Australian businesses booming online
Disruption to international travel and more people working from home during COVID-19 has created an increase in demand and opportunity for Australian businesses.
Aramex (formerly Fastway Couriers) has reported a record first half of the year with an average of 48% increase in delivery in comparison to last year.
The network has remained fully operational throughout the health crisis and is proud to be meeting growing demand and connecting Australian businesses with their customers.
Aramex Australia CEO Peter Lipinski says the disruption to international flights has created a decrease in products coming in to Australia.
“There has been a significant reduction on incoming freight from specific lanes. In the last month we have seen an increase in shipments from China. Overall there is more incoming freight arriving by sea than air.”
“We have seen a substantial increase in demand for alcohol and pet food. There has been a decrease in apparel, but we have seen a big spike in home improvement products such as tools, office desks and other flat pack furniture. Many of our couriers have also been delivering weights and gym equipment,” says Peter Lipisnki.
“With more than 800 Courier Franchisees delivering across 28 regional franchise networks, we are proud to be delivering the everyday goods that Australians now need,” he says.
“Online shopping has been booming in Australia in recent years. The current social distancing and restrictions have turbo charged this growth. We expect this to continue in coming months and years and Aramex looks forward to supporting Australian businesses as they continue to take advantage of e-commerce in the future.”
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.
Customers also enjoy the convenience of the Parcel Connect Service which allows for parcels to be dropped off and collected at a range of local stores and petrol stations at a time that suits them.