newsagents around Australia, providing international and domestic parcel shipment and collection services. Hubbed is the only logistics provider exclusive to the newsagency channel in Australia.
HUBBED is 30% owned by Quantium Solutions, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Post Limited.

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