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Australians Shipped Nearly 1 Billion Parcels In 12 Months

Australian consumers reportedly shipped nearly a billion parcels in 2018 according to global parcel shipping research.

As reported by Appliance Retailer, global e-commerce solution company Pitney Bowes has released it’s Global Parcel Shipping Index revealing a whopping 864 million parcels were shipped by Australian consumers in 2018, averaging 34 packages per person.

Australian online shoppers ranked second in the world for international shopping with ‘cross-border’ e-commerce up by 7.3% year-on-year (YoY), primarily from America, China and the UK.

In Australia, 2.36 million parcels are shipped per day, with 2,760 packages shipped globally every second.

Global parcel volume reached 87 billion in 2018, the highest number since establishing the index in 2013.

According to Pitney Bowes Australia and New Zealand country manager and director, Stephen Darracott global parcel revenues continue to benefit from the impact of e-commerce, highlighting small business as a showcase for ‘the growing consumer appetite’ and the ever-increasing need to make competitive offerings to consumers.

Optimisation of the ‘last mile’ delivery is of crucial concern for shipping businesses with consumer expectations shifting from two-day delivery, to one day and now even two hours.

Of those shipping businesses, the report highlighted that AusPost, TNT and Toll account for 50% of deliveries in Australia.

For more information about the Global Parcel Index, check out the highly detailed infographic here.

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