Aramex, formerly Fastway Couriers, has unveiled an innovative, low-cost franchise model in response to the exponential and sustained growth of e-commerce in Australia.

Courier Lite, which launches as Aramex reports a 48 per cent increase in deliveries year on year, will allow the company to scale up quickly without investing in additional infrastructure expenditure or compromising on customer service.

By optimising delivery cycles, the Courier Lite Franchisee primarily focuses on deliveries and only collects parcels from the home depot once per day instead of several times, freeing up time for Courier Franchisees to invest time building relationships and servicing local customers.


“The simplicity of this delivery model is the innovation. With a small change to the delivery cycles, we can tick a lot of boxes for our key stakeholders”, explains Peter Lipinski, CEO of Aramex Australia. “Courier Lite creates more time for our courier franchisees to focus on pick-ups which are the most profitable part of their business, 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”.


This opportunity is an entry point for people seeking a way into the courier industry. Business-minded, customer-focused people who want to be part of a strong and stable industry, and who want the independence of owning their own business, are well placed to take advantage of the Courier Lite franchise model which paves the way to becoming a courier franchisee in the future.


“No prior business experience or training is required for Courier Lite franchisees”, explains Lipinski. “With low start-up costs and support from our award-winning Aramex team, anyone can join our globally recognised brand with the security of a franchise agreement.


To date, Aramex Australia’s network is comprised of over 800 independently owned and operated small businesses offering international shipping through its Aramex membership to over 220 countries.