Aramex Australia: The simplicity of this delivery model is innovation
Aramex Australia (formerly Fastway Couriers) has launched Courier Lite, an additional courier franchise model, to support Courier Franchisees managing the delivery boom without compromising customer service or delivery times.
The new Courier Lite model provides an innovative benchmark for other franchise businesses that need to scale up quickly, without investing in additional infrastructure expenditure.
One of the challenges of rapid growth in e-commerce for delivery partners is the ability to meet accelerating demand without the need for constant expansion and bigger warehouses. Courier Lite provides an innovative solution to this challenge by optimising delivery cycles.
The Courier Lite Franchisee has a focus on high demand areas and only collects parcels from the home depot once per day, freeing up time for traditional Courier Franchisees to nurture relationships with existing customers and cultivate new business.
Courier Lite drivers will share the same uniform and vans as traditional Courier Franchisees with low start-up costs creating an attractive entry-level opportunity into the wider Aramex Australia network. Many will find this position the ideal stepping-stone to eventually becoming a Courier Franchisee.
Aramex Australia CEO Peter Lipinski says the industry-wide shift to B2C deliveries over the last 3-5 years has rapidly accelerated in 2020, thanks to COVID-19.
“Online shopping has been booming in Australia in recent years, and the current restrictions have turbo charged this growth. We expect this to continue in coming months and years,” says Mr Lipinski.
“The simplicity of this delivery model is innovation as it creates more time for our traditional Courier Franchisees to focus on pick-ups which are the most profitable part of their business and more guarantees for our customers that we will deliver a positive customer experience as well as creating a significant opportunity for the new Courier Lite franchisees.”
“All this happens without the need to invest in costly additional infrastructure. By a simple change to the delivery cycles, we are able to tick a lot of boxes for our Courier Franchisees, our customers and our new Courier Lite Franchisees.”
“For any Australians looking for an entry-level franchise opportunity in an industry that is booming, Courier Lite is the answer,” says Peter Lipinski. “Courier Lite is a delivery focused model that works as a first step for those considering becoming a successful courier, and is the perfect fit for any current contractors working within a logistics network.”
“If you want the independence of running your own business and are a customer-focused person, Courier Lite provides the security of a Franchise Agreement, support and training from our team and the opportunity to join a globally recognised brand.”
Aramex Australia is a network of over 800 independently owned and operated small businesses across Australia. It offers international shipping through its membership of the global Aramex family to over 220 countries.