Saturday, August 06, 2011

Post Office of the Future

Australia's Sydney Morning Herald reports, "A 24-hour pick-up hub run by Australia Post at St Leonards is being trialled and ''the post office of the future'', being trialled in Brisbane, will have 24-hour parcel lockers."

Alex Twomey, Australia Post's general manager of external affairs, is quoted as saying, ''It's reinvigorating a bit of excitement about getting the mail at night, which I like. The thrill of the post arriving is coming back.''

In a related article on the Courier-Mail website, reporter Sophie Foster pens, "Executive general manager retail services Christine Corbett said plans to transform the post office was approved by the Brisbane City Council on Tuesday, with much of the work to be done on weekends and at nights to minimise disruption. She said the changes were in line with Australian e-commerce trends that gave Australia Post a huge revenue growth opportunity."

Shown above, an artist's conception of what the 'post office of the future' might look like.
To read the entire Sydney Morning Hearld article by Rachel Olding, click here.

To read the Courier-Mail article, click here.           
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM