Fastway Couriers embraces the sharing economy with Blu Couriers

On-demand courier system to support Fastway franchisees during peak periods

Leading delivery network, Fastway Couriers is tapping into the power of the sharing economy with the launch of its innovative Blu Courier system ahead of the heavy demands of the Christmas period.

Blu Couriers will be rolling out across Sydney and Brisbane over Christmas connecting Fastway Couriers Franchisees with their local workforce.

Fastway CEO Richard Thame says the Blu Courier innovation allows Fastway’s Courier Franchisees to quickly up-scale to accommodate peaks in demand while providing a flexible work option for Australians.

“Following the success of our pilot program we anticipate in the next 12 months over 1000 Australians will take advantage of the flexible working style of Blu Couriers, with the jobs targeted to people wanting to work when it suits them like university students, parents between school runs and people looking for extra income,” Richard Thame, CEO Fastway Couriers said.

Coping with surge periods is one of the biggest challenges Fastway Couriers’ independently owned and operated franchisees face, with Christmas the main period of overwhelming demand. The Blu Courier system solves this challenge, providing additional resources on demand for Fastway’s participating Courier Franchisees.

“With three in four internet users in Australia now shopping online, delivery demand is going to continue to climb,” Mr Thame said. “As well as helping our Fastway Courier Franchisees cope with delivery surges including at Christmas, Blu allows a really flexible opportunity to earn some extra cash at times that fits into people’s lifestyles. Our Blu Couriers will be fully trained and operate within the security of the Fastway Couriers delivery network.”

“We know from our successful pilots in Sydney and Brisbane that, in addition to solving a major problem for our couriers, there’s very strong appetite for work with flexibility and that’s exactly what being a Blu Courier provides," says Mr Thame.

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Founded in 1983 in Napier, New Zealand, Fastway Couriers has extended its presence in Australia and other countries to make it a globally recognised franchised courier company. Fastway is also focused in providing courier services with a unique and customer centric approach.

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